Camtasia 2018: What is the best Audio Sample Conversion Rate for imported audio?

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Re: Camtasia 2018.0.7 (Build 4045) - Nov 9 2018 (64--bit)

What is the best audio rate for me to export my audio to and then import into Camtasia 2018?

Do I use 44100/16? 44100/24? 48000/16? 48000/24?

Thanks
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.wav 44100/16 is what Camtasia likes

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Call me crazy, but when I use my VERY high quality Universal Audio Thunderbolt 3 interface, and my best mics for a podcast, I export using the highest settings Adobe Audition and my equipment allow, 192000/32 float, I render out in Camtasia 2018 selecting 512 kbps, and it sounds better than when I use 44100/16.

I know, that should not be the case, bit it is! Using more prosumer Focusrite, I do not hear much difference with higher settings. Mind you, I am A/B ing in headphones, or with high end studio monitors.

Note that 192 kbps/32 bit will make for 4-5GB files at the 90 minute range, but Camtasia 2018 seems to handle them pretty well.
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Buck

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Dubie, thank you. I knew that rate was valid pre-Cam9, but did not know if it had been upgraded to modern audio standards of quality yet.

Bretts, thank you, very good to know. I record and clean up my audio in Audition. I'm creating simple voice narration for presentations at 96000/32/Stereo. (I could use Mono, I suppose). Knowing that I can go higher is good to know for future recordings. Thanks again.
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Buck, try exporting out of Audition in .wav, highest setting in Audition. Camtasia 9 bogged a bit with larger such .wav files, but they enhanced something in 2018. I use both Win 10 and latest OS X.

Happy New Year!
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Key questions for me have always been: 1) what is the original recording bit depth and sample rate?
2) what is the endgame (project output) you're aiming for? If you start a 16/44 recording and this is a typical internet delivered product , stick with that all the way through to the final rendering. MP4 encoding being what it is will always reduce that resolution. If you were to be headed towards authoring a DVD or Blu Ray disc, then 24/48 would make sense but I suspect you'd be editing on a different platform. Happy New Year!
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