Recording iOS Simulator - How to replace default cursor?

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I am testing different screen capture and video editing tools to create demo and promo videos of my iOS apps. Currently I am using Snagit + Camtasia and "Another tool" (with "Flow" in its name :)

The goal is to capture videos of the iOS simulator which show how operate my apps. When using a mobile device the default mouse cursor looks quite odd. The other tools offers an easy to use feature to replace the default cursor with a custom one (e.g. a white circle) which shows touch/hold/swipe, etc much better than.

Is there such a feature in Camtasia two? I know the cursor effects but they only highlight the default coursor (e.g. with a ring or circle) and ripples or waves are not good to illustrate touch gestures.

I also know, that I can capture a video directly from my iOS device but this is not what I want (I do not own an iPad Pro but running a iPad Pro simulator is no problem).

So, how do this in Camtasia?
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Stefan Dörhöfer

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EDIT:
I managed to "solve" the problem by hiding the real cursor and using an animated image instead. This works but is quite cumbersome. Is there any way to replace the cursor with a custom image?
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We don't currently have the ability to replace the cursor with an image. However, you could add a "Cursor Highlight" effect, and then hide the cursor, so that all that remains is the highlight circle:
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Thank you for your help, however the cursor feature seems to be quite buggy. I have captured a simple video with some clicks inside a browser.  When editing this clip in Camtasia 3.0.6 (98750) neither the click effects nor the highlight effects do work.

When I add a click effect, it appears in the bottom left corner of the clip and not at the actual click location. Adding a highlight effect does not work at all. The clips is all black and a click on the canvas crashes the app.

You can find a video that illustrates these bugs here: http://aqserver.de/Camtasia3_Crash.mp4

Any advice?
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yikes, that's not common and definitely a problem. To help us narrow it down, I'm wondering if you use multiple monitors? If so, does it still happen if only one monitor is active??

I think we could get deeper into this if you open a tech support ticket, so that you can send them your project (we can look into it to see where the breakdown happens).
https://support.techsmith.com
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No, only one monitor (iMac display). I will create the support ticket...
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Stefan Dörhöfer

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Support Ticket created: #376263
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I have replied to your ticket. Please check your email. :)

Thanks!