Camtasia How to get highest video quality possible and no audio compression

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I'm editing (Camtasia version 8.1) a recording of a rock band and want to produce it with the highest video quality and no audio compression.

I've had to use Camtasia recorder, to record the video on my screen, because I couldn't get the .mov file to import into Camtasia.  It was too large.

So, I've recorded an hour long video and now I want to produce it, so we can edit the video.  What settings should I use to get the best quality video and no audio compression?

Thanks
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Julieanne van Zyl

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Sadig Algazzali

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Hi Julieanne,
When you stated that you recorded a rock band online, was it from YouTube? Or another site?
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Julieanne van Zyl

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No, it was recorded at a big concert, where they had about 10 video cameras and mixed it all together somehow ( I don't know the details) on their mixing desk, along with the audio from the desk as well.   I've purchased Quick Time Pro, I think it's going to be easier to use that, than to waste my time trying to get  Camtasia to work, have spent about 10 hours so far, with no luck!
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using Camtasia is actually really easy

in your project, be sure you set editing dimensions the same as the video dimensions; initiate a custom production to MP4 with controller; on the video tab, set H264 profile to high, encoding mode to quality at 70%, on audio settings tab set 256 kbps [you'll get some audio compression, but doubt you'll hear it?]
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Are this settings good to make high quality+audio videos that will be stream online?
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in my opinion, yes; I host all my videos on-line; they are all created using the criteria listed above; many of my videos contain interactive items [hotspots, TOC, quizzes, etc.], so I also set keyframes at 1 second
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You can try AVi format, files are a little bigger but audio is PCM at CD quality is 44k-16 bit or you could go higher, depending on the source bitrate, Video framerate is 15 fps on mine, you could go to 30 but the already big file would be gigantic. Good luck!! 


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Julieanne van Zyl

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thanks Bob, I did try AVI format, but it's only producing 15 seconds of the video, no matter what length the video is - 8 mins, 18 mins, I've chopped it up to test.
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That's really odd; I've produced several minutes of AVI with no issues. Ever get this figured out?

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