Expand the Camtasia Media Library

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Please respectfully consider adding more diverse images to the Windows/Mac Media Library especially in the area of Business. For business videos/presentations, there is only one option to choose from in terms of a person. The library needs representation of a female and also other individuals from different backgrounds and cultures. It would help people from thinking when we publish videos that we are discriminating against a certain race or gender. Thank you for your consideration.
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Oz du Soleil

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I get the idea of this, but I would rather Techsmith focus more on the technical stuff.

1.  The included library of images is really small. Eventually it's easy to watch other peoples' videos and recognize certain music and images as, "oh! That came straight out of Camtasia's little library." 

It's important to me to at least try to be a bit unique. To do that, Camtasia would need a massive library. But I don't come to Camtasia for that feature. The library is a minor perk, maybe for people who are in a hurry.


2.  There are enough free, low cost, and expensive images around the internet. It takes some effort to hunt around for the right image, and it can be frustrating, but that's how you're really going to find what you're looking for.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Are other animated backgrounds available besides the ones that come with Camtasia....

There are only a few animated backgrounds provided with Camtasia 9 (spinning boxes, etc).  Where can I get other free or paid animated backgrounds that would work well in Camtasia 9?
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Rick Stone

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Have you tried clicking the Get More Media link from the library?
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Hey Rick,

I merged this from an exiting thread which you had already replied to :)
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/are-other-animated-backgrounds-available-besides-the...

But thanks for your help!
-Glenn
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Official Response
Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to take a minute and let you know that we are working on providing a vastly expanded collection of Camtasia-compatible assets (backgrounds, lower-thirds,etc.).

This is a project we started earlier this year. Changes you may have already noticed include:
  • Relocating the downloadable media to https://library.techsmith.com 
  • Animated previews
  • Audio-file waveforms and previews
  • Better support on mobile devices
There's much more to come, but I don't want to say anything else about it except that we're on-track to deliver this sometime in 2018.

Stay tuned for more!
-Glenn
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Shiraz Mistry

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Hi Glenn,

Thanks for proving an official answer. I wanted to ask more details about roughly when in 2018 we expect some of these changes to us.

Do we have a roadmap for Camtasia?

Kind regards,

Shiraz
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Due to the largely unpredictable nature of software development I'm not going to get any more specific than to say that it should be coming within the first half of 2018.

-Glenn
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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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Camtasia 2018 release with a revamped library and support for a brand new Asset Store that includes many free and premium assets.
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Thanks for proving an official answer. I wanted to ask more details about roughly when in 2018 we expect some of these changes to us.
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to let you know we've added some new content to https://library.techsmith.com/: 11 music tracks, 10 icon packs, and seven new animated backgrounds.

There are more changes to come. We're still on track for the same time line that I previously mentioned for large quantities of content.

-Glenn
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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To co-inside with the launch of Camtasia 2018, we've launched a redesigned online asset library for Camtaisa at https://library.techsmith.com/. We continue to offer free assets, but we also have over 500,000 subscription-based assets you can include in your Camtasia 2018 projects.

Here's the official announcement thread:
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/announcing-techsmith-assets-new-product

Sorry for the late update on this,
Glenn

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