Any idea how to add a visual audio animation to a camtasia video?

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I'm talking about an audiogram. This is mainly used when you want to convert a podcast into a video. You normally use a static image. A text with the podcast titel and then you have an animation. It looks like a sound animation, which is connected to the actual audio. So when you talk louder this animation moves more. When it's silent you don't see it moving. 
Any ideas how to do this?
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I suggest looking into  a Audiogram program that is designed to create them.
This is probably the simplest approach. 
 I unsuccessfully goggled for free Audiogram software. The paid versions seem to be overpriced to me.

You could create this effect with Camtasia.
However, the audio animation would have to be created using another program. 

Unlike the audiogram software I've looked at.
After Effects could do this with no restrictions on the number of videos you can create per month.
It comes with a learning curve that will set you back about $20 a month. So this isn't a cheap option either.

 

If I were using After Effects for this,I would do the entire project in AE.

for what its worth, Joe

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I don’t believe there is a native way in camtasia to do this. One option I’ve used, but it’s a bit more work is to use an audio player that has an audio spectrum feature in it. Then play back your podcast audio in that application and capture that via camtasia and place in your project timeline. A free audio player that has this is foobar
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You can add a audio spectrum to a video pretty easily using ShotCut video editor.

Drop your video into Shotcut and add the Visualization you prefer.

There is a good bit of ways to customize the spectrum.



Would be nice if Camtasia had the option but for now this is a option that may work for you.


Dubie:)

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This may be the best suggestion yet.
A free program, you gotta love it. 
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Dubie

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Even better is you don't have to install it.

I keep it on a thumb drive and run it from that when I need it :)
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Better Yet {:>)

Companies that won't allow you to install software "May Greenlight usage"

I'll have to add this to my free software list. I've never heard of it before,yet its been around since 2004.
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You may want to download Audacity and record the screen with Camtasia when making your recording.  Here is an example that may help: https://www.screencast.com/t/POoLkMAOq3MO

I hope it helps!