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

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Hello,

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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The new group feature in v8 will allow you to accomplish what you describe. Left click on the first clip, hold down CTRL and click on the second clip. Now you should have both clips highlighted as selected. Right click on the highlighted clip and select the Group option.

You can now apply a pan/zoom anywhere within the grouped clip. It took me a bit to realize the power of the clip grouping function but it's been very useful.

Good luck!
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Eric, You Rock! Thanks. . . .

So I was VERY close to this answer yesterday. I actually tried the "Group" feature but I had added the "ZOOM" before I grouped. Obviously it didn't work. Group, then add the ZOOM. That's the ticket!

Thanks!
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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.

Thanks,
Leanne
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is there a solution for those like me who are still using camtaisia 7 I have several video clips which I want to zoom in however for each clip the the clip zooms out and and i have to zoom it in again.

Please tell me theres a solution for version 7 ?

if there isn't a solution would i be able to open and add my current project to camtaisia 8 ?
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I have resolved the problem. I have copied and pasted the zoom at each section where the new clip begins

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I believe that in the next iteration of Camtasia 8, it would be helpful to include a button on the "Visual Properties" menu that says "Apply properties of previous clip". What I mean here is that you automatically apply the visual properties (General & Position & Rotation information) of the end of the previous clip. That way, all you have to do is zoom on clip #1, then select clip #2, click the "apply previous properties" button, and have those properties automatically assigned to clip 2. They could obviously be changed afterwards, but a one time apply previous props button would be awesome.
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That is a great idea and suggestion Jacob.
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I'm having trouble restitching two clips together.  Here is some information:  

*These two clips are from the same file.  
*I just downloaded the latest version of Camtasia (was on an earlier version of 8).  
*One clip is already zoomed in.  Like others, it would be better not to snip till later, but that was unavoidable in this instance.  
*Other clip combinations do show the stitch command, but these two aren't.  
*I adjusted the clip speed of one clip.  (Could this be the issue?  You can't stitch together clips with different clip speeds?)  
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you can only stitch [or restitch] splits/cuts made within the same clip
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I'm sorry, I misused the terminology, so I made my question more confusing.  

This is all off of one continuous video clip (file).  I made a couple of splits to the video file and need to re-stitch those together.  But they are from the same clip.  
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It's the clip speed adjustment that is preventing stitching. I was just running some tests myself and that's what I discovered. I'm using Camtasia 8.6

Regards, Joe
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That's what I thought it might be.  Thanks.  
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In regards to what you are attempting to do, what you can do is this.

1. Place the timeline indicator at the split.
2. Select the first clip and then right click it. Select "Copy Visual Properties"
3. Select the second clip and then right click. Choose "Paste Visual Properties".
That's it, the second clip will have an Identical zoom adjustment added.

Regards, Joe
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Thanks Joe.  That helped a lot!  
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thanks for clarifying; I see that Joe has handled this for you