Quickly adding intros

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Since there’s not a media library with the Mac version (soon??) is there an easy way to add an intro clip to the videos? I know I can copy the intro from the project where I created it and add it each video. I have several dozen videos that I’m looking to add the same intro to so if there’s a way to save some time, it would be appreciated. I’m using one of the intros provided in the “online library” if that makes a difference.
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I make a master video with just my intro, and ending. Then I open it, save it with my video name, and create my video. This leaves the original with just the intro and other assets that are present in each video.
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Thanks. The hang up for me with that is that I create the videos with Snagit. So as soon as the capture is done , it loads the video into a new project in Camtasia.
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I don't use Snagit (yet) so this is interesting. Doesn't Snagit make a separate file of what it records? If it loads the clip into Camtasia, can you just save that as the master? Can you export the clip from Camtasia to make a separate file to use in your intros? I hadn't given this any thought when considering Snagit. 
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Hi there

As I understand it, In a SnagIt recording, it saves immediately and directly to a video. With Camtasia, a separate file is created, THEN you render that file out to create the final video.

Cheers... Rick :)
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When I make my recording with Snagit, it saves it as a video file and then automatically adds it to the timeline of whatever project is open in Camtasia. If Camtasia isn’t open or no project is open i lt starts a new project. So, I technically could create my intro, save it as a project and make a new copy each time I make a video. That’s not really much of a time saver though as I’ll have to make a new copy of the intro project and make sure I have it open every time I make a video. Then make sure it get put in the proper order because when I already have a project open and do a new capture, it will stack each capture as a different track all starting at 0:0 instead of putting them end to end. Not an enormous inconvenience but I’m looking at having to create several hundred training videos is the next few months and the time adds up fast.

Maybe there’s not a faster way and I just need to buck up. I’m still a bit beside myself that there isn’t a library in Camtasia. I tried the program out on a friends PC and didn’t think there would be major program differences like that. Hopefully, that changes soon.