Camtasia 4  Recorded a 24 Minute Video  How to Split into six 4 min segments ?

Posted on 2007-08-12
Last Modified: 2016-02-10
I just recorded a 24 minute video and I want to split it into six 4 minute segments and then have them run one at a time in sequence with the ability of the viewer to go back to a previous segment.  Can this be done and what is the procedure stepwise that I need to follow if it is possible.

The reason I want to do this is to limit the size of these segments as the entire recording is now 25000 frames and I understand the flv limit is not that high.

Thank you..
Question by:4ubest
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    Expert Comment

    Hi what fomat is this movie, there is alo virtual dub which can split segments.

    taken from Camatasia tips and tricks
    It is easier to re-record a segment than to re-record an entire topic
    For example, let's say your topic is "basic database searching" and your video demonstrates how to search three or four different databases. What would you do if, four months after you complete your video, one of the database vendors decides to change their interface?
    If you have broken your major topic into small videos, with one video per database, updating is only a matter of re-recording one short video.
    If the entire topic appears on one long video, you have three options:
    Re-record the entire video for consistency
    Re-record only the segments you need and splice them into the old video
    Re-record the entire video, splitting up the topic into small segments
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    Assisted Solution

    So basically, you want to load the next movie when the first one finishes huh?
    It doesn't sound like to me that splitting your movie is the real problem (heck - that's easy enough to do in Camtasia), but how to get section # 2 to play after section #1 is done
    Now for the big question - where are you going to display the video? a website, a DVD, etc...
    That makes HUGE difference
    If it's a DVD, then most DVD authoring packages can do this easily
    BUT since you said FLASH I am going to ASSUME you intend on putting this on a web page (DUh, hahaha)
    I have looked for an "easy" solution to this, and there really isn't one that I have found
    not for video
    I have found some mp3 jukebox products that can do this for audio, but not for video
    The reason it is not easy to find a solution is because it's not REALLY the media file (whether the media is flash, avi, mpg,etc..) where the "event" occurs signaling the end of the movie, and the process of "loading" the next movie occurs,
    So I (and I'm sure others) have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how get the "media' to do this, instead of focusing on the player
    The only solution I've ever provided was to use windows media player activex control, I could hook the stop event in java scripting, and then load the next video
    I created a "playlist" control and would populate it at runtime, then I would process thru the playlist each time the stop was pressed
    of course, if you pressed the stop button, the next video would load - so it wasnt perfect
    and it does require excellent HTML/javascript/vbscript coding skills to pull it off, but I don't mind sharing with you what I did if you are interested


    Author Comment

    Hi BigBillyDotCom,

    Yes to the WWW and my goal is to get as many viewers as possible to see them i.e., broadband & dialup.

    Another solution which I do not know how to do yet is to put markers every  4 minutes and Camtasia will automatically save the flash in sections that will play one after another.

    Do you know how to make the markers and then produce the video as a flash as I describe above?

    Thank you,
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    Accepted Solution

    To place a marker on the timeline, hit ctrl+shift+M at any point during recording.
    It won't show until you edit the recording. The split iocn will split the recording at these markers


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