transparent background on camtasia assets

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  • Brent Beckman
    Hi!  Which asset were you looking to use?  All of the videos found in the effects section do include that transparent background, and were made to work well in Camtasia. 

    Camtasia Effects

    However, if you found a fireball type of effect in our stock video collection, it may need some additional work to be supported.  If you could link me the asset you were looking to use, I may be able to get that converted for you.
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  • Rickstone1975
    Hi there

    Have you tried using the "Remove a color" feature of Camtasia? You should find it in the Visual Effects panel. Just open that panel, find the option and drag it and drop it on top of your image in the Timeline. Then use the eyedropper in the properties panel to sample the black.

    Cheers... Rick :)
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  • office
    Thanks Rick. Thank worked enough to get a basic thing.  For using effects like freballs etc from the assets videos, where there is a black background, is that the way to always remove the black? It doesn't always cut it out neatly which doesn't matter for fire but just wondered if there was something I am missing as I want to drop in visual layers like water or fire overlaying other videos but semi transparent
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  • Brent Beckman
    If you're not pulling it from the effects category, then yes you will need to use the remove a color tool to accomplish that.  Most of the effects found  in the footage  library can be converted, but it requires a little back end work on our  side to enable that transparency in Camtasia.  If there were any specific ones you had in mind though, please let us know, and I can look into getting those created for you.  Thanks!  
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  • office
    OK this was the one I used https://library.techsmith.com/assets/asset/t/e2a6560d-7f99-4ef5-b27b-23d22154b7f9

    Am I looking in the wrong place?  I dont see many videos so starting to think I am in the wrong place as your colleague said there are 500,000??
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  • Rickstone1975
    Interesting, because the information for that clip seems to suggest it is actually transparent.

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  • office
    Thats what I thought but when i loaded ot over the top of another clip it was black and blocking everything out?
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  • Brent Beckman
    Any clips found in the Videos: Effects section should have transparency enabled.  I just did a test download of the Alpha Channel Flames From Center, and it is showing up with transparency for me.  Can you confirm what the file type of your download was?  If it is a transparency enabled effect, it should be a libzip file.  If it is a stock footage clip, it will be an MP4 or MOV.  Thanks!



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  • office
    OK got it.  It is working on a different one i downloaded but not the first one - i will check next time for the libzip effect - thanks for the great help
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  • Brent Beckman
    No problem!  I'm glad you got it working.  If you do end up finding some effects you like that are in the stock footage category, please let us know.  We're always looking for new effects to convert and bring into the Effects category for your use.  
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  • office
    will do thanks :) 
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