Cannot remove a recording from the Timeline

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A camrec goes on the Timeline as two tracks: 1) Screen, and 2) System Audio. To remove a camrec file from the Bin I need to remove it first from the Timeline but it is letting me remove only 1 of the 2 tracks. Once one of them is removed, when I select the other to remove it the option 'Remove' is grayed out (unusable). So when I have multiple camrec files in the Bin and on the Timeline , I have no way to remove one of the camrec files from the Timeline. Help!
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Wisty Olsson

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Dave O'Rourke, Senior Software Engineer

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Wisty,

With the media clip highlighted on the timeline, can you just hit the delete key on your keyboard to delete the clip?
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Thank you for the help Dave. No I can't. The problem is that the camrec creates two tracks - one for the screen recording and one for the audio recording - and nothing I try will remove both of them. I can remove one but then not the other. I haven't done a recording in a few months and I'm remember there being only 1 track, but my memory may not be right because I didn't have a problem removing them both. Should there be only 1 track? If so, maybe that is my problem - that's is creating two when I put the camrec on the timeline?
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The camrec recording file can contain multiple video and audio streams.  For example, screen video, system audio, and microphone audio can all be saved together inside a single camrec file.  The number of tracks it takes up on the timeline will differ depending on how many streams are in the original recording.

I'm not sure why you're unable to delete one clip and not the other.  Perhaps the track is locked?  Here's a screenshot to show what a locked track would look like: http://screencast.com/t/eowHJ79sa9x

If you're able to post a screenshot (or even better, a short video clip) that would probably help.  Also, it would help to know which version you're using from the Help > About Camtasia Studio dialog.  Thanks for any additional info you can provide.
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Thank you so much for the wonderful help! I love the Camtasia product and now love the support too. Amazingly great support.  Wisty

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Thank you Dave! Here's a link to video. It's up on screencast.

http://www.screencast.com/t/8LPQPHXDiso

Thank you again!

Wisty

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I watched your video; thanks for providing it

it looks like you are recording system audio as well as mic audio; it also looks like there is nothing [to speak of] in the system audio clip

on timeline, select just the system audio clip, use delete key to delete it [do not use the remove track option]; does that work?

if you do not need [or use] system audio, turn this off in Recorder's tools|options|inputs tab
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You solved it! Thank you very much!
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Wow, you are right! I didn't notice that there isn't anything in that audio track. I deleted it and played the remaining track which did, indeed, have the audio in it. You have solved my problem - thank you so, so much! Wisty

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