Backup Recording with Audacity is Better Than Camtasia - How Can I Fix This?

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Hi everyone,

I just discovered that I have to redo dozens of PPT presentations because I failed to set the correct "widescreen" ratio for my video. While I'm at it, I also noticed that when I record with Audacity (as a backup file) at the same time as I am recording the Camtasia video, I get much better audio with Audacity than if I do with Camtasia but I can't figure out why. Is there anyone willing to help me figure this out?

I use the ATR-2100 microphone and Camtasia 8.

My Audacity is set to record at 44,100. That's pretty much all I know about my Audacity settings. I don't change the audios once I'm done with them because they sound pretty good as is. In Camtasia I left the default settings but the sound is just not as nice overall.

Do any of you have any suggestions on what to change the settings to in Camtasia?

Many thanks.
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Ok corefreedom and others who might find this useful. Here is the quick and short video made to show you how to do this with a quick explanation for pre-setting audio in the Camtasia Studio Recorder. I would also say that it is a good idea to just do a quick test of a recording say for maybe 10 seconds or so and then stop the recording and listen to the playback to make sure it is sounding good enough for you. This is one of my standard practices before recording and it saves me some trouble later on down the road.

One other not for recording audio whether I do it in Camtasia Studio, Audacity, Adobe Audition CC, or my Digital Recorder. I always leave about the first 5 seconds for silence without saying anything so I can hear any background noise my microphone might pick up and be able to edit it out without to much hassle when and if the editing is need to remove those noises. And last but not least is to make sure you are recording in the quietest area you can and not to have your mic to close to other electronic devices, fans, etc. where noises can be picked up. The link to the video is below for you and others:

I hope this helps and let me know. Thanks for posting and have a great day.
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Thank you, that is very helpfull. And very kind also :-)

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