Why Do Clips Go On The Timeline In Wrong Order - DESCRIBED

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This question has come up several times on this forum; here is the latest ...

In many cases, after making a number of sequential captures, and naming the captures in logical order, importing those multiple captures, as a group, into Camtasia, and then sending them to the timeline, as a group, will result in the clips going on the timeline in the wrong [unexpected] order.  This happens regardless of the names on the clips

A similar problem occurs when a multiple selection of clips in the file system is dragged/dropped into the bin, and/or onto the timeline

It turns out that this behavior is controlled by the time that each clip is added to the bin [as recently confirmed by tech support per input from the developers]

The official position - THIS BEHAVIOR IS BY DESIGN

IMHO, this is a seriously flawed design, and adversely affects screencasting workflows.  At the minimum, THERE SHOULD BE A USER OPTION TO USE FILE NAMES FOR CLIP SORT ORDER ON THE TIMELINE

In much of my work, I screencast many short captures, logically named, and use them all to build out a project where the captures are needed on the timeline in the order they were captured, and as named

Generally, Recorder is set to just save after a capture [manual or auto file name], and the clips imported in bulk; but this method no longer works

So, I have to manually import each clip, one at a time.  Then, I can do a group send to timeline.  But if there are 50 clips involved, this workflow is ridiculous; or how about 200 clips?

And, having Recorder automatically add new clips to the bin does not work if I'm screencasting a Camtasia tutorial using the Camtasia editor UI

Example - The Time That The Clip Goes Into Bin Controls The Order The Clip Goes On The Timeline
http://www.screencast.com/t/iNeAon2X
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