Wish List: Auto import when saving a still frame

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When you capture a still frame (CTRL+F) in Camtasia Studio, you then have to import the still frame into the project to use it. Since 99.9% of the time you want to use it in a project right away, the still frame should automatically be imported into the project and highlighted so that you can easily see it in the media list. If this is a problem for some users, it could be a preference that defaults to enabled, but could be disabled via check box in the preferences. 
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Mike Miloch

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Posted 4 years ago

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kayakman, Champion

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I agree

this has been on my CS Wish List for years ...

More Options When Saving Frames
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davemillman

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It is certainly true that, "99.9% of the time you want to use it in a project right away."

However, it is still important that the frame also be saved as a file, as frequently you want to use the frame again later, or in another project.

Definite upvote for this feature!
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Thanks. We've added this for CS 9.
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Jack Fruh, Champion

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I think this feature already exists, under the edit menu-> Playhead->Extend Frame to Playhead.

https://youtu.be/H-VD1-lgpmA
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Joe Morgan

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Thanks for the tip. That's great if you are a Mac user.

 However,Camtasia for Windows does not offer that feature.
This question was posted to both forums.

Regards, Joe
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Thanks Joe! I was just browsing mac questions - didn't catch that it had been tagged for both! 
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davemillman

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Jack,

"Extend Frame to Playhead" is a great and frequently-used feature, it does not solve the full problem. 

Depending on circumstances, frames may be used: 
  • At the playhead ("Extend Frame to Playhead" does this)
  • Elsewhere on the timeline (so I want to import it into the bin for later use)
  • In another production (another chapter, whatever)
  • As a background or building block for a title screen
There are many other uses for frames. While I use "Extend Frame to Playhead" frequently, my guess is that it only satisfies 30-40% of my need for frames. But I need the frame in the current media bin at least 80-90% of the time.
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Dave, that makes total sense. I agree with everything you are saying. Mike's request makes sense and seems like it would be easy enough to do.