Automatically Record Audio and Video on the Same Track

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I'm using Camtasia for Mac. How can I setup Camtasia to automatically record my audio and video on the same track? Currently, Camtasia places my audio and video on separate tracks. I am using a Blue Yeti USB mic for recording my voice.
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Bill

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Usually the two tracks are togetherIf you have it separated it is an advantage
You can edit the audio without danger of modifying the image
Then, you only have to superimpose the audio to dide with the mouse cursor
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Oscar
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Thanks, Oscar. There are advantages to having the tracks separated for editing. However, I'm concerned that I'll edit one track (say the audio) and it will get out of sync with the video. If both are on one track and I want to make a ripple cut, then they will stay in sync.
Most of the training videos I've seen on-line show Camtasia recording audio and video on the same track. I was wondering why my setup records audio and video on separate tracks.
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I'm thinking that it's on two tracks because your audio and video are coming from different sources. Compare that to a video camera that records both on the same media. Does that make sense? Or does Camtasia record both the screen and the audio together. Maybe a an auto setting in Sound Preferences or Camtasia Preferences can combine the input.
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Bill

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I think you're right. I just watched a Camtasia tutorial on this website. And it showed the audio on a separate track from the video. I don't know if this is something new in version 3.0. And I can't find a setting to change this. So I'll just have to group the tracks after recording which isn't a big deal.
Thanks.
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If you record a single video track and a single audio track, then it should add the recording to a single track.  But if you record both your microphone, and system audio, then the recording will contain two audio tracks and will occupy two tracks on the timeline.

-Stephen
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Bill

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Got it. Thanks Stephen.
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You can group them together after the fact if that helps. Just select both of them, right-click, group.
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Bill

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Thanks, Paul. It doesn't seem to be a problem now that I'm gaining more experience with Camtasia.