Weird time convention/formatting when working with Camtasia transitions

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Hi, everyone!

I have a question that is driving me crazy for some time now. When you are working with things on the timeline, for example, with transitions:
- Why does the time of the transition jumps from 1:00 to 0:30 directly, without any numbers in between? And then from 0:30 to 0:00 it goes with increments of 0:01.

This makes no sense whatsoever because second is not divided into 60 units, but 100. So, why is there no numbers between 0:30 and 1:00 but it jumps in this way?

I recorded a super short screencast of this, here:

I presume this is not a bug because it's been like this since I started using Camtasia. I just really want to know the logic behind this.

Thank you!
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Joe Morgan

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Because of the "Timecode" The editor is editing video at 30 frames per second. That's how the timeline displays time.

What you are seeing is the timecode change from 1 second of duration down to just under 1 second. Starting at 29 frames counting downward from there.
If you were working on a 60 frames per second project. It would read 59 and count backward.

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Yep you have to think frames

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Aaah, OK, I get it now! It makes sense!

Thanks a lot for the quick answer and explanation! :)