Camtasia Quick Tips - Cut, Copy, Paste and Split

This article explains how to use the Cut, Copy, Paste, and Split tools in Camtasia 9

Camtasia 9 is available to UW-Stout faculty and staff at no charge through the Key Server.

PC users should go their Software Center desktop app and install Camtasia 9. Instructions on using software center for PC are located here.

Mac users can use Self Service to install Camtasia 9. Instructions on how to install for a Mac are located here.

Your LTS Instructional Technology Consultant can assist you with downloading the software.

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.

tool set with all tools 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.

Audio track selected

You'll notice that your Cut and Copy tools are now active.

Cut and Copy tools are active

If you use the Cut tool it will remove the media that you selected but keep it in the clipboard. 

Timeline view before the Cut tool is used

You'll also notice that your Paste tool has become active now.

Paste tool active

After clicking the Paste tool the media will appear in your timeline. You can move it if you need to.

Timeline view after Cut and Paste tools are used

You can undo this by clicking the Undo tool.

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.

Appearamce of timeline after use of copy and paste tools

If you don't like it, use Undo tool to go back.

Undo tool

To use the Split tool, you must move the Playhead out onto the timeline and select a track.

Playhead on timeline and track selected

Once the Playhead is out on the timeline and a track is selected, the Split tool will become active. 

Active Split tool

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. 

track title repeated after split

To go back, click the Undo tool.

Undo tool

 You'll see that repeated title is gone, meaning the split is no longer there.

repeated title is gone after clicking the Undo tool

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. 

two tracks split

To undo that, use the undo tool.

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. 

Section of timeline selected

If you change your mind, click on the Undo tool to go back.

Undo tool

If you have any questions about Camtasia 9, please contact learning Technology Services and someone will assist you.

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Keywords:camtasia, camtasia 9, camtasia help, camtasia tips, camtasia tutorials   Doc ID:73321
Owner:Rich B.Group:UW Stout
Created:2017-05-16 11:52 CDTUpdated:2018-05-04 14:42 CDT
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