Thank You For Adding Multi Track Ability!

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I'm thankful Camtasia 8 has finally added the ability for multiple video and audio tracks. You're on the way to replacing my need for Adobe Premiere!
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Hi Dustin,

Do you know if there is a maximum amount of tracks we can use in a project? I'm starting one that will require at least 20 tracks but don't want to get too involved if it will eventually become problematic.

And what version of Premiere are you using? I'm trying to get my boss to pull the trigger on Production Premium CS6 because of the troubles I've encounted editing full motion video in Camtasia.

Thanks!

Andrew
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Hi Andrew,

I haven't used that many layers in my project but I've had 9 or 10 layers and C8 handled them really well. Overall I am very impressed with C8's capabilities.

I wasn't happy with the export options in C8- TechSmith removed all export options except for mobile/web exports and I use C8 primarily for DVD distribution but I have worked through that issue.

Dustin
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Yes I'm happy to say that I ended up with about 26 callouts by the end of the project and it turned out great. Do you use CS8 for full motion video projects or primarily screen capture? I'm starting to teach myself Premiere Pro CS6 becuase it seems while CS8 can handle some video-related media and high-resolution images it is pretty limited in it's scope and easily get bogged down.
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I was primarily using C5/C6/C7 for screen capture. I paid full price for Adobe Premiere CS4 to handle full motion video projects because Camtasia was limited to how many video tracks you could use.

C8 changes everything and with the new multi-track capabilities, I feel TechSmith has a real chance at becoming a major competitor with Adobe Premiere Elements- especially with the screen capture capability and Camtasia's easy to use interface.
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I'm thinking that the majority of my issues using full motion video content in CS8 was based upon limitations to my computer. I'm currently trying to resolve that with my IT department but it's been an arduous process to say the least. Do you mind me asking what field of work you are in and the type of specs you're working with?

Thanks again for all your feedback...

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