Zoom n pan a webcam to make it small over the underlying screen screen recording and then make it large again

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sorry if this is an amateurish question, but i'm struggling with how to zoom n pan back and forth.

i have a recording (both webcam and screencast). i start with webcam as being the dominant layer then i use zoom n pan to make it small on the top right so the underlying screencast layer shows and then i would want to go back to where the webcam is the dominant screen showing but i have no idea how to do that :-(

here's a recording of what i'm talking about and struggling with:
https://www.loom.com/share/854cdd7306624df98225c3355414cfea

thanks in advance for any help you all can provide!
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Joe Morgan

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Zoom and Pan is designed to effect all the media contained in the canvas area.
Bottom line, don't use it.

Apply custom animations to the webcam separately.
Same with the main video.
Treat them as separate entities and you'll be good to go.

Regards,Joe 
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Zoom n Pan is really a fancy 'overcoat' for the custom animations. I use custom animations almost exclusively, on the exact clip you want, at the exact moment, an then each one can be tweaked, moved, individually. Treat the webcam just like any other clip and you can move it, resize it, bring it back - all using custom animations. For each movement, drag a NEW custom animation on the clip, where you want it to END, and then move the clip or resize it. Camtasia will record that you want THAT clip to go from whatever it is at when the animation starts, to whever you want it to go.

I have a video that shows the basics of animation and I create a very complex animation, all JUST with custom animation, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNxzMNZlVGg&list=PL5dqU8ndfeoiU2qBMM9nqhqQj47XXgLLu&index=17

I promise you, once you learn how custom animation work, you will never go back to the pre-built ones.
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Wow. You all are pretty amazing. I had no idea that the Techsmith community was so vibrant and helpful.

Thanks a lot!