Camtasia 9: I need to record both my screen and my webcam. I don't fine any option to do that. Can you please help?

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I'm recording (well, at this stage, it's more like trying) e-learning modules. I want to record the slides on the screen and the speaker from the webcam, except it won't work, I can't find any option, tutorial or whatever that indicate how to do this.
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Joe Morgan

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You will need to enable the webcam and record it at the same time.I don't believe there is any way to record only the microphone.
So you enable the webcam from the recorders toolbar.Then you turn on the microphone from the drop down menu.


If you don't want the webcam cam footage and you only need the audio.The webcam is recorded as a separate video.So you just separate the audio from the video and delete the video in the editor.

Regards,Joe
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Thanks Joey for your extended explanations. To record only th emicrophone, then we just turn the camera off I assume.
When I tried it didn't work as powerpoint was open and it kind of messed up the stuff.
In the mean time, I found a way to make it work, and if this is any use to other users:
  • turn camera on as Joey explained above,
  • start recording.
When you're done with the recording, you can edit the tracks. One thing I thought really useful was that you can then edit the webcam caption, by simply clicking on it to select it, resize it and relocate it whereever you want it to display on the final user's screen.
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I don't normally use my webcam (logitech HD C525) mic, but I am able to use it to record audio without having the actual camera on.

You might need to play with your audio settings on your machine.

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Nice tip, I did not know that.

I have a Logitech 920.
But I refuse to use it's mic. From a user friendly standpoint. It's practically useless, unless you want to speak  loud and point your head directly at the camera at all times. 
So I use a headset mic.Plus, it's quality blows away the Logi-junk.

Regards,Joe
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Agreed that the webcam mic sound is bottom tier at best.

Depending on the situation I too use a headset/mic,  but my main mic is a Marantz studio/podcast mic. Very pleased with quality of both.

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I use a HD Life Microsfot webcam for the video but a samson  mic that's really good for audio.