suing the same transition through a whole slideshow video?

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I have a 400 picture slide-show I'm creating. My problem is that I cannot seem to see w way to "clone' the same transition through all the slides. Taking the time to select a separate transition (albeit, the same in my case) would be prohibitively time-consuming.

What I need to do is (one or the other or both):

1. Use the same transition for all slides.
2. Use random transitions (using the already existing editable amount of transition time) through the whole series of slides.

Not meaning to be rude, but other products (e.g. Nero and Media Creator) allow this, so perhaps I'm missing something in Camtasia (that should be obvious, but isn't).

Please advise.

Thanks in advance,
Marty Turner
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mdturnerinoz

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Mike Curtis, Employee

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Hi,
In Camtasia Studio version 7, you can copy and paste virtually anything on the timeline. Are you using Camtasia for Mac or a previous version of Camtasia Studio by chance?

Once I have a little more information, I'll try to give you some options--or at least some more specific answers.

Sincerely,
Mike Curtis
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It's a trial version of Camtasia 7 for Windows that I am asking the question about.

I have a purchased version of Camtasia Mac on my Mac but was wanting to try Camtasia 7 on my Windows 7 (Ultimate) as well.

HTH,
Marty
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In Camtasia Studio, you can also click on the Transitions Tab...right-click your favorite transition...and choose "Insert transition between all clips". You can only use one transition for this, and not random transitions.

Here's a screenshot: http://screencast.com/t/uvgR4WAuX

Also, before you do this, I recommend changing the default duration for your transitions. The default setting is 3 seconds...which is pretty long. My recommendation is 1 second, and then you can manually adjust any individually on the timeline if you want them longer/shorter. To change the default duration, go to Tools > Options > Program Tab, and change the default duration for Transitions from 3.0 seconds to 1.0 second. Remember to do this "before" you start adding transitions to the timeline...because it won't make changes to any transitions already present on the timeline.

Here's a screenshot: http://screencast.com/t/LUAXfJsz

Hope this helps.
-Ryan
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Hi:

Got it. The reason I missed this was that the "insert all" was at the bottom of 400 "insert at ..." lines in the right-clicked output. Now that I know about this, I'll not miss it again.

Ditto on the time-per-slide; I discovered that by playing with timings.

Thanks for the help,
Marty
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Not a problem. I can see why you would have missed it since it was at the bottom of 400 clips. :) It's actually a feature that is pretty hidden anyway.

Thanks, -Ryan
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BTW On my point 2 (Random Transitions): that's actually a request (RFE) that would be very helpful. It's very powerful now in that I can select my own or use one for all; it'd be really powerful if I could select "random" or even really, really powerful ( :0) ) if I could select which ones to use in the random selection.

Just a suggestion (RFE)! :0)

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