Video in Video

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I've looked around and didn't see an answer so hopefully I'm posting a "New" topic.

I'd like to produce a video for Screencast using Camtasia which will have another video embeded (either in the actual same camtasia project or linked externally) that's playable via a hotspot.  This way the viewer while watching the main video will have the option to push a button to pause the main video, view another video and then return to the original.  Make sense?  Doable? Suggestions?

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Rick Stone

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Hi there

One option for Callouts is to enable a pause. And I suppose a link could be created to a separate video. Coaxing it to play in a small inset window might prove to be a bit of a challenge though.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks Rick.

I figured it out. . .  

My video was discussing an eLearning series for one of our products.  Although the main focus of the video was to introduce the eLearning series, I also wanted to be able to provide the non-users of the application the ability to watch an overview video of the product so they knew what it was all about. 

Here's how it worked out:
  1. The first part of the video goes on for a few seconds and then pauses and the audio say, "press overview to get a quick run down on the application or press continue to hear about the new eLearning series".  And of course there are two buttons (hotspots), one marked "Overview" and one marked "Continue".
  2. This sounds backwards but if the user presses "Overview", the video just continues and in the timeline the overview video play's immediately and then the info on eLearning follows it on the timeline.
  3. If the user presses "Continue" the hotspot jumps over the overview and goes right to the eLearning info.
Here's what my timeline looks like:

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