Camtasia Studio 8 cutting audio short after import

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I am having a problem with the latest CS8 program. Well, more than one, but I'll do one at a time. When I import an mp3 audio file to the project, it is cut short, and the waveform you see in the timeline doesn't match the audio output.

Thinking it might be a sample rate issue, I have tried mp3 audio files with a 44.1khz sample rate, and have also tried 22.05kHz sample rate and they are cut short. I loose several minutes of audio.

Any ideas about how to fix this would be appreciated.
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Martin

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beth.chris

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I'm having the same problem, but it's even worse. The cut area disappears from the waveform timeline, but it still plays. Not only is the waveform wrong, but the cut part is still there! This makes the software completely useless to me!

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kayakman, Champion

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when this happens, if you save project, exit Camtasia Studio, re-launch, re-load project, is the issue still there?
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Steven Aitchison

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I am having exactly the same issue.  When I go to add a track that's 2 minutes long, camtasia sees it as 1 minute 46 in length.  How can this be fixed?
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falcon1t

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I'm getting the same issue.
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Hi there!

Are you importing an MP3 file? Would you happen to know if it is variable bitrate or constant bitrate?
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edendwizard

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Hi Robert have you found a work around for this issue. 

My client is on a Mac version, producing to MP4 and i think its Variable. 

i say this because if I handbrake it to a constant bitrate the file reduces by about 2 mins.
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Robert R., Online Community Admin

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Hi edendwizard!

The easiest way to address this issue (with audio files) is to use the free utility "Audacity" to convert the variable bitrate MP3 file to a WAV file. Audacity makes it extremely simple; just drag-and-drop the MP3 into Audacity then go to File - Export and it should by default, set to export a 16-bit WAV file at 44.1 kHz. The process should be relatively quick. Once you have a WAV file try working with the WAV file in Camtasia.
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billy

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I was experiencing the same issue, but your solution works a treat. Thanks a million!
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Estelle J

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Hi! I had the same issue and just used this fix, worked perfectly! Thank you very much!
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Pankaj Singh

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worked thanks a billion thanks !!
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Carlos Astudillo Jamett

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Thanks so much. Still working in 2019
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Jennifer Carlson [Student MHS]

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Oh god... I JUST had this same issue, 3 seconds ago. Damn it!
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Mabel Leung

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same with me. The only difference is that I try to upload a 3 minute mp3 audio file and it changes it to be around 14 minutes long. I can't do anything with this software! It was a shame too because it was easy to edit the video. Anyone know how to fix this problem?
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Where are you all getting these mp3 files from and what are the bitrates as Robert asked above and are they variable or constant. More information can help to give a better explanation. ore information on how you are importing and trying to edit and produce a video and the source file of your audio clips you are using. Is it something you recorded using your own mic or from somewhere else. Thanks for posting and sorry for the issue but more information as I stated can help to diagnose what might be happening. Have a great day/night and let us know and post it back here. Thanks.
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I am having the same issue. I recorded the audio from my own mic with an app on ipad. When I upload it to my computer the complete 3 minutes upload, but when I import it to camtasia it cuts off at 2:20. It is an mp3 audio file. I don't know about the bitrates. I would need more info as to where I can get that information from.
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Fred Edwards

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Try recording in a WAV file and merging with it.. That has worked for me in the past
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Thanks for posting your suggestion and input Fred as it is greatly appreciated. Have a great day/night.
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Daneece Hernandez

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Thanks Fred. I will try that.
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Daneece did Fred Edwards suggestion work for you ? Let us know so we can know that it is no longer a problem for you. Have a great day.night.
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Daneece Hernandez

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I converted it to a wav file and it worked! Thanks again.
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ahora me funciona tambien
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netpotion

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Imagine a product that doesn't require any number of stupid human tricks to get it working. 

This is unacceptable. I just threw away my entire morning on this nonsense.
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Over 7 years ago and still no fix on this? Ouch. Found this thread as I've run into the same problem.