Smart player TOC: bring focus to (highlight) current marker, index.

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The TOC in the smart player needs to bring focus or highlight the current index/marker. If I am watching a video and it advances to the next marker, I should see the corresponding marker highlighted in the TOC and visible.

It's very difficulty for users to orient and know where they are in the presentation. 

An overall progress bar would also be good. When the files are split the user has no sense of how far they have progressed in the presentation. It would also be helpful to have overall timecode/total time visible - and the current index/marker number. This could be incorporated into the playback controller. 

I can manually incorporate a progress bar, timecode and marker numbers when editing and burn it in, but wow that requires lots of extra time - and there's still no way to fix the TOC issue.

Thanks,
Philip
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kayakman, Champion

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I agree that a highlighted TOC index would be great; but that behavior disappeared from Camtasia back with CS7 [if I recall correctly]

my personal workaround is to use a TOC text caption, or, add a callout with the TOC text, where the callout or caption displayes for the entire TOC segment

yes, it adds some additional work, but it really helps viewers with knowing where they are in the video
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