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In Camtasia 9 it's not possible to work with two projects in the same time. I know that on Mac it's working, so this should be also implemented for Windows. When you are working with more than one project, it is really necessary to open more Camtasia instances at one moment. 
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Alina Ene

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Randy Martin

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You would think this would be standard, wouldn't you? I often have to make variations of things.
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Alina Ene

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Can you explain what did you mean to say in your post?
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clephane1

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It seems that you want the ability to open TWO TIMELINES  within the same project?
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Alina Ene

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No, not two timelines. I want to open two projects (or more) in the same time.
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Rick Stone

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I don't think that's what is asked at all. Perhaps an example will help.

I regularly create visual assets to be used during a Christmas concert performance. I need perhaps 70 different video clips that are played on demand through a projection system. So that means 70 different Camtasia projects.

Sometimes it is (or more accurately, would be) useful to have more than one instance of Camtasia open, Project A open for editing in one instance of Camtasia and Project B open in a second instance.  In my own case it would be because my client is always bouncing from this or that segment to another and asking me to do this or that. 

Or similar thing with PowerPoint. Note that PowerPoint allows having two or more PPTX files open at the same time.

Hopefully that makes better sense.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Alina Ene

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Hi Rick,

Seems that you understood what I meant to say. I really need this scenario, to work with at least two projects in the same time.

Thanks,

Alina

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Your situation sound like a "live event" scenario with "changes on the fly" to production elements.

Buy another license....Set up a second workstation with shared access to the media?  
One for event "playback" and the other for last minute "editing/changes".

That's the most solid solution.
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Alina Ene

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To buy another license it's not a solution. My company will not agree this, they would prefer to buy another tool for video editing in this case.
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No, not at all. For a couple of weeks prior to the event, I'm preparing media that is simply used and played at the event itself. And it's during that prep time and process where it could be useful to have two instances of Camtasia open at the same time.

During the event itself, I use another piece of software that has little squares I have linked to the individual elements that are played when you click them. So there is no "changes on the fly" during the event. 

At any rate, I wasn't looking for a solution. Although I do appreciate your trying. My post was intended only to illustrate how an ability to have multiple instances of Camtasia might help one workflow. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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How To Work With 2 Projects At Same Time In CS9

http://www.screencast.com/t/nHqdr6bWY86
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Alina Ene

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I watched the video, I already used this workaround. But, for projects with many objects inside (e.g.: more than 5 tracks on the timeline) is not appropriate to use it. This is why I need to open these projects in separate Camtasia instances.
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sorry the suggestions were not helpful

for what it's worth, I've successfully used the "Co-Locate And Disable" technique on 25 simultaneously loaded projects where each of those projects had 78 timeline tracks; in that example, each project was staggered on the timeline, time-wise, which made managing all that stuff a lot easier
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You can do this if you use Sandboxie

Dual monitors is also a plus.
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