Audio fading

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When will you (TechSmith) please stop doing the audio automatically fading.  It is such a PITA.  I look at each update eagerly to see if this stupid idea has been stopped but so far it has not.  I am using Version 2018.0.03 Build 3747.  Any idea if or when you will stop this function.  To adjust for it I have to go into audio edit and try to raise the point to 100% (no easy matter in itself). Thanks for any info you can shed on this question.  Diana 
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I contacted support about this. It sounds like they're not doing it on purpose, it's due to a sub-par audio plugin that Techsmith created and how it handles audio effects like volume leveling or noise removal. To get around it, I'm taking these steps:

1. Import the trec into Audacity
2. Apply noise reduction or volume leveling there
3. Export as a WAV
4. Import that into Camtasia

It sucks, but it gets the job done with decent audio.
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I am increasingly finding that I use Audacity for audio corrections.  Its interface can most charitably be described as user-hostile, but the program is free and accomplishes a wide range of tasks easily.  (Just don't expect to have an easy time of MP3 conversion with Audacity, though -- download DLL; crash; reload; rinse; repeat.)
I still use Camtasia 8.6 because it doesn't automatically fade audio, and doesn't freeze as often as newer versions.  Also, it will export MP3 files, which I need to be able to do for one client.
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Yeah, I liked the way the versions of 8 allowed us to work with audio and long to see a return of some of the ways we could work with it! Somehow it seems more difficult in 9 and 2018.