Freeze Video Clips with Extend Frame

Learn how to extend a frame to lengthen the duration of a video clip.

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Lengthen a video clip to match the audio or voice narration, or for more time to explain a particular screen or moment in your recording.

Windows:

  1. Drag the playhead to the frame to extend.
  2. Right-click the video clip and select Extend Frame or press Shift+E on the keyboard.
  3. The Extend Frame dialog appears. Enter the desired duration of the extended frame.
  4. Click OK.

You can also extend the frame by holding the Alt key while dragging the end of a clip.

Mac:

Hold the Option key while dragging the end of the clip.

Hold the Alt key for Windows or the Option key for Mac while dragging the end of a clip

Ripple Extend

Move other media to the right on the same track to make room for the longer clip.

Windows:

Press and hold Shift+Alt while dragging the end of the media.

Mac:

  1. Press and hold the Option key while completing the following steps.
  2. Click and hold the end of the clip to extend. The Extend Frame icon appears.
    Extend Frame icon
  3. Press and hold the Command key while dragging the end of the clip.

Add Exported Frame as Image

Add a frame to a new track on the timeline for more flexible editing.

  1. Drag the playhead to the desired frame.
  2. Right-click (Windows) or Ctrl+click (Mac) the playhead and select Add Exported Frame.

Camtasia exports the frame as an image to your Media Bin and automatically adds it to a new track on the timeline.