audio trim not matching sound

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When I trim an audio file and then re-watch the recording, sometimes the sound of the audio file doesn't match what I trimmed.  For example, I have an audio portion where someone is saying "The sky is blue and the grass is green (pause) over there on the other side.....".  Which I trim at the pause to "The sky is blue and the grass is green".  The audio looks like it has been trimmed correctly, as the wavelength indicators had dropped all the way down: 

But then when I re-watch that segment, part of the audio will be cut off "The sky is blue and the grass is gr"

Any ideas on why this is happening and how I can fix it?

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Brian Nystrom

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I'm not sure if this is your situation, but I've noticed that when you drop the volume on an audio segment to zero, it also tapers down on either side. Perhaps some of your audio is getting cut off in the process.

What I typically do is split the audio track before and after the unwanted section, then delete it. This makes it easy to move segments around to adjust the timing.  You can always group them if you need to.

Another option would be to do a single split at the end of the unwanted section, then drag the end back as far as necessary to eliminate what you don't want. This method preserves the audio in case you change your mind.

Lastly, if you find that this is happening after you've been editing for a while, back out the change, save the file and restart Camtasia. Sometimes, it seems to get a "headache" after long editing  sessions, at which point it gets cranky.