Ungrouping clips removes zoom&pan information

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Following the tips from this thread I grouped some clips in order to have a zooming animation cross a split border.

However, after ungrouping the clips in order to edit one of them, the zoom&pan information was removed from the timeline.

This is quite annoying. I don't want to redo zooming over and over again.

After noticing that zoom&pan in the current implementation of Camtasia Studio 8 gives loads of frustration to users I suggest to create a separate track type for zoom&pan, just like call-outs do have their own kind of track.

This would resolve lots of problems that currently occur with zoom&pan.

Having a track of its own for zooming and panning would render this effect independant of any other tracks' content. Moreover, zooming should only be applied to tracks above the Zoom&Pan track. This would make it possible to, e.g., only zoom call-out tracks and leave the recorded background as-is.
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Official Response
Hi, everyone,

We just released Camtasia Studio 8.1 which adds this "stitching" feature you might find helpful. Now you can manually stitch and unstitch clips. Animation will automatically span across any stitched media clips.

To Manually Stitch Clips
Right-click between two clips on the timeline and choose Stitch Media from the menu.

To Unstitch Clips
Right-click on a stitched media clip and choose Unstitch.

For more information, watch this video tutorial:
http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-cam...

If you have Camtasia Studio 8 installed (trial or licensed version), you can update to the new version by clicking Help > Check for Updates or by downloading and installing here.
http://www.techsmith.com/download/cam...

Thanks for your feedback and helping make Camtasia Studio even better!