Zoom/Pan duration option are simply not here

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I am unable to locate a Zoom/Pan duration option.


  • It's not in the right-click/shortcut menu

  • It's not in Visual Properties window (that opens when I double click the effect).




    • Evaluating a copy of Camtasia 8. Is it possible that the trial version is missing some features? If so, how can I possibly "evaluate" it fully?

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Annik Stahl

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Kevin Mojek, Employee

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You can find that in the Tools -> Options... dialog (animation duration). http://screencast.com/t/P4U80eJA
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Kevin Mojek, Employee

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and to adjust the duration of an individual animation, you grab the 'tail' and drag it: http://screencast.com/t/Nbt47X7cxTc
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Annik Stahl

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That's what I was looking for--individual animations. Thanks.

(I have not seen that documented in print or in a video tutorial anywhere--is it?)
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Josh Holnagel, Employee

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In doing a quick search, the only place I found that specific information was in the Camtasia Studio Help file under the "Zoom and Pan" and "Visual Properties" topics. It would have been a good addition to the Zoom-n-Pan video tutorial. Thanks for pointing that out.

-Josh
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Christal Vandecar

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I was having trouble figuring out in 8.1 how to set a duration to 0 for a zoom and pan Shrinking the arrow on the timeline would not take me all the way to 0. We prepare training videos where the presenter switches between applications. For this situation, I would like to move the image duration down to 0, as I was able to do in Version 7. I also liked having the default set to 1, for all the other situations where I use Zoom and Pan. It seems I cannot have both anymore. So now I have to set the Options to 0 (as described above), and then tweak every single arrow when I don't want 0, and now that duration is more work to be consistant across the video (pulling out to exactly 1 versus entering a value as I used to be able to do. Sometimes when I try to expand the arrow, I end up moving the entire clip to the right, and then I have to fix that as well. Really wish you would put image duration back in there for us. This functionality is not 'better'.
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when adjusting a zoom-pan frame on timeline, zoom in on timeline first, that should help with grabbing/moving

I find it best to set desired default animations duration in tools/options, then tweak any ZP frames that need a different value

even though the shortest you can drag is 1 frame, that effect is usually not seen in productions [looks instantaneous]

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