Camtasia: Ripple Move & Extend Frame
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Camtasia: Ripple Move & Extend Frame

October 16, 2019


If you’re looking to improve your editing
skills and take your videos to the next level, then learning how to ripple move and extend
a frame is a great place to start. In this tutorial I’ll demonstrate both tools
and then walk you through a few examples of how they’re used together. Let’s start with ripple move. Ripple move is the process of moving all of
the clips to the right of a piece of media, on the same track, at the same time To do this in Camasia, hold shift… then click and drag a clip. Everything to the right of the clip and the
clip itself moves as one… And you can move the clips anywhere on the
timeline, including from track to track. To ripple move clips on multiple tracks, hold
shift, select a clip on each track… continue holding shift and click and drag. Another way to ripple move is to hold shift,
then click and drag the playhead. This is called a ripple split because it splits
the clips on all tracks, then ripple moves them with the playhead. This is a great way to create space on the
timeline. Next we have extend frame. Extend Frame essentially duplicates a frame
of your recording… which you can drag to make longer or shorter. To do this in Camtasia, hold the alt key on
Windows, or the option key on Mac, mouse over the edge of a clip… then click and drag. You should notice the cursor change to a box
with an arrow to show that an extend frame is about to happen. When extending a frame, a stitch appears that
indicates where the video ends and the extended frame begins. Now that you know both tools, let’s walk
through two examples of how they work together. The first example is really common, a person
needs to create space in the middle of a project to make room for a longer explanation or to
add additional content. To do, hold shift and drag the playhead. This creates space on the timeline that you
can fill with new content, or… extend the frame of the video to accommodate a longer
audio recording. For the second example, let’s look at how
we create our tutorial videos. When building our videos, we first record
the narration, then create the screen recordings. This often results in screen recordings and
a narration that are different in length. We then work through the recordings and use
split, ripple move and extend frame to sync the audio and video. For example, here I have an explanation of
a complex process, however, the visual process is quick. To provide more time to talk, I split the
video where the process occurs, ripple move all of the media to the right, then extend
the frame of the process to span the narration. Now that you have a better idea of how to
use ripple move and extend frame together, get out there and start editing like a pro. Thanks for watching.

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  1. please tell me the best export setting for a lower size video. your video is more than 3 minutes and its 720p download size is just 6 mb. please help me. please

  2. Very helpful thank you. I use Camtasia everyday so these quick shortcuts are most appreciated thanks.

  3. Why don't you guys build a course selling platform like teachable? You have the tools, developers and hosting platform (Screencast-com) – it would give you a nice monthly recurring income stream!

  4. Thanks, TechSmith! I am using Camtasia and this helped me a lot for my gaming videos. Thank you thank you!

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