Option To Keep All Tracks Effect Panels Open

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As far as I can determine there is no way to keep multiple tracks effect panels open at the same time.

When you click the arrow to open a tracks panel on one track it closes the other tracks panel you had open.





This make for a big time waste on more complex projects by having to constantly go back and forth reopening the effect panels.


It would make synchronizing and aligning of effects a way more productive process and as a result save a lot of time in editing if there was a option of some type to keep multiple tracks effect panels open at the same time.




What say ye all ??  Yes??   No,  go back in your hole??


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I'll vote for it, I see what you’re after.

But I got to ask. Have you tried markers? Clip markers will do the same thing. Or timeline markers.

You can snap to markers. At least, to some extent. I don't know what effects you are working with and what it is you're trying to sync up.

When I'm trying to sync things across multiple tracks in Premier Pro or After Effects I break out the markers.

You cannot see what effects are applied to a clip in Premiere Pro until you highlight it. There may be several effects to scroll through in the effects controls. If all that stuff appeared on the timeline. On all stacked clips and images. I might need to run my timeline monitor in Portrait mode.  

Regards, Joe





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Hey ya Joe thanks for the vote.

I did use marker to indicate points on the audio timeline that a effect needed to happen.

The screenshots above are from a little test project that I thought I would play around with from a post a day or so ago of someone wanting to apply multiple animations/effects to a clip.

They wanted to have a image have slight movement and a "flash effect" at the music beats.

You posted a example on that post.

Anyway I thought I would take it a little farther  just because :)

This is what I had going




How the option to have multiple track effect panels open would have been helpful in this project would have been the ability to see what track  had a effect applied where as I was bouncing the effects around to form a sequence.

Having to open/reopen each tracks effect panel to keep track of what was what and to also line it all up added a lot of more editing time and difficulty.

Also it might be a bug but the effects would not "snap" to the markers or the playhead
so that made the drama more intense :)

All said it was a fun test project and this idea I feel would be a helpful option to have.


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Yeah, it looked pretty good.Nice job.

Unfortunately, you've got to swim upstream to do most things like this in Camtasia. It's simply not designed for it.

In Premier Pro, I would chose the appropriate effect. Create the effect using keyframes.
Copy the Key Frames.
Move/Snap the Playhead to the markers and Paste.

I used to try and Squeeze/Force as much as I could out of Ulead Movie Studio. Now Corel Video Studio.

It's not worth it. The wasted man hours are just that. Wasted.

I'm not suggesting you do this.

However, I'm always taken aback by people that spin their wheels for years. Never advancing their skills beyond a program like Camtasia.
Most invest more hours complaining about the complexity of advanced editing programs.
Then actual time spent trying to use one.

I was one of those people.
When I ripped off the band-aid and jumped into Premiere Pro. It was daunting at first.
I was making the mistake of trying to absorb how to use everything.

I still don't use some of the effects or have a mastery of most of them.Don't have to, Hollywood guys need to, that's where the disconnect is I think. The average user thinks they need to understand everything.So they just run for cover instead.

Premiere Pro isn't cheap, but I cut my teeth with arguably the very best.
Plus, I've got high end plug-ins for Premier Pro and After Effects. Love Photoshop, Audition. So I'm pretty much locked in and already trained.
Always learning, and not ready to jump ship in the foreseeable future.        
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I hear ya on the swimming upstream and look at everything you said pretty much the same way.

You can drive in a nail with a screw driver but it's ability to do so is very limited and very time consuming when the better option would be to use the better tool such as a hammer and drive that nail home.

You could say for me pushing Camtasia or some other software is just a side hobby if you will.  I'm just one of those "what if or I wonder if" kind of people and sometimes there is a good result  ie; a easy/quick workaround and sometimes it's better to just throw in the towel.

In the project I posted above it was a bit time consuming even though it was really short in duration  I also learned more about Camtasia's abilities.  As you said.
Always learning
It's something someone should do every day. Never stop learning !!

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