I have just a measly four tracks already taking up nearly a third of my screen, and I'm typically using as many as 15-20 tracks per video! Having to constantly scroll up/down through tracks to see how timing/behaviors are associated between them is a suckfest. Are average users only producing videos with 5 or less tracks?!?!?!
I have a single monitor at my home workstation, so the idea of detaching the canvas and flipping back and forth between panes is obnoxious... plus, detaching only gives me a max of 9 viewable tracks anyway!
I don't need thumbnails of my tracks... especially considering I can title the tracks any way I want to remember them! We should be able to reduce track heights substantially (better than what Cam 8 offered, IMO) or be able to hide tracks from view...
I like some of the new features, but there's stuff going on in the new Camtasia 9 interface that makes things harder and more clicky, rather than easier...
also, at left end of timeline, there is a small vertical slot with a dot control; move the control to increase/decrease track heights
and, you can always change individual track heights by grabbing/dragging their top bounding line
If tracks would be 1/3 of the minimum now that would be good. They you would still be able to see there is content on it.
Sometimes it helps to group a few tracks to get more space when the content on the tracks will stay the same anyway.
I always work using a lot of tracks and the shortest available track heights in Camtasia 9 are two tall.
I do all my editing on 2 monitors.But the track height difference impedes my workflow as well.
The image below says it all.
my workaround for track real estate [single monitor] is to detach the canvas, put it into full screen mode, them alt-tab back and forth between timeline and canvas views; minimize canvas area in timeline view
not perfect, but it can help will high track count projects
vertical track scrolling with mouse wheel can also help
Ugh. So I'm back in the office at my other workstation. I've detached the canvas and thrown that onto my second monitor, then enlarged the "timeline panel" as far up as I could. I'm still only able to see 9 tracks, max.
HOLY CARP THIS IS ANNOYING. What is the point of detaching the canvas if you can't reconfigure any other part of the workspace! I have 11 measly tracks and I have to keep scrolling up and down to see how they relate to each other.
Why are these tracks 2-3 times taller than anyone could possibly need?!!!
Please fix this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!