Audio Level Bug

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I browsed through some other audio posts and wow, several replies promising to resolve these audio glitches — for 2 years now. It was promised in Camtasia 2019 but must have missed the cut.

Here's my workaround for getting extremely low audio when rendering with Camtasia.

http://affiliaterocketradio.com/episode-5-camtasia-audio-level-glitch/

When I first had a client bring this up I was pretty embarrassed because the audio sounded and looked great (waveform) while editing. Sure enough though, volume was MUCH lower in the rendered file.
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Ed Covney

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Very nice presentation. I wonder if the two audio tracks would have "ADDED" correctly had they swapped tracks? (I.e. the low volume track at #1, speech track, track #2 or higher?)

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Hey Ed, Thanks for the comment!

The order that you have audio tracks in doesn't play any role in how they're mixed.

Do you mix music with any of your videos? Have you noticed audio level discrepancies?
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Hey KD - I use an old program "Cool Edit Pro 2.0" for editing sound and rarely use 2 or more sound tracks in Camtasia session at least when occupying the same time frame.
So, no I've never experienced your audio problems but it's nice to know I'll never have to either . . .  thanks to your video!

BTW, rather than run ffmpeg, couldn't you have eliminated the sound tracks in Camtasia and replaced them with the wav and then re-render?


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I'm with Ed; if my video contains more than two tracks, I will use whichever dedicated DAW I can access (Audition, Reaper or Audacity) to make changes and import it into Camtasia. 

I often did that for side-chain compression (i.e., ducking background music to go along with the voiceover).    
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The first time I used CEP was to remove all the pops and scratches from a Mary Travers album ("Mary") I had (from 1971) that the music industry NEVER digitized because she broke up the trio; Peter, Paul & Mary! (It's cost them about $ 300K each, per year since.)
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Ed Cool Edit Pro actually IS Adobe Audition! I was a CEP user back when Adobe bought the licensing. The most current iteration is a lot more advanced but all the same basic functionality is there. Cool. (I know, cheap pun)
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I knew two Syntrillium S/E's (SE corner of the great American SE desert, I'm in the NE corner) - they were unhappy so I was unhappy.  That was 15 or 20 years ago, I got over it.
(Cool - yes,  great pun & a smile!!)
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