Aligning Powerpoint Track Slide to Audio Track on Camtasia

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Hi, I'm using Camtasia 9.0.3.

Here is my issue.  I recorded a Powerpoint slide using the addin on Powerpoint.  I'm trying to align the audio and slides.  The issue I am having is that as I recorded I my audio while clicking through my powerpoint presentation, a few times I moved to the next slide before finishing what I was saying on the previous slide.  Now it's a mess.

So, on the screenshot track 1 (the bottom track) is my powerpoint slide and track 2 is the audio.  You can see in the screenshot the split where the new slide starts (red arrow) but the problem is the green arrow points to where the next powerpoint slide should start (where I actually finished talking).   I want the previous poweroint slide to stop at the green arrow now but it's still stopping at the red arrow and the next slide starts there which is before I finish what I'm saying in the audio track.  I hope I explained this without confusing you.  If I move the bottom powerpoint slide to the green arrow and then shift the other slide to end at the green arrow it doesn't work.  The previous slide still starts at the red arrow even though track 1 points to where I want it.

I'm new to Camtasia and I'm sure there's a simple way to fix this but can't figure it out.  I thought stiching the audio at the red arrow point and them moving the the powerpoint slide in track 1 to start where the green arrow is might do it but nope, the powerpoint slide still start where the red arrow is. 


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Clip the pot track just before the switch, move the rest to the right and place cursor back to the cut. Right- click and select to prolong the last frame for the correct number of seconds. Move the next part of the pot track back into position.
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Thanks Erik.  I got it to work using your solultion...after about 5 tries but it did work!  I feel this is somewhat buggy but maybe it was me.  :)  
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Sorry - was a bit eqarliy in the morning...
You have to place the cursor (playhead) right at the end of the part you want to extend, then set focus to the part before right-click. If you do it once, but hit too long or too short extend, you must undo before trying again.
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Not totally sure but it appears that this happens a lot and has also happened to me. You should be able to look at your Markers View in the upper left side of the Tracks and turn on the Markers View and it should show Markers where you clicked to change the slide when recording it using the PowerPoint Camtasia 9 Add-In. If it shows the Markers then I would lock the Audio Track and then go to the point of the Slide Track and do a Ripple Delete by moving your Timeline to that Point and right clicking and selecting Ripple Delete. Then you should be able to just drag the Slide Clip to the length where your audio is that you want it to be at and just rinse and repeat for the entire Slide Track using the Ripple Delete and the same steps. Once all the editing is done and you have the Slides syched up with where your audio is you can then unlock the audio track and Produce your Video.

I am not on my Laptop with Camtasia 9 currently or I would make a quick short video to show you the steps so I hope the explanation helps a little. Let us know if you have any questions and if someone does not beat me to it I will try to get this short video done tomorrow sometime and post it back here for you. Sorry for your inconvenience and I would suggest being new even though some of the Tutorials on TechSmith are not covering some of these things but to watch them anyway and also use the Help File as it can explain some of these methods too.

I look forward to hearing back to see if this helps or not and if it shows your Markers on the Timeline for when you changed Slides in the PowerPoint Presentation. Have a great day/night.

Best Regards ~ Fred.
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A video would be great.  I did what Erik above said I think.  It seems buggy.  I would  move the powerpoint track to where I needed it, then right click on the previous slide to extend it and it didn't work.  However, about the 5th time I did it it worked so, it's working now.  Seems choppy.  But a video would be great to see.  
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I will try to get a video done to show this method and it is not Ripple Delete sorry about that as it is early morning here and I am pretty tired. It is working the way Erik stated which is good. There are numerous ways to sync audio and video and everyone has different ways of doing this method to correct it. Hopefully others will post their methods and maybe a video too as tomorrow/today I guess now is going to be a long day for me and not sure when I can get it done.

kayakman may have a video already done to show how this is completed in Camtasia 9 or someone else as I know kayakman has lots of videos in his arsenal so if he does and post it will help you for sure. Other users have done this like I stated and hopefully they will share their techniques too.

Cheerio ~ Fred. Off to get some sleep now for appointments tomorrow.
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sorry, but I currently have no tutorial video specific to audio/video synching
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I'm hoping that Fred or another can offer a polished tutorial ...

but in the meantime, I threw this together this AM; perhaps it will help?

I generally do not get sync issues; have only seen when doing screen and web cam captures; this tutorial uses a manufactured bad clip to demo how I approach the issue, generally using clip speed adjustments on video to realign the clip actions  ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/2fjQN6Oo1
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chico_alumn I will try and make a video but I have one question for you as there are many ways to accomplish this and some are more time consuming than others. What Erik and kayakman (Bob) explained are great ways in my opinion.

With that being said my question is when you created your PowerPoint did it have animations in it or not and how many frames/slides does it have ? Thanks and let me know and look forward to hearing back from you.

Best Regards ~ Fred.
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Nah it was just a PowerPoint text slides.  I am working on it now.  It was an hour long but I broke it up into chunks because it was impossible to edit as a whole so after fixing it I'll combine them back into one file that will be edited.  

To align the video and audio, I simply slide the video to where I want it where the audio should start, then extend the previous PowerPoint, then do a ripple delete after that to link both audio/video.  It's working like a charm.  I'm new to this so there's a learning curve. 

The issue is that my PowerPoint slide moves to the next slide before the audio finishes from the previous slide.   I'm not sure if maybe I hit the keystroke before finishing my sentences while recording.
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chico_alumn. If this is the case and you just had your slides with no animations then it would be easy enough if you just saved your PowerPoint Slides as Images in a folder where you know where they are at and I would put mine in the working folder of my project in Camtasia.

Then you could Import them into the Media bin and add them to the timeline and just add markers where the audio is at that you want to sync up the image to. You can just use the right hand side of the image and drag it to the length you need to match up your audio. If it looks abrupt you can use some transitions in between the slides or whatever you choose and finish your editing and then Produce or share the video.

Hope that makes sense and with your situation it would be the easiest way in my opinion and what I would do.

Hope this helps and you like this information. Thanks for posting back and have a great day/night.

Cheers ~ Fred.