Some major and some minor flaws with camtasia editor

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Camtasia is a great app but there are some serious issues in the app. I want to list them in order:

1. The biggest one is when one needs to shift the entire tracks to the left or right by using Shift, the CPU usage shoots up. I don't know why this operation needs a lot of CPU to do this operation. It's not like all of the invididual cut pieces are shown on screen where they need to be updated, not even the frame on screen is updated coz my time slider (?) is not there. This operation should be as performant as moving a single tile.

I am also a graphics programmer at EA, so I am not just talking non sense, I just want to understand why it does this.

2. The snaps are so strong, not sure if there is a way to make them weaker but sometimes they flat out prevent me from moving the selected tiles beyond my time slider. Even though there is space.

3. When you move tiles with Shift key, the operation is  so slow, often times, they stick and continue following your mouse even though you already released the button, and therefore move the tiles where you don't want at all.

4. Extend and Clip Speed operations should be smarter. I get so many silly errors with these saying there is no space when I try to extend because the the app tried to extend 1 second. If you can't extend 1 second, then just extend however you can. Don't prevent the user from doing so which forces the user to move the tile somewhere else and then extend and then cut it so that it fits into the previous space.

Same with Clip Speed, if there is no space on the right, then move to the left, if there is no space both sides then ask the user how he wants to shift the tracks, left or right.

If they did these, it would be 10x better.

Thanks a lot in advance.
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