Reverse playback clip

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Under Camtasia video editing I have a question for you.

How do you produce a video reverse playback clip? The only option I can see is to play the video whilst at the same time record your screen and use the feature “previous frame” but this massively compromises the video quality when that clip is reused.

Just to say that I’m trying out for the first time Camtasia 2019. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks - Kevin.
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Posted 4 months ago

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Rick Stone

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Yeah, reversing a clip is something that has been asked about for years. I'm unsure why it has never made it into the product as it would be very useful. 

Your best bet is to use a third party option if that's what you need. That's what I ended up doing last year when the need surfaced for me.

But there's always hope to see it in a future version!

Cheers... Rick :)
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What a cheerful, optimistic person you must be! I see that the request on this from 3 years ago got 369 upvotes, but the heading of that post says "IDEA * UPDATED 3 WEEKS AGO * NOT PLANNED, followed by a post a year ago indicating they're still thinking about it. 

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Ed Covney

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There may be others, but Movavi looks pretty good:

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kayakman, Champion

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this workaround works well with short clips that need reversing; perhaps give it a try ...

How To Capture Clip Playing Backwards In CS2018 2020-02-26

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Yeah, kind of unbelievable it's not a feature yet. I much prefer Camtasia to all other editing software, but if I want to reverse a clip, I put it into iMovie, click the "reverse" checkbox and it's done. This cannot possibly be that hard. Why not add this useful feature already?
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I can't seem to locate a "reverse" checkbox in iMovie. Where is it located? Thanks