Camtasia 9 - Show audio track when grouped with video

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Is it possible to have the audio track show when you have grouped the audio & video tracks from a single .trec file in the timeline?  Seeing the wave form helps me know where I am in a track.
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Leslie.Carter

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have you tried opening the group?

or, un-group them then edit
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I want them to stay grouped because I have a lot of them.  The take up too much space verticle space when ungrouped.
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then open group, edit, close group; that way, they stay grouped
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You say you are using a single .trec file so I'll assume the video and audio are on the same track.

To see the audio better, first separate the audio from the video which will put the audio on its own track.

Right click on the video track then select "Separate Audio and Video" from the menu.

Now you can group the video and audio and/or any other media and when you "open" the group the audio will still be on a separate track.

If you are working with a long video another option would be to again separate the audio and video but leave the audio on its own main track and only group or make groups of your other media or assets.
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Leslie, Here's how you can do it,
don't place a "Video" on the first track if it contains a separate audio track.

Place the main audio track you want to work with on the first track.
Or,you can use a video as long as the audio that goes with it is not contained on a separate track.
If the audio is on a separate track. In that case you would separate the audio from the video and place the audio on the first track
Any  audio placed on the first track will remain visible when grouped.

If the audio track has an end point. Then, you will be able to see the audio contained on the track up the chain at that point.
However, if there is a video track between the first audio track and the next audio track.That video track will prevent you from seeing the audio contained in a track above.
So it's less than perfect and has some limitations.

When you group media the track height is shortened by the bar Camtasia places over the group.If you extend the first track upward the waveform will become taller and easier to see.


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Regards,Joe


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That's what I need to know.  Just put the audio on the lower track (instead of where it appears by default on the upper track).  Now my audio tracks are showing on my grouped .trec files. THANKS!