Camtasia – Export Frame

Hey, Alex here — back with another Camtasia tutorial for you.

This is a Camtasia 2021 feature that I am just absolutely in love with. So let’s take a look at what I’ve got on the timeline, I’ve got some sort of wreath of flowers, and it is just kind of floating on the water there. Nothing crazy, I think a little bit of sound. But I’m not too worried about the sound at this point, it’s rather dynamic.

However, at some points in your video, you do need a steel frame or you know, extend a frame or you just need something, you just need to capture one particular frame. And there are a few ways to do that. One of the old ways would be to split your video clip and hold down the Alt key and extend the frame, which would have this type of effect, which is kind of what we want. And there was another way that you could go find the frame you wanted and the long way around would be to go to export, and then export frame as and then you’d have to open up your windows dialog and export the frame and then re-import it back into the project. And that was a lot more clicks than anybody really wanted to deal with.

However, in Camtasia 2021, there’s a new button here up on the top part of your timeline called add exported frame and the hotkey is Ctrl Shift F you find your frame that you want to drop into your timeline, press your hotkeys or just simply press this button. And rather than exporting and then re-importing, it just drops a new frame or just drops this still image on your timeline. And you’re free to do with it whatever you want, as you would have had you brought that image back in.

I know it’s kind of a short tip and I know it only saves a little bit of time. But if this is a process that happens over and over again, this process will save you tons of time. One of my favorite new features and I hope you like it too. Thanks for watching

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