Video within a video

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In Camtasia, I know that you can import a picture (a PNG or JPEG) and add it into your video. However, I would like to import a GIF or potentially another video file. Is that possible in Camtasia?

I experimented with a GIF but the uploaded image was just a still frame and did not move.
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kayakman, Champion

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Yes; you can have as many videos as desired; stack them any way you want
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Thanks! I got the video to work.

How do you get the GIF files to work? Mine just shows up as a static image.
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Does it animate properly when you play it in the browser?

I'm on the facebook a lot and I know from experience that apparently a gif is not a gif is not a gif.

I regularly see gif images with a circle in the middle. And you click the circle and they play just fine. Others force you to open a new browser tab in order to see the animation. Some animate endlessly while others play just once or twice and stop. This despite my having a browser extension installed that supposedly only allows a gif to play once or twice. (endlessly looping animated gifs can be a nightmare)

If it plays okay in your browser, perhaps a workaround would be to use Camtasia to record it as it plays. Then add the video recording to your project and timeline.

Cheers... Rick :)
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just did a quick test with a GIF made from 10 photos; it worked OK in a Camtasia project made from the 10 photos and the GIF production; produced just fine
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See For Yourself

GIF [in frame] was created in Camtasia