Speed up playback just for editing

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I wish there were a way to speed up the playback of my project just for editing, without actually changing the speed of the final published version

This would be helpful because I would be able to listen and edit in high speed but then play back in normal speed.
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Victor Grazi

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Rony Soussan

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based on fact that this request dates back to v01, i seriously doubt they can do it or they would of.
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Rony Soussan

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my only solution is have to render out while i do something else, then review in any playback or editing program that exists, free, expensive or custom.
INSANE when putting together work that they have not solved the problem.
I am now going to start using resolve as it has screen capture and a real editor that can playback.
Techsmith, you are looking the necessity of your program by omitting such a basic requirement for productivity
Send me email when i see that feature :)
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Andy Marcoux

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Very much needed!!

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kayakman, Champion

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if you custom produce to MP4 with controller [player], you can change the playback speed when viewing
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chase.razabdouski

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I've been following this for a while, and I'm also surprised TechSmith hasn't put more emphasis on adding this feature that's been requested extremely often.  I've almost moved all of my screen-share based video recording from Premier Pro to Camtasia, but the lack of playback speed control while editing (not the clip speed) is making me wonder whether I'm now offsetting my other productivity gains from the beautiful simplicity of Camtasia.
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I too would LOVE to see this feature in Camtasia, but...

They FINALLY put real keyboard shortcuts into version 2019...  

I'm not even sure Camtasia is on board with INDUSTRY-STANDARD "J K L" playback, yet. 

Fast-playback has only been possible in Premiere Pro for 5 years, so Camtasia might have it in another 5.  Then I will FINALLY be able to ditch Premiere Pro (only due to the cost and lack of annotations)...  

Of course, If Premiere Pro adds annotations, then I can ditch Camtasia.
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Joe Morgan

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This following request is as old as this Get Satisfaction forum.
With regards to this feature request. 
This Idea dates back 7 years. Before that TechSmith used another platform to carry their  forum. I don't believe theres other content dated older than the link posted below at this time. 

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topi/increased_playback_speed_in_edit_mode

Myself, I use Premiere Pro all the time. Yet rarely use/need the feature.

However, when I do use it. Its great.
It's requested/mentioned a lot, in a lot of posts.Just not as official requests.I voted for the idea.
After 7 years, my optimism wanes. 
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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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JKL shortcuts would indeed bring the ability to increase or decrease beyond / below real time. It's high on my personal wishlist and others on the product team. We're in the midst of a multiyear upgrade to our core decoding pipeline and rendering engine. Once those changes are finished JKL is near the top of the list of work for that team. I can't commit to timelines and I definitely feel the pain of your long wait for this feature. I will update you all once we begin work on this in the future.

Brooks
Camtasia Technical Product Manager
Mobile Technical Product Manager
TechSmith
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Clark

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Awesome to hear from someone on the inside.

Thank you, Brooks!
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paulcocacola

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Plus 1 for adjusting playback speed while editing
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Kevin Perry

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Yet another vote for higher speed playback, and to have it in *both* directions! Coming from Pro Tools, Avid, and Premiere platforms - this slows me way down.

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dainis

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yes, definitely an important feature
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Dainis

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this feature would save camtasia users a lot of time. more specifically, it would help camtasia users waste less time. 
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McTain

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This feature would be very helpful for certain types of editing projects, anything where someone else has made a recording of more than a couple of minutes in length and I have to view entire clips in order edit mistakes, interruptions, unwanted segments, ...  Suggestions in other threads to increase the clip speed do not really work, or rather they would probably "work" but are quite awkward to implement.  It is very encouraging  to see the from the a few  posts above that this is on the list of the product management team.

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McTain

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Thanks, Kayakman, that is clever and I think I will be able to use it in some of my work.  Where I really would like to adjust the playback speed during editing is when there is audio involved - for instance maybe someone in my company has made a 60 minute internal presentation and we have recorded it and then want to sanitize it for external publication.  I have to listen to all 60 minutes of the speaker to find where maybe there were some questions from the audience, or maybe she briefly talks about something that we don't want to make public yet, or any other number of things that are not for public consumption and cut them out.  I can't make discrete jumps on the timeline - everything actually needs to be listened to continuously.  There are (generally) not any video cues from the waveform to identify where edits need to be made.  It would be extremely useful to be able to reduce the 60 minutes to 30 or 40 minutes. 
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kayakman, Champion

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since you need to listen to the audio, your best bet is to produce to MP4 w/smart player, then play the produced video at 2x speed
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McTain

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The least tedious method I am aware of is to load the original media file in VLC, play back at 1.5 (or whatever speed), write down everywhere that an edit is required, and then go to Camtasia and just move the play head to the locations that have been written down.  That is still 100X more tedious than if it were possible to play back at higher speed in Camtasia.  I can even have Camtasia on one screen for editing and VLC on another for fast playback to skip the writing down part, but it would be much more convenient to be able to do everything in Camtasia.  Also, I hope this is not coming off as a complaint - it is not meant to be - I am only trying to explain why I think it would be a nice feature.
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Joe Morgan

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Most video editors offer fast speed playback.
Using a convoluted process to speed up playback.
In most cases.
Probably wastes as much or more time. Than it saves in the long run.
We have been requesting a native fast playback for years. Lets hope its added some day {:>)

Regards,Joe
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Clark

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Amen, Joe.
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Clark

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Players that support 2X (or faster) playback with audio include:

- YouTube
- Vimeo
- Wistia
- Android Video Player
- HTML5 Video
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
(many, many others)

McTain, what you need is Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere Pro (Final Cut probably does it, too).

It's embarrassing for Camtasia to be last to the party.

https://www.loom.com/share/0ce9e3cfd0a64e7b832118d57419db83 *

* Appologies in advance; Loom doesn't currently support recording system audio.  Just watch the waveforms.