Specify "extend frame" in seconds+frames instead of fractional seconds

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Suggestion: Add ability to specify "Extend Frame" duration in seconds+frames.

This is so if I need to overwrite a section of video with a frozen frame (because I moved the mouse around too much but the audio is good), I don't have to keep trying different values until I get exactly the number of frames that was in the video I need to overwrite.
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This idea is long overdue; in face, the concept should apply to all objects that can have their durration be set in the same way.

Tools/Options UI should also work this way.
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I would have to agree with Caleb and kayakman on this subject. I to believe it is long overdue for the software. This would be a great feature and ability to have in the application. So, I would like to see this as a Feature Request if you could do that. Thanks and have a great day!
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In the latest release of Camtasia Studio (version 8.0.0) this workflow should hopefully be much smoother. However, rather than specifying a set duration for the extended frame, when you perform an extend frame we always create it at 1 second. Once the extended frame is created, you can extend or trim it to fit wherever you need it to. So the new workflow would be:

1. Create extend frame at playhead on selected clip via right click or “E” hotkey
2. Move the extended clip to a new track
3. Extend it or trim it to fit over the portion you want to over-write
4. Cut or Trim out the unwanted portion
5. Insert the extended clip where you cut/trimmed out the unwanted portion

http://www.screencast.com/t/2fJdpK0M1d

Brad
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Yeah, this will work much better.
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In v7, if I extend a frame (i.e. 15 seconds) and I have a seperate audio track in addition to the video - and recorded via the system audio setting, then when I extend the frame, the related system audio track moves by exactly that much too so that the audio remains in sync with the video. However, this doesn't seem to work with v8 - I now have to manually move the related audio track afterwards.

Hmmmm. Seems to be a backward step to me. The promotional video for Cam8 of 'Cam7 man' being stupid is looking a bit ironic now!

Or am I missing something?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Extend Frame problem.
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Brad thanks for posting the video. One question I have is that I see TechSmith Employees that are kind enough to make videos to show users how to do something and that kind of support is great and also shows the users of the software what the capabilities of the software can do. But, it would be nice to hear audio with the videos and I have noticed that a lot of them have no audio so is that something they just don't use or is it to time consuming to add audio? Just curious. I make videos to show people how to do some things with different software or a quick video tutorial that is straight to the point and I always include audio so they know exactly what I am saying and trying to explain to them in the video. Just my curiosity which I know always kills the cat lol.
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I second Fred's comment re audio; it would help add lot of clarity to the screencasts.

I persinally find it sometimes hard to follow a silent video, especially if the mouse cursor is tiny.
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Thanks Bob. I also do not like screencasts with just music playing with a video. If I wanted to just listen to music and not an audio narration I would turn on my radio or mp3 player. Audio narration is a must for me unless you are just posting a screenshot image of a setting on a software program, device, etc.
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Sorry about no audio guys! We had a LOT of posts to reply to on top of finishing up the release and it was mostly in the interest of time (for me anyway, I don't want to speak for everyone). I attempted to make a few with audio and it was taking me way too long to get them perfect in time so I moved on.

If any of my videos are unclear due to missing audio and you'd like more clarification I would be happy to make a quick Jing with audio as I have more time to do so now.

Brad
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Kudos to Camtasia team for the neat UI in version 8!

However, I am immediately missing "Extended frame duration" dialog or any ability to precisely set the duration of the frame instead of straining my wrist to drag an edge until the duration is what I need.

Hopefully this is the relevant topic to post this.

Cheers,
Igor
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It seems this feature that was used by so many in v7 was removed in v8 because so many people complained about it. Hmmmmm.
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Hi Igor,

This topic is perfect for voicing your feedback in regards to extend frame. We're taking all feedback into consideration and constructive feedback like yours is especially useful/appreciated.

If you have any other feature requests, comments on usability, or even bugs feel free to post a new topic so the team can see it and have a chance to reply.

Thanks!
Brad
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Extend Frame Tool Tip:

I can see that a tool tip has been added, so that when we extend a frame, it displays we've added the fixed 1 second length. However, I can't see any new way of adding in the AMOUNT by which we want to extend the frame.

Are we still restricted to the 1 second default? If so, how does an added tool tip help?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Extend Frame Tool Tip.
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When you right click a selected clip in CS8, and choose extend frame, you get a 1 sec clip inserted

Drag that clip to a higher empty track, the drag out its right end until the indicator shows the seconds and frames you want

Select/Slide the part of original clip that was after the inserted 1 sec frame extension to make room, then pull down the extended frame clip; slid the moved original clip back in place against the end of the [now extended] frame extension

For me, this process seems to go very fast
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Hello - sorry, this doesn't address the problem of having lots of cut clips on the timeline. Please have a look through recent forum posts for many users puzzled why this behaviour was removed from version 7.
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why can not add duration frame in extend frame dialog. in camtasia studio 8 ,1 second
added only, plz help me.

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amir.
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please see 2 posts up
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Official Response
Hello,

Today's release of Camtasia Studio 8.0.3 includes many improvements based on customer feedback. One of the changes involves the extend frame workflow. You can now right click the clip and enter a duration. Here's a screenshot: http://www.screencast.com/t/onBG7IkgA7

Here is a complete list of changes in this free upgrade for all customers using Camtasia Studio 8.x. http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-ver...

You will see a new option for the audio waveform, easier audio editing and much more!

Thanks for all the feedback, and thanks for using Camtasia Studio!

Sincerely,
Mike Curtis
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I don't think this addressed the original problem.  How do you specify frame count in the input box? (not just seconds) 
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you can't

only whole units and 1/10th of units generally work

but using something like 2.54 sometimes will get you closer to what you want [in final frame count]

have you tried the drag-out method described above?