Thrid party plugins for camtasia?

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Are there any plans for integrating any sort of third party plugin support for Camtasia Studio 9? Lots of people are making really cool plugins for VEGAS and Adobe Premier so I was wondering if Camtasia also supported plugins through SDK/API or any other format!
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Akucua

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good post.  I am also interested.  I was looking into neat video but does not have a plugin for camtasia.
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FlashTube

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That's the best thing that could actually happen to Camtasia.
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Dylan Goncalves

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I agree. I want to use Camtasia 9 because I am use to the interface and how it feels. However, the additional plugins Vegas has is immensely good at increasing value in my production that Camtasia just can't achieve at this point.
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Steven Ramirez

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Totally agree. I love Camtasia but would really like to see additional functionality for creating better visuals similar to Adobe After Effects. Plugins would be a very welcome addition to an already excellent product.
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Just pondering this a bit. I might think that such a feature (if implemented) would quickly become a nightmare for TechSmith support folks.

Consider the following scenario:

A TechSmith customer contacts support reporting some bizarre issue with Camtasia. Now the customer did install some plug in, but when something misbehaves, their only view is that Camtasia is broken and not behaving as it should. Then it becomes a matter of lengthy troubleshooting and likely finger pointing would ensue, thereby doing nothing but frustrating all involved.

Then there would be the issue of Camtasia upgrades. And we all know good and well that when something is upgraded, a risk is present that the main product upgrade could have a negative impact on whatever the plug in does.

Just some thoughts from over here on the edge... Rick :)
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Steven Ramirez

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Rick, I get it. But using that logic, we should get rid of all WordPress plugins, then. Yes, the environment has to be managed. But supporting a plugin ecosystem is well known in tech. TechSmith would have to publish a guide and run plugins through a certification process to ensure they are well behaved. A lot of work, yes. But in the end, I think plugins would greatly benefit customers.
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I agree with you in theory. And I'd personally be happy to see such an ecosystem. But when you consider the size and user base of the Wordpress entity as compared to TechSmith, I fail to see the benefit for TechSmith to consider it. 

Personally, I'd much rather see more effort put into basic things long asked for. Such as a capability to reverse playback of clips. Or better Media BIn/LIbrary organization features. Or better Timeline organization features.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Steven Ramirez

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Great point, Rick. Not to beat this to death, but I think there is a way to handle this situation as well. Simply partner with one or two KEY software companies to JOINTLY develop plugins. Very controlled and a way to test whether plugins are the way to go for TechSmith. Namaste. :)