resizing webcam image

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Hi
I am new to Camtasia and to video editing in general but am learning. I am using CS8.
I recorded my screen, showing a tutorial of one of our systems. I had the webcam set to on.
In editing I would like to start with the webcam image large, covering most of the screen, then make it smaller for most of the video, then have the webcam image large again to end. In other words large for the intro and outro. 
I found how to drag the webcam image in editing to make it larger, then further along the timeline I made it smaller, then towards the end larger again, but when I play the whole video back the webcam image is large all the way through, rather than large/small/large. 
Can anyone help with simple instructions as to what I am doing wrong? Thanks
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Raine Leary

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kayakman, Champion

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you have to apply visual property keyframes at each location you want the webcam size to change

you can select the webcam clip [on timeline] and use the Z shortcut key to add a keyframe, then change the size [drag or use the size property in Visual Properties
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Raine Leary

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Aha! I missed the Z/keyframe bit. Thank you, it works! :) 
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Rick Stone

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LOL, I saw this and created a video to demonstrate. Ah well, all's not lost. Added it to my channel!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzkZ7...

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks Rick, it taught me a couple things I will incorporate!
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Raine Leary

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Thanks Rick, that was really useful. I didn't know how to fade in and out like that so now I know :)
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alexander_field

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I can't do this on Camtasia 2018! The interface looks really different.  Also the Z shortcut doesn't seem to work either.  Can anyone help?
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Aha, problem solved! If anyone else is struggling, on Camtasia 2018 it's under Animations - Scale Down