Trying to zoom in on a resized track without changing track size on canvas

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Trying to zoom in on a resized track... can't seem to figure this out. I have a track I resized on the canvas, with another track underneath it... so it's like a picture in picture. When I zoom in on the pic in pic, however, it expands over the entire canvas and covers up the track under it. I could publish the resized track and then import it as a video file to lay over top of the under-track, but that would severely limit the editing I could do with that pic-in-pic .trec file. Any suggestions on this?
Before zoom: https://postimg.org/image/k77iaejpv/
After zoom: https://postimg.org/image/ys70bpxk3/
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The images are somewhat confusing. I'm not 100% sure what you are trying to do.

Make sure the dog video is selected on the timeline. Then,  place the cursor over the dogs in the canvas area and drag them to re-position them.

Regards,Joe
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Thanks for your reply.  Yeah, the pics are showing what is happening but what I don't want to be.  As you can see, it is effectively zooming in on the pic (which is actually another .trec video file), but it's increased the size of the pic so that it's no longer centered on the .trec video track under it, which is supposed to be a border for the dog video file.  I want to zoom in on the puppy vid, but not resize it.  In both pics I provided, I want the puppy vid to be centered with the border .trec under it... hopefully I'm explaining it more clearly.
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You could group both videos together and then apply zoom. Or...........

If you lock the bottom track you can apply zoom so that it only effects the dogs.
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Hi there

Here is a video tutorial from Lon Naylor for something like that.

https://youtu.be/T4h6vTBzToY

Cheers... Rick :)
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In all of these suggestions/examples, the object being zoomed in on still increases in size on the canvas, growing over top of the track below it.  I just want to zoom in on the puppies.  I don't want to resize the track they're on, and I want the track underneath (the black background with the blue lines all over) to remain unchanged, with as much of it visible as before the puppies are zoomed in on.
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Perhaps it's cropping you are looking for where you trim down the image from the sides without resizing it?
If you highlight the dogs and then select the Crop Icon at the upper right hand corner of the Canvas area you can trim the image by grabbing the "Blue Bounding Box" available when cropping.
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Imagine you glued an ipad in the center of your TV screen.

Play a video on the ipad with something else playing on the TV

Now, zoom in with the Ipad

That's what I'm trying to do.
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If you crop the image of the dogs and  zoom in on them they can occupy a smaller portion of the screen. Is that what you are trying to do?
Because anytime you zoom into an image it becomes larger,  the only way to control it's overall size is to crop the sides off of the image.


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The key may be in cropping, but I haven't figured out how to use it to do what I'm trying to do.  Before zooming, the puppy track is the right size... can I... sort of, enforce a crop area for it to stay at during the zoom animation?  Because the only thing I've been able to do with crop is to zoom in, which expands the puppy track over top of the track underneath it, and then crop it, which ends up the way I want it, but it looks terrible when I play it because the image expands over top of the under-track while zooming, and then after gets snapped back into the size I want when I crop it.
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I put together a video with detailed instructions for you to follow.  I hope this covers any questions you may have.Feel free to ask for further clarification.
http://www.screencast.com/t/XGVlBNjPwu8u

Regards,Joe
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I've skimmed this thread; I'm assuming that what you want to do is to be able to zoom in and out on a PIP frame while keeping the PIP frame the same size, and also while not affecting any underlying clips

trick is to adjust PIP zoom and its cropped size at same time, both going in and going out

here is my method ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/OgBmm5ZaN3Sj

not a perfect solution, but it does basically work

a better example ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/GSxA1G2hwzKu
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Alright, some good information here.  Thanks much for the video explanations, Kayakman & Joe.  I do find those flares while resizing to look unprofessional, but it is an option.

I did not know that Camtasia supported the transparent layer on .png files... although that wouldn't help if I wanted to animate the background as well, it would solve it in this case.

In the end, I did an annoying but effective workaround, by taking the track with the puppies, produced it into an .mp4 file at full size, and then imported it into the original & resized it so I could see the track behind it. 

http://www.screencast.com/t/f958Yhm1zrNe

I didn't really want to do it this way because once that track is turned into a video file, it's not as easy to edit as a .trec file... but it worked.  In the future I'll use the .png trick when I'm able to... I'm rather surprised that there doesn't seem to be a native way to do what I wanted in Camtasia, but thanks to you all in this thread for helping me work through this & have a few options available to me for future projects which I was unaware of.
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Glad I could help,
I thought of one other thing. You can also position 4 colored callouts over and around the video.
I made the ones in my example 2 bright colors just so you can see the pattern.

All White or Black callouts would probably look best.

Regards,Joe
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