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Transitions I have downloaded the trial version of Camtasia Studio. I would like to show a transition between two video clips. I go to the storyboard, add the transition successfully, but the transition does not appear when I play the video. Do I need to unlock my version of the software with a valid license key to show that transition. If not, what is the problem? Thanks, Karim

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Re: Transitions

You should export your two video clips and make a transition in Windows Movie Maker. This is much faster and you have a wider selection of transitions.

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Instead of choosing the transitions one-by-one and working with each individual transition properties, draw a box that encompasses all the transitions you want to deal with and set the parameters all at once.

Here is the relevant part of an instruction video:

Doing anything (in just about any software program, doing any and everything) on a one-by-one basis just ends up leaving so many places for the instructions to become corrupt. "Batching" makes sense.

After you "batch" a bunch of transitions together, it might follow that you could cut and move them around the timeline without problem.

Please consider that just about anything other than a nice, "quiet" fade-to-black or cross-fade transition can appear rather cheesy.

Just because you "can", doesn't mean you "should" when it comes to video effects. On the other hand, maybe you want cheesy, and really wish to make the viewer get dizzy or ill.

Go to THIS FORUM for information specific to your software:

Have fun, but try to keep your transitions consistent, like the pro's do!

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First you need to buy the activation keys for your transition for you to be able to activate the transtion that has a Pinnacle logo.

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The clip can be recovered if you open the temporary directory where Camtasia stores the raw captures in AVI format. The path to the temporary directory can be found by opening the Camtasia Recorder > Tools > Options > Program > Temporary file folder (I'm using v.5 so it may be a little different in other versions).

I've found that there's a certain workflow that seems to work best and you can avoid accidentally erasing your temporary files and having to start your capture session over from the beginning...

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  2. Recover your raw capture files - Navigate to the path where Camtasia stores its Temp files (look above for instructions). Typically, there will be a folder titled "CamCapture{random string of numbers/letters}" - look for a folder with a date modified attribute of the date/time you were working on your project. In that folder, there will likely be several audio and video files as well as an XML data file. The video files will all be 1GB apiece as Camtasia splits the capture into chunks and then pieces them back together to create one continuous file. Cut and paste the files from this folder into a new location outside of the Temp directory. The most important one is the FileWriter{random string}.avi as this is the pieced together file - It will have the largest file size.
  3. Add your media files to the clip bin/timeline - Start a new Camtasia project and import the FileWriter{xxx}.avi clip into the Clip Bin and drag it onto the timeline. Now all of your video/audio should be recovered and available for you to edit. If you have particularly long clips, you may want to check how the audio syncs with the the video towards the end of the clip. If it's messed up at all, you may want to try adding the smaller, chunked recording segments sequentially onto the timeline to see if that helps. If the FileWrite{xxx}.avi clip is good though, you can delete all of the other smaller audio and video clips associated with the capture from your pc to save space - just keep the FileWriter{xxx}.avi clip - the XML can be deleted too.
Good luck - We've had the same trouble here and we use Camtasia almost everyday. In my experience, this seems to happen more frequently when we capture larger dimensions - especially if the capture contains full motion video (as opposed to just screen captures of a product demo or something) and we always seem to have trouble when capturing things that play back FLV or SWF clips at a higher bitrate. This issue is also described in TechSmith's Camtasia knowledge base.

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Transition effects without scripting

since you did not tell me what software you have, I suggested you to try SWISHMAX2.
To create transition you just put the object and choose the effect.
You can try the trial version in
In the forum Swish communities you can have more effects for free. Also tutorials are available.
If you dont know how to start it, just let me know.

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