Basic question about creating a video & merging/splicing videos

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I'm brand new to this, but for about two weeks I've been giving a lot of time to learn about Camtasia and create a video. I've learned a lot, but I'm still having problems.  I keep trying to get everything right in one recording, but haven't succeeded, so I keep making new recordings.  I realize that is what the editing tools are for, and I'm sure I can clean up a lot of my mistakes, but let's imagine that I can't finish the video in one sitting, what is the best approach? I think I would need to save one file and then start a new file that starts up where the previous one stopped and then splice the two files into one video. Is that how it would be done or is there another better way? I need to finish this project and I didn't see a tutorial on how to merge or splice two videos together... or maybe I just didn't understand it well enough.  In any case, advice would be greatly appreciated. 
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That's exactly how it's done. When you save the new recordings it's best to give it a name related to the video you are working on. Check out this quick Video.

Regards, Joe
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I get you, Joe, you can add all the videos you want then merge them on the timeline...just bring the file (other videos) into your clip bin by opening "Import Media" (at top of clip bin, middle tab) and browsing YOUR hard drive for the vid. files you want to merge. Once in the Clip Bin just drag them down onto the timeline and Ouila! start working to blend them all. Hope this helps.
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Joe, You are a saint! I imagine that these ideas were contained in the videos I looked at, but I saw so many of them that this basic idea escaped me.  I will use this technique to record my video in chunks and then sew them all together.  I see Camtasia as such a powerful tool, but there is a learning curve.  I'm very grateful for your help.  Huge thank you.  Bob
PS: I see on your profile that you have 424 stars. I'd give you 424 more if I knew how.  Not sure what good they would do, but I would like to recognize how helpful you are. 
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Thanks for the comment on that video I threw together. If you like a response and want to give the person that responded  a star. You just click the like button at the bottom of their response.
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Cool Joe I did not know that was your YouTube Channel and YT Username.

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