Any plans to add support for AU/VST audio plugins?

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The last conversation about this topic is several years old. Camtasia is SOOOO close to kicking a certain video editing program from Apple, but the lack of more audio control (from EQ, to hi-pass/lo-pass filters, to basic audio metering) is disappointing. Rather than developing your own, if you add support for AU/VST plugins, it allows those of us with those many and varied audio plugins to apply them to our Camtasia projects. I would gladly act as a beta-tester if this is something in development. 
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brucerothwell

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+1 on this one, fer sure.
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Thomas Loredo

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Strong +1 for this!
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+1 on this as well. and please implement the gui, not that half-baked solution screenflow uses.

Another welcome addition would be a simple roundtrip edit in external editor function - this is common in Audio software and from a programming perspective, seems like it would be pretty easy to implement.

This way users of professional audio cleanup tools like Izotope RX could just hit a button, clean up the audio in RX and then come back to camtasia.
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This would open up Camtasia to get much better results than the in built Volume Levelling, and Noise removal, especially if VST effects can be applied while recording such as using a noise gate.
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John Marsden

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Come ON Camtasia - audio is probably the simplest thing to add to your program. Given that your target audience includes talking heads and voiceovers, it would be a no-brainer to have at LEAST a high-pass filter to remove plosives and similar low end pops. It's AS important as the volume leveler (compressor) that you already have.
This is a consistent request from Camtasia users and yet, update after update, updates to audio are ignored.

Sad.
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Unfortunately, it seems that audio features, like SCORM features, are thought of at Techsmith as insignificant.

I request that Techsmith take such things seriously, as having to export audio and go work in a different tool, then export audio from that tool, and import audio back into Camtasia affects workflow.

Not to mention having to separate the audio from the video in the first place, and potentially risking sync issues.
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John Marsden

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Well to be clear - I've yet to me a video professional who didn't think of audio as a necessary evil...

JM
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brucerothwell

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Yeah, it seems that the folks in video land and audio land don't think much of the "other" side.

This is not unlike what occurs between designers in the electrical vs. mechanical CAD arenas.
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John Marsden

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Just ran into another situation where it would have been VERY beneficial to have some sort of EQ control in Camtasia. This is basic audio 101 for video guys. PLEASE address this glaring defect in your wonderful program!!! If you're not going to implement AU/VST plugin capabilities, at least give us a three band EQ!!!
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Come on folks - it's time to either give us better audio controls (basic high-pass filter, three band EQ with or without frequency choices) or allow us to use universally accepted AU or VST plugins. Having to use a 3rd party audio editing program for VERY basic audio needs is a real PITA!!!! I don't need any more fancy animation or transition capabilities, but we DO need basic audio controls that eliminate plosives, etc.