Camtasia Quick Tips - Cut, Copy, Paste and Split
This article explains how to use the Cut, Copy, Paste, and Split tools in Camtasia 9
When you first log into a Camtasia 9 project, you'll notice that your undo, redo, cut, copy, paste and split tools are grayed out.
To start working with the tools go to your timeline and select a piece of media. A gold outline indicates that a track or piece of media is selected.
You'll notice that your Cut and Copy tools are now active.
If you use the Cut tool it will remove the media that you selected but keep it in the clipboard.
You'll also notice that your Paste tool has become active now.
After clicking the Paste tool the media will appear in your timeline. You can move it if you need to.
You can undo this by clicking the Undo tool.
The Copy tool will not remove the media from where it was, but it enables you to paste that media in another place and move it, if necessary.
If you don't like it, use Undo tool to go back.
To use the Split tool, you must move the Playhead out onto the timeline and select a track.
Once the Playhead is out on the timeline and a track is selected, the Split tool will become active.
When you click it you'll notice that a split has been placed in the track because the clip title is repeated at the location of the Playhead.
To go back, click the Undo tool.
You'll see that repeated title is gone, meaning the split is no longer there.
If you want to put a split in multiple tracks, click and drag to highlight them and then click the Split tool. You'll notice that the both titles are repeated, so both tracks are split.
To undo that, use the undo tool.
You can also use the Playhead to select a certain part of the timeline and then use either the Cut or Copy tool to capture the selected area.
If you change your mind, click on the Undo tool to go back.
If you have any questions about Camtasia 9, please contact learning Technology Services and someone will assist you.
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