Edit Media Properties Overview

The Properties pane in Camtasia allows you to customize media, annotations, behaviors, effects and assets added to the timeline.

Option

Edit Properties

Open Properties
(media, animations, behaviors, or effects)

 

  1. Click to select media on the timeline.
    For effects and behaviors, click the Show Effects tray icon on the media and click the effect or behavior.
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  2. Click the Properties button.
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Edit Quick Properties for Assets

Edit properties such as titles, logos, colors, text, and more for assets.

  1. Click to select asset on timeline.
  2. Click the Properties button.
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  3. On the Quick Properties tab, edit the desired properties.
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To learn how to customize the properties for groups and assets, see Create Custom Assets.

 

View Effect Properties

If multiple effects are added to media, you may have to scroll to view all the properties available.

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  1. Click to select media on timeline.
  2. Click the Properties button.
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  3. Drag the scroll bar in the Properties pane.
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Reset to Default Settings

Click the c2021-resetdefaults.png button in the properties.

Preview Effects

Turn an effect, transition, or behavior on/off. Disabled effects are not applied in the preview or exported video.

  1. Click to select media on timeline.

    For effects or behaviors, click the Show Effects tray icon on the media. Click to select the effect or behavior.
    c2021-selecteffect.png
  2. Click the Properties button.
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  3. Click the Enable/Disable button to turn the effect on or off.
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Delete

Remove the applied effect, animation, or behavior from media on the timeline.

Click the c2021-deleteeffect.png button in the properties.
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To undo the delete:

  • Press Ctrl+Z or Cmd+Z.
  • Choose Edit > Undo.

Add a Preset

Save annotations, behaviors, and effects.

  1. Click an enhancement tab such as the Annotations tab > Callouts subtab.
  2. Drag an enhancement on to the canvas or media on the timeline.
  3. In the properties, customize the enhancement as desired.
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  4. Click the c2021-AddPresetButton.png icon to save the custom enhancement properties as a new preset.

To view annotation presets, select Annotations tab > Style and select User from the Style dropdown. See Save Presets and Favorites.

This help topic is for Camtasia version 2021. If you have a previous version, upgrade to the latest version of TechSmith Camtasia or view the help for another version in the Previous Versions section.

 

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