Adding audio after recording video

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Is there a way to record the video first, then go back an "narrate" after and adding the audio?
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mbeall

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Andrea Perry, User Assistance

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I'd love to help, but I need more information. Most of our products do include the capability of adding audio to a video recording. Which product are you using?

Andrea Perry
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Nicole Southgate

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I'm using Camtasia Studio 7 (trial version). My question is the same, can I add audio after I've recorded my presentation?
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Andrea Perry, User Assistance

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Sure can! In the Camtasia Studio 7 Editor, after you've imported the video, you can click on the Voice Narration button and record your narration. To record, you probably want to go through the Audio setup wizard first, and then hit the Start recording button.

voice narration

Let me know if you have any other questions about recording narration in CS7.

Thanks,

Andrea Perry
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Is there a way to watch the video while recording audio?
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maurerjc

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Exactly.  How can you narrate a recording w/o seeing the recording???
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dan

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Watch the video on another screen and narrate. Then match up to the beginning of the video. If the timing doesn't match up perfectly don't worry. You can extend or reduce video.
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Jordan Lamb

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I am sending them this question today. Chime in if you would like this too!
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The main feature that I was really hoping that would be in version 8 is a "pause" feature that would pause the video and allow you to continue to record audio.

I record my screen and then come back and do the voice narration.
I try my best to fit all of my audio in, but it would be GREAT if I could pause the video, finish saying what I wanted to say, and then resume the video.

So first, why isn't this a feature already included?
Second, is this something that could be added for a future update in version 8?

I currently have version 7 and the only option that will cause me to update to version 8 is this pause feature.

Please let me know if this can happen.
Thank You!
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Charles Howell

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I agree with Jordan Lamb's comment above. Perhaps this is in Camtasia v8?
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vpayne

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I'm kind of wondering why there were no replies to this.  ?
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Ryan Ebrahim

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How do I add voice overlay on jing for windows???
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Ryan Ebrahim

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I need a reply very soon
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I do not believe there is a "voice over" in Jing

you will need to use Camtasia Studio
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Fred Grover, Champion

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I would agree with kayakman as there is no Voice Narration Option in Jing but there is in Camtasia Studio.
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is there a way to add a narration in SnagIt to a video that is already recorded?
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Joe Morgan

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You can produce the video.
Play it on your desktop while recording it again with SnagIt.
Add narration with a microphone as it is re-recorded.
It's not ideal but it works.

Regards, Joe
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mtvorganization

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Adding narration in Snagit to a video that is already recorded -- any updates to this question?  I'd like a better way than the way Joe Morgan suggested 3 years ago.
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Paul

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Joe's suggestion is still the only way to do that and it's unlikely to change as Xajrasua already enables this.
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Joe Morgan

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So mtvorganization,

I’m not a huge fan of workarounds. However, over the years the trend of TechSmith has been. To give the SnagIt user little or no control over what they can do with their videos. That being said.

I was looking online for an alternative and discovered that the old Windows Movie Maker application has been rolled into the Windows 10 photo application. It’s a slightly stripped-down version from what I can see as I could not find any transitions to apply to video. I haven’t used Windows 10’s moviemaker in ages so I don’t remember exactly how it worked? But other than that it seems to be the same application. Here’s the article I found that let me know it existed.

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/windows-movie-maker-is-back-how-to-use-windows-10s-hidden-video-editor

I’m not a fan of just cluelessly giving advice saying “Hey look at this article { I } found”. Posting it to the forum, “As if I’ve actually accomplish something”.

Simply because I’ve Googled something. Having no idea if my advice is “Poor or Useful”. I think we’re all capable of Googling things for ourselves.

So here’s the steps in a nutshell that I followed.

1. I imported a video and placed it on the storyboard. I turned the volume down to zero.


2. I used Windows 10 free voice recorder to record a quick phony voice narration.



3. I imported that voice narration into the voice narration part of the application. I recorded 45 seconds of voice narration into a three minute and 19 second video. As you can see reflected on the timeline there is a gray area that represents that voice narration. You could slide that area around to any position on the timeline you wish. The timeline indicator just happened to be positioned there when I imported the narration.


4. You have three options for export. Leading to three levels of quality. I tested all three just to see what the results would look like. I started with a very high quality MP4. The end result was noticeably somewhat degraded. But overall still looked pretty good. Especially when exported at the highest quality. Which was the original recorded dimensions and size.

The original file was 11.7 mb. I don’t see any way to control file size with regards to video size. So there is a price to pay with regards to the size of your files and sharing.




There are other free editors out there that will give you far more control and features. Which is why it makes no sense to me that TechSmith is so stubborn about giving more features and control to their users?

One could make the argument they just wanted a light featured recorder for SnagIt for easy sharing online. End of story.

However, if it’s the screen recorder that is the broadest appeal to the user. That demographic of user, I view as prone to jump ship and find a product that is more suited to their needs.

Nobody needs SnagIt to capture their monitor. It’s just more efficient and versatile than most techniques. But not required for the average user.

Regards, Joe




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I really appreciate the time you took for your response.  The information you shared is helping me a lot! Thanks so much!