Suggestion: Allow objects, like Clip Speed, to be attached directly to Groups

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Modify Camtasia to allow CLIP SPEED object to be attached to a group.  I grouped multiple objects in a project. The clips, which consist of the grouped objects, need to run at a faster pace. I tried to attach a CLIP SPEED object to a group with the belief the CLIP SPEED object would work for all objects in that group. I found out the CLIP SPEED object was connected to a single object in the group. It appears I would have to attach a CLIP SPEED object to each clip object in the group.
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kayakman, Champion

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the easiest way to apply clip speed to all objects within a group is to ungroup them, select all of them, apply the clip speed adjustment, then regroup
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David Demyan

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With the possibility some of the objects in the group will be non-video, or may even include audio, I believe clip speed should be used with some attention to the objects. It seems appropriate to me that users would want to apply a clip speed effect only to videos that do not include audio. Hiding them within a group makes the decision-making harder, as @rbergen found. For me, if TechSmith ever does allow the clip speed effect to be applied to groups, I will never use it.
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Joe Morgan

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I agree that applying clip speed to audio would/could be disastrous.

It would be up to the skill set of the editor to decide what to group.
As far as images and anything else in the group goes.Clip speed would all be relative to all objects/media. Removing clip speed subjectively could throw the entire video/group out of whack.

Premiere Pro calls groups Nested Sequences. I use them all the time.In this screen shot you'll see a nested sequence with the audio excluded.In a real world situation.The audio would either be added to or replaced.

I respect the fact you feel you would never use them yourself. But for others, it's could be a great feature. It just a matter of your preferred workflow. You might even find it could work for you one day?

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I agree with the OP, rbergen.   I have a segment/group that I want to speed up.  The audio and the video came in as separate tracks because I inadvertently had "record system audio" enabled.  In order to make editing easier, I grouped them because in this particular project, the rest of the media A/V is a single track.  
I don't have concerns about callouts or audio being sped up in this particular scenario, hence it would be nice to be able to speed up the entire grouping so I keep the rest of the downstream media/tracks in alignment.