ZOOM, Split, ZOOM. How do you match it up?

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Yep, still a newbie . . . . . . What’s the best way to handle this in Camtasia (v8)

You have a one minute piece of video on a track. About fifteen seconds into the recording you need to make a “Split” because you need to remove let’s say ten seconds. So now you have two pieces of video but because Camtasia is awesome it looks like one continuous fifty second video. But . . . . Now you notice that it would be really cool to zoom into a section of the screen to really make things stand out. Very easy with the first fifteen seconds but when it hits the fifteen second mark, it jumps back to full screen because it’s actually the second piece of video that’s playing now. Trying to re-zoom and position in the exact location (by hand anyway) is next to impossible. How do you do it?

Sure the easy answer is make the zoom prior to the cut. But is there a simple way to do it after the fact?

I hope I’ve explained this well enough. . . .

THANKS in advance for any suggestions.
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Hi there,

That’s a great question (as well as great feedback) and I’m glad you were able to use grouping to solve your problem. That being said, we've had some time to iterate on Camtasia Studio, and I think you’ll find stitching (which is a feature of Camtasia Studio 8.1) to be an arguably more efficient solution.

If you "cut" sections of your video or audio media, stitching will now join the pieces together eliminating gaps on the timeline. Zooms and other animations will automatically span across any stitched media clips. You can also manually stitch and unstitch clips.

For more information, check out our Stitching Essentials tutorial: http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-cam...

If you have Camtasia Studio 8 installed (trial or licensed version), you can update to the new version by clicking Help > Check for Updates or by downloading and installing here: http://www.techsmith.com/download/cam...

If you have any other questions, feel free to let us know.