pause in Camtasia recording

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I would like to add a pause in a Camtasia recording that I plan on using within a powerpoint presentation. The intention is to pause the recording at a specific point and allow me to discuss some aspects of the projected data, and then with a click of the mouse to continue the recording. I have not yet found a way to do this. Please help.
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Alan Dombkowski

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Josh Holnagel, Employee

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Hi Alan,

To pause the Camtasia Studio Recorder, just press F9. Then, to resume recording, press F9 again. To stop the recording altogether (at the end), press F10.

If you are using Camtasia for Mac, the hotkey for pause/resume is (Shift + Command + 2).

Does this help?

-Josh
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Hi Josh,

Pardon me, I don't think you have understood Alan's question.

i want to do the same thing. is there a function to pause the track?

thanks
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i think this is the answer you are looking for. use the extend

in windows version'
position the timeline slider at the appropriate position where you want to pause
right click the track, select 'extend frame' enter the number of seconds, and DONE.

hope this helps.

answer also here http://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmi...
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Alan Dombkowski

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Thank you for the tips. I am using the Mac version, so I'm not sure if that feature is available, but I'll look for it.

My ultimate goal is to create a stop that will occur without my intervention, i.e. F9 key. I would prefer to avoid using a key to stop the recording because I'm afraid I will miss the precise point at which I wish to stop. I was hoping there is a way to imbed a stop within the recording and then restart with a keystroke.

Alan
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(note: I am generally happy about Camtasia studio, so this is not a criticism of the software)

I asked a similar question/feature request two months ago and never got any answer - so, don't hold your breath!
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Are you referring to pausing your presentation as you play it back to your students as opposed to when you are recording?
You could use a hotspot with a pause at the end. Then 'click to continue' in the hotspot properties. There is a post on how to do this-

http://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmi...
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Are you referring to pausing your presentation as you play it back to your students as opposed to when you are recording?
You could use a hotspot with a pause at the end. Then 'click to continue' in the hotspot properties. There is a post on how to do this-

http://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmi...
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Alan Dombkowski

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Hi Graham,

Yes, that is what I wish to do. However, the video would be played within a powerpoint presentation. Would the hotspot method work there? From the description, that approach seems like it is dependent on html/flash.

Thanks.
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I think I understand the question now (hopefully). If so, are looking to pause the video while viewing it as part of a slideshow? From what I understand, you can pause a video by clicking on it (clicking a second time will resume).

Graham above mentioned adding a hotspot to pause, which works outside of PowerPoint, but not within. To make use of hotspots, the TechSmith Smart Player needs to be utilized. As of now, I don't think there is a way to insert that controller into a slideshow. More here: http://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmi...

Let me know if I missed the mark again. :)
-Josh
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Ok i need a pause hotspot to PAUSE a mp4 movie

How can i do this?

Navagation is with thumbs on tablets

See movie. http://coughlinteam.com/images/coughl...
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@coughlinb:

I am a little confused. Is the video you linked to yours? It pauses for me at 0:24, waiting for the user to click the play button.

Or is that video an example you found of what you want to do with another video?

-Josh
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Bill Coughlin

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Hi Josh THANKS for your reply.. though I had responded
Current attached video post above has ONE call out pause at end of the introduction .. to start the movie.

Yes imagine that you hold this video on a tablet as you walk around the house
..the video runs at a certain speed .. say 5 mins to walk trough the house

But Josh you walk through in 2 mins or even 30 mins.
SO you need to easily STOP the movie at any time in 10 variable places with your thumb of finger.

This movie is on a tablet

I need a pause callout button that pauses and restarts the movie anywhere

its same function as when you go to a museum and press the button to hear about a display.item 23
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If you are looking to simply pause the movie, tapping the tablet screen anywhere once should pause. Tapping anywhere again should resume.

If you are worried that other people won't know that, you could always make a callout that just looks like a button with the text "Play/Pause" and put it in a corner (even though tapping anywhere would get the job done).

Does that help?

-Josh
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Bill Coughlin

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Josh THANKS for idea but
Here is the sample
this movie has one real callout pause and i need it to pause on click
But it does not pause by touching the screen on ipad or android samsung 7 inch

Am i doing something wrong?

http://coughlinteam.com/images/coughl...
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Not at all. After some various tests, it appears I completely misinformed you. I apologize. Tapping the video should simply hide/reveal the video controls - not pause the video.

I do not believe it is possible to use a callout as a substitute for a play/pause button.

Have you tried a different controller that is larger, so the play/pause button might be a little more obvious?

-Josh
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Bill Coughlin

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Wow... Josh this really reduces the tablet functionalty of camastia movies :(

Tablets and smart phones will soon be the primary viewers of your movies. The mouse navagation will be yesteryear.

Please try this movie on your smartphone tinyurl.com/b3tghah
http://coughlinteam.com/images/coughl...

Josh can you Please submitt this function need for a future release

Josh this movie to sell a home has potential to be the new Dominate marketing Standard for real estate marketing. Everyone in the industry that has seen it agrees. This market place could be Your largest market for approximately 10 million home listings in north america alone.
Of course this navagation function enables easy thumb navagation on the 7 /8 inch tablets. Picture this functionality in a musesem or shopping in a mall inwhich a Qr code takes you to a movie on your iphone. Wish i could do spell cecking here.

Im now going to 3rd party to design an overlay to enable this function :)

Thanks so much for your time Josh. Bill intranetsites78
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I find all controllers have minimal function with an iphone which is why i build the always visable navagation buttons

The bigger controllers take up too presious verical realestate in the wider landscape smartphone profiles and the hidden function is too hard for most to learn
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Hey Guys,

Just wondering if there have been any updates, as this pause feature is exactly what I need at the moment. I am a mac user, so hopefully I can be used on this software.

I would really appreciate any 'know how' or advice. 

Cheers
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Just in case anyone is having a problem with using callouts as a pause button, I just found that they have to be at least 2 seconds long to pause correctly, otherwise they can be ignored when playing the video.

It took a lot of fiddling with it to realize this, so it would have been nice to have it documented somewhere.
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buffbc's experiences agrees with my own; it also helps to custom produce, and set keyframes at 1 second [default is 5 seconds]

I have some projects that contain only hotspots: 25 pause-at-end, click to go-to-marker hotspots, plus another 1,875 hotspots configured as pause at end, jump-to-URL; all work perfectly; being conservative, all these hotspots are 3 seconds in duration

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