Placeholder template question

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Hi- I'm brand new to Camtasia and have a question. I'm using one of the placeholder templates in my project. I'm very happy w/ the placeholder and the audio I've already added. I'm realizing I'd like to add webcam of me onto the placeholder, and am wondering if there's a way to do this without having to re-record my entire audio narration? Also, I can't figure out how to remove the "drag media onto placeholder timeline" text off of the placeholder itself. Any tips? Thank you so much!

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Joe Morgan

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You drag audio or video into a placeholder. Callouts, etc.
Once you've done that, the text vanishes and the placeholder converts itself into whatever form of media you have dragged into it.

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Peter Gillberg

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As Joe says, and if your webcam clip wasn't together with your screen recording,  then add another layer above your placeholder, and place the webcam clip there. 

You currently cannot drag items directly from the timeline onto a placeholder, only from the media bin and the library.  So if you only have the webcam clip on the timeline, you have to first save it to the library, and you can drag it onto a placeholder. (right-click and choose "add to library)

The Placeholder text will be removed as soon as you have dragged something onto it.  If you don't a particular placeholder, you can just delete it.
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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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Actually, as of Camtasia 20.0.1 You can drag media from the timeline onto a Placeholder on the timeline.

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Peter Gillberg

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That's great news Brooks!