pre-purchase questions

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I have been evaluating video editing software for a couple of days, and have a few pre-purchase questions:

1) The "extend frame" command seems like a suboptimal way to achieve a freeze-frame effect because the delay is not easily reversible or editable. I have gotten around this by splitting a short section from the middle of my video and then stretching this section so it goes really slow. Can someone tell me if there is a better way to achieve a freeze-frame of editable duration?

2) One of my favorite features of Camtasia is the "annotations". Is it possible to add new arrow styles to the "sketch motion" palette?What I really want to do is to be able to draw on top of my video, but I gather from other forum posts that this capability does not exist, and the ability to create new annotation styles would be a good alternative.

3) Following up on the second question, is it possible to create a hand-drawn overlay without simply creating the drawing elsewhere and importing it.

Aside for the inability to re-order the tracks, and the aforementioned un-editability of freeze-frame effects, Camtasia is the most intuitive and versatile of the programs I have tried (In fact I was able to learn other software more easily after using Camtasia) Thanks!
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another way to draw on a video is to use free Epic Pen

How To Use Epic Pen For Camtasia Studio Drawings 2017-12-08
http://www.screencast.com/t/ykafPdOX55mR

Example Using Epic Pen While Capturing 2017-10-26
http://www.screencast.com/t/PGueVVozq