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increase playback speed while editing

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  • kayakman
    Expert Camtasia User

    perhaps give this technique a try ...

    How To Use Stand In Video To Fast Preview And Fast Edit Timeline 2021-06-02
    https://www.screencast.com/t/3PMLZzdAfX

     

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  • Rob Hewy

    I would like to up-vote this. A speed option within the editor without having to render the video would greatly improve my workflow.

    Having to render the video is a soul crusher. Too much fussing.

    I often have to hunt down small sections of the video (based on the audio) that need to be snipped out and a fast speed option on the timeline playback would greatly improve the editing experience.

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  • motiileh

    I would love this too, it would save so much time while editing (Audacity for example has this, it's called "play at speed").

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  • Brian Wells

    A quick Google search shows many requests for this feature going back many years.

    To clarify what's needed: In the Camtasia editor's playback bar, we need the ability to increase PREVIEW playback speeds by multiple factors, preferably up to at least 4 times faster or more. (Some may also like the ability to reduce preview speeds as well.)

    NOTE: This is completely unrelated to the ability to change clip speeds in produced videos, and the work-arounds suggested above take far more time and effort without providing anything like the benefit this feature would provide. 

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  • teamsquid

    I would like to echo this request. As someone who spends way too much time listening to their own voice being able to listen to me in double time as I QC my recording would be fabulous! Please and thank you. 

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  • Matt Eland

    It's actually a little shocking that Camtasia doesn't have this - especially given the historic community desire for this as you mention. This makes me want to do the bulk of my edits in another application, then port back to Camtasia for final publication, overlays, etc.

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  • motiileh

    I found a way to sort of do this:  I just right-click the clip and click on "Add clip speed", I change it to 1.5, and when I'm done editing I click on "Remove clip speed".

    It's good if all you need to do is cut, and you don't need the cutting to be very accurate. While using clip speed you can't add stuff to other tracks (like Annotations), because when you remove the clip speed the annotations won't stay in sync.

    Techsmith please add a feature for playing speed.

     

     

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  • ktfeenan

    I also need this feature - we end up editing HUNDREDS OF HOURS of conference video and it is beyond aggravating that we can’t speed up the preview to be 1.25, 1.5, 2, 2.5, or 3 times run speed. We are trying to edit out places where speakers have made mistakes, had video gaps, and other mistakes that can’t be easily identified simply by looking breaks in the audio. This feature needs to go to the top of the list – there is no valid reason why this feature can’t be included NOW.

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  • Matt Eland

    I actually got this comment notification while editing in another program. I've gotten over the learning hurdle and am now quite productive. The playback speed issue plus the need to customize the handling of green screens for better accuracy drove me there. I will be letting my Camtasia subscription lapse, and this feature's absence was one of the two major factors for me since my time is important to me.

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  • Rob Hewy

    Hi Matt,

    Could you possibly email me?

    rob.hewy@gmail.com 

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  • kayakman
    Expert Camtasia User

    as demonstrated in my tutorial listed above, this is possible to accomplish in current Camtasia; but assuming that that tutorial has not been viewed ...

    Feedback - Fast Preview Timeline In Camtasia Editor 2022-04-06
    https://www.screencast.com/t/Y9ndBDiw

    not a perfect solution, but gets the job done

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  • kathleen.s.beckman

    I did watch both of your videos on this topic, and I'm willing to try, but I don't know how to produce the file at 1 fps. In both of your videos you say "I have already produced this project at 1 fps." I have searched for instructions on how to do this. 

    Do you have a video on doing so?

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  • kayakman
    Expert Camtasia User

    Feedback - Easily Make 1 FPS Production 2022-04-15
    https://www.screencast.com/t/Glh2kcLRL

     

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  • lochness8

    Please add this feature. i have been waiting for it for years....

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  • Ross

    Seriously? This is not a feature. I was about to buy my first license since 2019 version. I've been using Premiere Pro, but since most of my work is screencasts I figured I'd try Camtasia again.

    Without this feature I will not be a customer. My time is worth way more than the cost savings over a Premiere license.

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  • Trevor Jones

    It's almost 2023. How is this still not a feature?  Camtasia is great for screen capture but completely unusable as an editing program without the ability to view media at higher speeds.  Come on guys, catch up please!

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  • Adel Daoud

    +one here. This feature would be a huge time saver.

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  • Nickaskew

    And again - it is now 2023 :)

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  • Brian Wells

    It's so frustrating that Techsmith is SO UNRESPONSIVE TO ITS CUSTOMERS on this issue. 

    IF this is so difficult, then damnit, EXPLAIN that to your customers.

    IF it's as easy a change as it seems, then DO IT.

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  • kathleen.s.beckman

    motiileh - thanks for your comment and advice on using right-click on the timeline and "add clip speed". I have one problem and wonder if you have found a way around this. 

    I find the place that I need to edit at fast speed and pause the play head there. Then I go to clip speed and change it to one so that I can edit properly. Unfortunately, the play-head stays in the same physical location, not the same place in the video. That is, if I find the edit spot at 10 minutes out of a 30 minute 2X speed video, when I change back to 1X speed, the play-head doesn't go with the timeline. It is now at 10 minutes out of a 60 minute video. I would rather see it at 20min/60min which = 10min/60min.

    I tried adding a marker, but the marker stays with the play-head. So far, all I can figure is split the video at the spot. But then you need to remember to select all the parts on the timeline because only the one with highlight will change speed. 

    Any suggestions? 

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  • lochness8

    Looks like this feature is coming soon in version 2023!! Yay!!!

    From the release note:
    Variable Speed Playback - Coming Soon

    One of our most requested features! Adjust the speed of longer video clips to make it easier to find what you're looking for!

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  • Mkaplanes

    +1 to voting for the feature of being able to preview at higher or lower speeds. It would definitely reduce my development time. I work a lot with shorter videos - anywhere from 1-5 minutes. The workarounds listed above are really cool, but not time efficient for my work process.

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  • CincyShane

    They finally did it! Camtasia 2023 rolled out the feature. I bought it today and it works like I had hoped. 🤩 2x I can listen and watch without issue. 4x isn't very usable but I edited a whole video with 2x and I am a happy camper. 🤩

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  • Mkaplanes

    woo hoo! Downloaded the update last week and started using the variable speed playback. It has already saved me editing time!

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  • SC

    It's really great that this is now a feature, but I think it still could use some tweaks.  I feel that the JKL "shuttle" function could stay as is, but it would be wonderful if a playback speed dropdown could be added to the control bar, so once you set this the project will continue to use the set playback speed until changed.  I find that every time if make an edit, I have to keep adjusting the speed again.

    Also, for some people, with their voice pitch and normal talking speed, I'm fining that 2x is too fast to catch some words.  Many platforms start their playback speed settings at 1.5x, and I think it would be a good idea for Techsmith to also adopt this approach.  

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  • motiileh

    I agree. Let us choose the speed (1.2, 1.5, 2) and then use the regular play button (or a key we choose) with the speed I chose. (Just like in Audacity, for example). Thanks.

     

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  • Ianwjensen

    You could just copy the recording into a new track, add Speed then drag, review the material, make cuts where needed then restore the clip speed to 100%

    That would only work if you haven't done any work. I didn't watch the posted video which probably covers that.

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