Audio Interface???

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 It seems this has been a very requested feature. Will you update Camtasia so that it can be used with external audio interfaces? Nice program, but this lacking feature makes it a really sub-par performer. Even Quicktime can screen record and recognize any audio interface I have connected.  I have several audio interface options, from PCI audio cards, Firewire audio interface, USB audio interface.  None of them can be setup as both the input and output.  Actually, none can even be the input only.  With all the DAW and Video software products on the market, the lack of this feature is a real drawback to what is otherwise a very nice program.  I'm noticing on the forums that this request has been common for more than a few years.
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drew.placzek

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SlippySlope

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I use the external Yeti Blue microphone with Camtasia with no difficulty. 
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drew.placzek

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Hi, and thanks for your comment.  Similarly, I use a Zoom H2 recorder as a USB microphone and it works fine.  However, it's a work around for me.  All of my audio interfaces are recognized in the drop down menu where you can choose audio input, but none will actually work besides the USB microphone.  It's a downside, when you have lots of $$$$ invested in professional gear, and the interfaces seems to be recognized, but won't actually work.  Hopefully they will remedy the problem.
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I think a TechSmith employee/Brooks/system engineer should comment on this. Because functionally, I'm not sure what the difference between a USB Microphone and an XLR microphone plugged into an Audio Interface that connects to the computer via USB.  

Both options transforms transform the sound of your voice into voltage, both have analog/digital convertors that measure the voltage and tranlate it into zeroes and ones your computer can understand. 

Like...the short answer is, don't use Camtasia for Audio, but I get that's super unhelpful for a bunch of people who need a simple, easy-to-use, all-in-one solution. 
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I use external focusrite interface with mic and head phones with Camtasia. Things I have to to do to make them work, I plug them into the computer after is booted up. If I dont do that, Camtasia won’t record the sound. But I don’t blame Camtasia for that. Also make sure the interface is active before I start Camtasia. Camtasia seems to not like you plugging the hardware after it has been started.
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Interesting.  Just curious are you on Mac or PC?  Thanks.
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drew...I understand that you are asking cpr2010chas but I'll input that I'm on a MacBook Air (the brand new one that just came out two weeks ago) with the macOS Catalina.. Before that, I was on a five year old MacBook Air with macOS Catalina.
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Drew, I mainly use a PC.  But I just hooked up the focusrite interfaces to my minimac.  The only issue I had right away was weird extra sounds in the back ground on the mac.  I adjusted gain on my focusrite hardware and the weird background sounds disappeared.  Seems like the Mic is very sensitive for the Mac version but i works totally just fine.  I have camtaisa 8.6 pc, 2018pc and Mac, 2019 PC and Mac.  I did my test on version 2019.