Play video clip in reverse

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(This idea comes what what we’ve heard here in this community as well as from other customer feedback methods we utilize. The feedback we gather here will help us gauge how well it fits our users’ needs. Please let us know what you think)

The Problem:

I need the video to play in reverse (for education, training, scientific reasons, etc).

Potential Solution:

A video effect in Camtasia which will reverse the direction of a clip
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David D, Technical Product Manager - Camtasia

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Posted 2 years ago

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Rick Stone

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Please! That would be huge and awesome!
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This really does not suffice... 
In practice I use Sony Vegas, because so only bypassing: 
I would like a normal solution from the developers of the Camtasia editor, this is a necessity.
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David D, Technical Product Manager - Camtasia

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Official Response

We were surprised how many votes this one got. While this idea was in the top tier, there are ideas close in voting to this one that are more inline with upcoming themes we’ll be focusing on first. This is still an idea that we’ll keep at the top of consideration when our capacity allows.

Here are the definitions of what the statuses mean for Ideas.

Here is the overall vote count for the rest of the Ideas in this round up.

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So when is this going to be ready?  It's a basic thing. 
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For now give this a try.

This does a great job and it's free.

What are the different options ?
Video Time Reversal 2 has several options to personalise the reverse process :

You can choose an output file format between the following :
   - MJPEG avi (Bigger file but process faster and better quality)
   - WMV : window movie video
   - MP4 : mpeg 4
   - Same as input file (if possible !)
You can choose to return the sound (default), to keep original sound or to remove the sound. You can also have the reversed sound in a separate wav file.
You can choose output bitrate (except for MJPEG output)
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Wow, just found out about Xander's Video Time Reversal. I too stare dumbfounded at Camtasia's interface with its lack of clip reversal. C'mon man!
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Yes, it is so basic.  What on earth are they thinking to fail to include it?! Most bizarre.