Ripple Move & Extend Frame

Learn how to improve your editing skills and take your videos to the next level with ripple move and extend frame.

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Sometimes you need to create space in the middle of a project to make room for a longer explanation or to add additional content.

Ripple move or ripple split media to create the space, then extend a video frame to accommodate longer audio recording.

Rearrange Media or Insert Space

OptionSteps
Insert Space at a Specific Point (Ripple Split)Hold the Shift key and drag the playhead. Camtasia splits the media across all tracks and moves everything to the right of the playhead.
Move Media to Insert Space (Ripple Move)

Move Media on One Track:
Hold the Shift key and drag the media to a new location on the timeline. Everything to the right of the clip moves with the selection.
 
Move Media on Multiple Tracks:
  1. Shift+click to select the first clip on each track.
  2. Hold the Shift key and drag the media to a new location on the timeline. Everything to the right of the clip moves with the selection.

Extend Frame (Freeze Frame)

Extend a frame to lengthen the duration of a video clip to match the audio or voice narration. You can also add a video frame as an image on your timeline for more flexible editing, or save it as an image file for use outside of your project.

OptionSteps
Extend the Frame of a Video Clip
drag edge of media clip to extend frame
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.
Move Other Media While Extending the Frame (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
  1. Drag the playhead to the frame to export.
  2. Right-click the playhead and select Add Exported Frame
    Camtasia adds the frame to the timeline.
Save Video Frame as ImageSave the current frame (on the canvas) as an image file (BMP, GIF, JPG, or PNG).
  1. Drag the playhead to the frame to export.
  2. Select Export > Export frame as.
  3. The Export Frame As dialog appears. Enter a file name and select a file location.
  4. Select a file format from the Save as type field (Windows) or type a file format after the filename (Mac).
  5. Click Save.