Suggestion for something annoying (If already does't exist)

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Hello! :)

So there is something that is really small but annoys me a lot because in total i waste a lot of time and I want to be quick on my moves.

Basically my problem is that if I want to drag a file from somewhere to Camtasia, I drag it and then Camtasia opens. Then if i have another tab rather than CLIP BIN, i can't drop it anywhere.

The annoying part is that i have to 1)undrag, 2)press CLIP BIN, 3)go to the folder again, 4)drag again.. and place it. So imagine if you are forgetful person and do this movement 30 times on each editing, its frustrating.

If there is not a solution i would suggest to either allow only on CLIP BIN to insert instantly, code it so the CLIP BIN will open automatically when you have clicked hovering mouse on top of that tab or code it so you can drag it instantly at your desired track and it would also go on CLIP BIN(most complex coding but the last is even better).

Thank you for reading and looking forward for a reply!
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you are correct in that the behavior is very annoying; it catches me more times than I'd like to admit

my workaround is to not drag/drop media into Camtasia; I use the bin's import media function

to save time for the 1st import, I'll copy the path to the media folder to my clipboard; then I can past it into the file picker that open when you import media; saves having to navigate around

but I think it would help if it was possible to drag into Camtasia, and then drop on the bin tab, if the bin was not already open
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Hopefully TechSmith will consider this for Camtasia 9!
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I like the concept that's being suggested here.

However, I'm not aware of any program that can do this without the ability to fully customize the User Interface.

In Premiere Pro you create an area that is strictly the clip bin. Then you could drag in media all day long.

Although that luxury comes at a price. There are several program windows that share the same space. Media Browser, Effects, Markers, etc.  You need to move all of them to another location in order for this to work.
  
 

That could really screw up the workflow because opening those moved windows will just alter  that windows functionality.

 The same thing would occur if you tried this with Camtasia.  
   
Premiere Pro won't automatically switch to the clip bin if you drag a clip across it and it shouldn't. WHY?

You can drag media directly to the timeline. It is added to the clip bin when you do this as well.

The clip bin remains closed and you can continue to access the window you are currently working with. 

My suggestion is this.

 Add the ability to drag media directly to the timeline in Camtasia.           Problem solved!

Plus you don't have to re-arrange an already cluttered work space . 

Regards, Joe
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Actually, I use a program that behaves in the manner being requested. I'm guessing that you do as well, ;)

When clicking and dragging files in Windows Explorer, when you hover a folder it will typically expand and reveal the folders inside where you may drop on a destination folder.

Aside from that, I see the same behavior in the Adobe RoboHelp application I use. When dragging a file from one pod to another, if I hover a pod that isn't active, the pod becomes active and then allows me to drop the file there.

Cheers... Rick :)
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For my workflow Drag and Drop is not much of an advantage. I don't normally do it. 

 I know where my media is stored and navigating to those folders requires a lot of clicks any way you slice it.
If you need to add more assets to a project you are working on. Dragging your media to the timeline is probably required anyway. That's why I suggested it as a feature.  

It really depends on your style of workflow. I have 90% or more of my media in the clip bin before I even start my project in most cases.
I'm not saying it's a bad ideal. It's just a feature with little value to me.
  Regards, Joe
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Well yeah it depends on what you edit. I use a lot of footage from Youtube so I download a lot of stuff and put them in many different folders, and when I do that i just grab the file instantly. Also yeah I also suggested the best thing would be to drag directly at the timeline(and as you guys said not open the bin tab because there is no reason to). It would be soo helpful for a lot of people that edit the same way I do and I am sure there are a lot out there!
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got curious, so I just did a little testing; dragging media to CS8 timeline doesn't work for me; [basically, I never try to do so]; but didn't that work in earlier versions?

if working with .trec [or .camrec files?], at least you can right click that file and open w/Camtasia; it goes into bin and onto timeline