Vertical position of captions

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I would really like to be able to specify the vertical positioning of individual captions. Most of the time captions at the bottom (but overlaying the video) are ideal but sometimes there is something there that should not be obscured by the captioning. In such cases you really want to be able to move those captions up (top-aligned).

Technically I suppose this would be a request for a


range of settings fo the TSC player to support (and also ofcourse for the Camtasia editor to allow editing of this).
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  • very frustrated that this is still not available in Camtasia

Posted 4 years ago

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Well I'll be damned. There is a tscDM:valign="..." tag in config_xml.js, one for each caption! Why isn't this exposed in the Camtasia Studio caption editor?

I just tried editing the config_xml.js file and it works just fine, I can now top-align individual captions by changing tscDM:valign="bottom" to tscDM:valign="top" !

Unfortunately tscDM:valign="bottom" doesn't seem to work but being able to choose top alignment is better than nothing.

This really needs editor support though, it's not much fun manually editing this file and with every new rendering of the video it needs to be done again.
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I agree. I wouldn't even know where to make the edits you described.
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