What is everyone doing for simple title screens for training videos?

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Camtasia 2018's animated intros are a little too animated for my purposes, I'm trying to keep the effects to a minimum and focusing on content. 

I'd really prefer a non-animated title screen, maybe with a company logo or a company related photo behind it.  

I can't figure out how to do that in Camtasia 2018.  So I'm thinking about making those title screens in PowerPoint, getting a PNG/JPG of that, and then importing those into Camtasia for each video, but it seems like a step that shouldn't be necessary.

I've got to be missing something, right?

I know how to insert a background (photo/etc), maybe I'm just missing the "insert text", "format text" functions in Camtasia's editor?
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an example of how I do it; is this like what you're looking for?

How To Navigate To End Of Clip 2019-03-09
http://www.screencast.com/t/Gbn7Lyvkr1IN

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wooderson -- You can use  a simple intro and then edit the animation if you don't like it.  Try ungrouping the intro. Then click on one of the elements and look at the properties of that element (on right side of the screen) You may need to click on an icon to show properties. You can modify the in as well as the out animation. You can set the speed to very high so that the animation is instant and you don't see it.  

Or try using various call-outs to make your own title screen. Or make a title screen in Word or Wordpad and capture it and import it.

Hope this helps. 
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I also use simple Annotations to build titles over photos or intro videos. Use a box annotation if you need to create a layover effect to frame the title text or use plain text to let the background show through.

Here are two callouts from the "Basics" collection over one of the free Storyblocks videos. I added my company logo at the top to show using a PNG with a transparent background.


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Professionals Guild

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Thanks. What is a Storyblock video?  Where does one get one?
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I could be wrong, but I think what is being mentioned is when you are in the most recent versions of Camtasia and you click the link to Download More Assets, I think some of the content on the pages that results is licensed from a company named StoryBlocks?

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Yes, I was referring to the free assets available using the "More" assets link in Camtasia. I like the videos and photos so well, I bought the paid package, which I consider reasonable compared to other clip sites like ShutterStock, Stock Adobe, and iStock.
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Thanks for the clarification, David!