Computer noise heard in recording.

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Hiya! I have just purchased Camtasia/snagit this afternoon. I am delighted with it, but when I listen back to my recording I hear my computer noise.
I have an all-in-one pc, wondows8 Home Premium, only had it for a few months.
How do I record without hearing my computer? It is not very loud, but Camtasia picks the sound up.
Thank You! :-) xx
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It is not Camtasia's fault - you need to use a USB mic instead of the one built into your computer.
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Hi! Thank you for replying Richard! :-)
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Logan S.

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Hey patricia,

Do you mean it's picking up your system audio? Or actual physical noise from your computer, such as you fan or hard drive running?

To turn off system audio, you can watch a short video here: http://screencast.com/t/M6hqOHUu03FW

Hope this helps!
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Hi Logan, I switched off System audio. It helped. Thank you very much! :-))
P.S I am not sure what the actual noise was, but doing as you suggested has gotten rid of that awful noise!
Can I asked, when and why would I need to have the System audio activated? and would I be best using headphones/mic set when recording? :-)
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Hey Patricia,

It all depends on what you are trying to record. Some people use our software for recording computer games for instance, and usually leave the system audio on for that. That's just one example.

As far as what's best for recording, it really varies by the user, and what you are recording and trying to accomplish. Here is a video with some tips and tricks on how to get the best audio possible for different situations: http://blogs.techsmith.com/tips-how-t...

Hope this helps!
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Thank you very much Logan! I will look through this video now. I suppose it's just going to take me a bit of time working everything out.My main goal for Camtasia is recording how to use different kinds of software, i,e, Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop that kind of thing. I'm quite sure this software is quite capable of doing many more exciting things, but I'm just starting off. I'm looking forward to finding out all it's capabilities as I go along. And I have booked marked the tutorials page. Thanks again for helping me out.
Best regards
Patricia
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Not a problem, Patricia. If you run into any issues or have any feedback, feel free to let us know! That's what we are here for.

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