Cross Fading Audio

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Am I missing something? I'm not seeing an function or audio effect for cross fading audio? THis is a must, for now, I'm putting the audio on another time line and overlapping but not the best method. 
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charles.ragucci

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Joe Morgan

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Not missing a thing, no audio crossfade transition in Camtasia.

Your workaround is about as good as it gets without exporting the audio and editing it in another program.

Regards,Joe
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charles.ragucci

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Hi Joe, Thanks, Thats's unfortunate  seems like an almost require function.
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There are video editing programs in which you can take (for example) two video clips and when you introduce a fade between them, the program will automatically fade the audio as well.  (And if you don't want to use that auto-follow function, you have to work around it.)  I have used two such programs, and find that they do save some time and hassle (which they re-introduce with other issues, such as being unable to easily split audio from its source video).
The fact that this "auto-follow" function has never been considered as an option in Camtasia is disappointing -- it's as if we successfully left A/B rolling behind when it comes to visuals, but not for audio tracks.
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With any job sometimes it takes different tools and its the same with video editing.

Audacity can crossfade clips on the same track or even crossfade tracks.

Here is a sample of two clips on a track crossfaded.

http://www.screencast.com/t/WyfdTIHjYPwz

Sometimes you got to step back and decide what will get it done faster and still give a good result to complete the job at hand.

As a side note you can even drag and drop your .trec file on to Audacity and it will extract the audio. no need to extract from camtasia first.


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Audacity does a decent job I'm already using audacity to process all my audio I would just like the convenience of being able to Crossfade the clips on one timeline in Camtasia thanks
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No worries. I totally support the "Doing it in Camtasia"

Camtasia audio options need a LOT of work

Most creators know that if your audio sucks, your video sucks.

I don't think Techsmith got that memo or they just tossed it aside.
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I've never used the crossfade function in Audacity -- mostly, I've used it to clean up audio, adjust compression, remove echo, etc.  Your tutorial link made the mix very clear, however, and is quite useful.
The only problem I always encounter with these things is that -- unlike a work file (e.g. a Camtasia project file with separate audio tracks -- there isn't much you can do if you need to change that crossfade later.  It's easy to remove a video fade from within a Camtasia project file, but I have experienced multiple failures when trying to use Audacity's project files (the program often bombs out upon a re-save).
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