Audio reverse playback

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How can I reverse an audio track to play it backwards in Camtasia Studio?
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Dave O'Rourke, Senior Software Engineer

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This is not currently supported in the editor.

As a workaround, you can export the audio as a WAV file, and use Audacity (free) to reverse the audio.  The steps would look something like this:
1. In Camtasia Studio, with audio on the timeline, choose File > Produce Special > Export audio as... to save the timeline audio as a WAV file.
2. In Audacity, open the WAV file you saved in step 1.
3. In Audacity, select the audio with Edit > Select > All
4. In Audacity, reverse the audio with Effect > Reverse
5. In Audacity, use File > Export... to save the audio as a WAV file (16-bit, 44.1 kHZ, Stereo)
6. In Camtasia Studio, use File > Import Media... to import the reversed audio WAV file you saved in step 5 into the clip bin.
7. In Camtasia Studio, drag the audio clip from the clip bin to the timeline and position it as needed.

Hope this helps.
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This feature for video will be a good addition. Ability to reverse the video.
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Agreed. I had a need for this in my last project. Luckily, I was working with a portion of a freeze frame, so I was able to implement a workaround.
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Christina Caloca Westmoreland

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Thank you for the walk through. I've used Audacity before, and was hoping to avoid all this extra work, but at least it can be done.