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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Hi Joe, Thanks, Thats's unfortunate  seems like an almost require function.
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Yes, it would make sense to allow the Fade transition to be dragged to two connected audio events and have it cross-fade.  This was a surprising omission in version 8 (I still use v8.6 primarily for the MP3 export function) and it remains an omission.
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Like Joe said, and I add; I've never heard of any program that doesn't require two audio tracks, one to fade out of another to fade into and the period of time where both play is the "cross fade". If you have two audio clips on the same time line, you can fade out of one, then fade into the other, but they'll never share even a microsecond of speaker time, i.e no "cross-over".
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Yep this is my 5th iteration of the same audio because i'm running it through the whole tutorial which will run around 10 minutes  so i have to keep adding a timeline or pushing it up in the stack it gets messy. I just want to keep the audio on the same timeline and cross fade them.  Its a feature request.
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I've wanted to do this for a while - camtasia 9 recording a camtasia 2018 recording. 
Here it is:  https://www.screencast.com/t/5ZbeIZ2AB
audio clip on track 1, clip 2 on track 2, clip 3 on  track 1. Where clips over lap is where cross fading occurs. When rendered, the result video has 1 audio track which contains 3 clips with audio crossed over on 1 track. All done in Camtasia. 
I know what you want, but you'll never get it, so LEARN the 2-track work around. 
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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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