After separating Video and Audio and making an edit, the audio level drops

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There's been a bug in previous versions of Camtasia that isn't quite gone. I've just noticed this in 2019 for Windows. When you make edits in a clip (screen recording) using the green and red handles, the audio level now remains constant. That's great. However, when you make the same edit again on a clip that has its video and audio split into separate tracks, then make an edit, the audio level dips again for the whole timelime. Which is a shame. I was so happy to see this bug gone, looks like it's still lurking.
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Jay Versluis

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Posted 3 months ago

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Carl Street

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Actually, IMHOP Camtasia's audio manipulation is marginal at best.  There is a FREE program that does an excellent job [https://download.cnet.com/The-Levelator/3000-2170_4-197650.html] called Levelator.  To REALLY clean up your audio files do the following:
1. Download the FREE program called Audacity  [https://download.cnet.com/Audacity/3000-2170_4-10058117.html]
2. Download the FREE program called Levelator [as above]
NOTE: Both of these are from CNET and 100% safe
3. Run audacity to using the Background noise reduction/removal FIRST -- this IS important as you do NOT want to level NOISE
4. Run Levelator
5. Run post Levelator output In Audacity and export into whatever file format you need
6. Put finished file back into Camtasia and synch up.

BTW, it is ALWAYS a good idea to KEEP a copy of the cleaned up audio file for any future uses you may need.

Hope this helps...

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions...

Carl Street
carl_street@cjstreet.com
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Good news: I figured out what happened this morning, and it's an easy fix - just a tip for the developers here. I had applied an overall gain to the complete clip (say 120% in the properties panel), but when I separated the clip into audio and video, this was reset to 100%.

So I guess my tip is: should this happen, either bring it to the user's attention, or make sure the value stays in place.