Snipping video changes the zoom

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In Camtasia 9.1.4, when editing video and snipping parts that I don't need, the zoom is changing on the portion after the snip (reducing its size). The zoom indicator value doesn't change, however. This appears to be occurring on video clips that do not have animation as well as those that do. I don't recall ever having this problem before; have any of you experienced it?

I found a workaround; I can split the video track and drag the end to eliminate the unnecessary material, then drag the clips together. While this works, it's slow and cumbersome, and it shouldn't be necessary.
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this sounds like a weird glitch; have you reported the behavior to tech support; is the behavior reproducible in different projects?

I haven't used CS9 regularly for several years, so I can't remember if I'd ever seen the same 
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I'll keep an eye on it, as I've only seen it with the project that I'm currently working on. It also appears that it affects some video clips, but not others, so perhaps it has something to do with other manipulations I have made. The project is complicated and I've been working on it sporadically for a while, so I really can't say what I've done with any given clip, with any degree of certainty.

If I see it again, I'll try to document the steps to reproduce it and contact Tech Support. 
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thanks for the info

have you considered "simplifying" the project?  do an interim production to burn-in all edits so far, then continuing on using the produced video?
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No, I hadn't thought about that, but it's a good idea. I'm just about done (waiting on my review team to provide their feedback), but I'll keep that in mind for future projects. However, when I say "complicated" i't probably nothing compared to what most others here are doing. We're only talking about a 15-minute video, though it does have a lot of video clips and edits, animations, annotations, audio clips and such. 
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Try selecting and producing the section with the glitch, see what happens. Maybe it's not a glitch at all.

Maybe you've combined so many effects, the glitch is nothing more than Camtasia itself. "Unable to playback the video smoothly/without faltering"

Unfortunately, Camtasia cannot pre-render the timeline, lower the resolution of the canvas, create proxy videos {At a lower resolution} "For easier timeline playback" .

Nor does it have any feature that aids in Preview Playback.

Programs like Premiere Pro have all the features I mentioned available to you. A must for smooth playback as you add effects.

Regards,Joe