Device frames are a Visual Effect added to media on the timeline. Apply them to clips to make it appear as though they are playing on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device screen.
This is great for establishing context, and adding a level of professionalism to your videos.
Open the Visual Effects tab and click and drag the Device Frame effect to a clip on the timeline.
The default frame is a Desktop monitor with a looping background video, which gives it a “real-life” look. To choose a different device frame, open the Properties panel and select one from the Type dropdown.
To download additional device frames, go to library.techsmith.com.
Device frames in Camtasia fit a 16:9 aspect ratio, which means they perfectly fill standard video dimensions, like 1080p and 720p.
If the device frame doesn’t immediately fill the entire canvas, pull the right and left edge of the clip until they snap to the borders. This will make it so the frame completely fills the video canvas.
Media in a device frame is edited like any other clip on the timeline. This means you can cut, split, copy and paste clips with device frames.
If you add an animation to a clip with a device frame, the clip and the device frame animate together. This is great for setting up the beginning of a video. Use the device frame to establish context, then once the action begins, zoom in to show details.
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