Ripple Insert in Camtasia for Mac

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I'd like to be able to slice across all tracks at a point in the timeline and move everything to the right by a specified duration, or (perhaps also) to be able to drag a to the timeline while holding some special key combination and have it move all tracks to the right according to the length of the new media.
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Conan Heiselt, Employee

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Dave, I love the idea. Here's what I currently do as a workaround: http://screencast.com/t/hMuUGgzhaCvU

Basically, it's an easy way to select everything to the right and shift the desired amount to insert the new clip/image/etc.
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Thanks, Conan. That works great, except that it would get the visuals out of sync with the narration (and with other visual tracks). I do something quite similar, which is almost too prosaic to bother to describe:

- Place the play head where I need to insert
- Use View > Timeline > Zoom to Fit to see the whole timeline (a faster way, it seems, to get the zoom level just right)
- Drag a rectangle to select all the media elements to the right of the play head. This sometimes catches the new clip, if it happens to be in the selection rectangle.
- Zoom back in
- Command-click the new element to deselect it, if necessary
- Drag the selected items to the desired time

This is why some sort of "ripple insert" might be nice.
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I'm using camtasia 2 on Mac and when I try to insert a clip, I need to move the rest of my clips manually one by one, to make room for my insert. Is there an easier way of doing this?
In the PC version I only had to put my player head in a certain position and paste the clip in there and it automatically inserts itself, but I can't do the same in mac cam 2. Help please.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do i insert a clip in the middle of my captures.
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Camtasia Mac is quite different from Camtasia Studio, hence the price difference. In fact, it could almost be called "Camtasia Lite" or "Camtasia Elements" (borrowing from Adobe's naming strategy). It is not quite as different as iMovie vs. Final Cut Pro, but it sometimes help to think of it along those lines: pay less, expect less.

And yet, keep asking: Techsmith are listening.
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It seems that whenever there is more than one clip to the right of the playhead, it is not possible to push everything out of the way in order to insert some new video. This means that to insert something new, I have had to find little bits and pieces to remove, so as to create enough space. It would be much easier if you just push all the video out of the way from a break to create a gap of any size.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Easier edit insertion.
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Conan Heiselt, Employee

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Also, see above for the workaround I currently use.
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I am using Camtasia 2 for the Mac with the recent upgrade. I wanted to add some slides to the beginning of a recording, but all I've been able to do is add them on top of the beginning of the recording. I can't figure out how to insert before, or add blank time. I even tried to "extend the last frame" and then move everything over, but I can't do anything to create that menu option. I then created a new project with the needed slides, but I can't combine the projects. I've been all through help and all over the web. Am I trying to do something this program can't do?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Can you insert slides before a project beginning, add blank time or space, or combine two projects in Camtasia 2 for Mac?.
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Here's how to add media at the beginning: http://www.screencast.com/t/AhnGgIFBC3za
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The lack of the "ripple insert" is making Camtasia 8 unbearable. I wish I hadn't started this project in 8.
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My process working with Camtasia involves a lot of inserting clips into the middle or toward the beginning of the project. That currently looks like this:
1) Currently this means zooming in to find the place to make the insert.
2) Split the video at the play head
3) Zoom out enough to see the whole project
4) Drag and select everything to the right of the play head
5) Drag to make space for the insert
6) Insert the new clip
7) Select everything after the clip and move it to the end of the new clip
8) Zoom back in for fine editing.

If instead there was an "Insert at Playhead" or a "select all to the right of playhead" feature then I wouldn't have to zoom back out to select the rest of the video.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Add feature to select all to right (or left) of play head in Camtasia.
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We had the ripple insert you describe in Camtasia 7, it was removed in Camtasia 8. If you look through the posts on the subject, you'll find that the removal disappointed a lot of people.
If you can lobby the Mac developers to add it to any update of the Apple product, good for you
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I know this is an old thread, but if someone comes across it looking for an answer to no ripple insert, as I did, then the following might be of interest to you: (Camtasia for Mac 2.6.1)
Place the playhead where you want to make the insert then move the playhead to the right by more than you estimate you will need while holding down Command. This blades the clips, including additional soundtracks, and moves everything to the right of the playhead to the right. Extend or insert your new clips and then do the same thing in reverse - position playhead at the start of the block you moved and drag to the to left while holding down Command to close up the gap. Works a treat. Not quite automatic but a quick work around.  Another undocumented feature, of which there are many. Isn't it about time someone at TechSmith wrote a manual?
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i love you john! after searching and searching, yours is the only solution that worked easily. so surprised this isn't in the help guide! 
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An enhancement John French's awesome solution is:

Cleanly get to where you want to insert time by:
  1. Select previous clip.
  2. Edit > Jump to > Next edit (^.)
Then when you insert time by:
  1. Hold down command and drag play head right.
It cuts cleanly and inserts time.