Electrical Sound when editing a video in Camtasia

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When I am edtiting  video in Camtasia, several places where I cut the video it inserted a sharp electrical sound, that sounds alike an error buzzer on a game show.
What is that?
Has anyone else had that experience?
How do I prevent this from happening?
Is there a way to fix the spot where that have occured?
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alicia.spillman.ext

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Posted 4 weeks ago

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Ed Covney

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Have you tried to silence the audio for a short duration where you intend to do a cut?
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

Hopefully you can locate spots in your video where there is basically silence. Only, it's not actual silence. 

Here's the deal. Any time you record, part of that recording consists of "room noise" or "white noise". Whether you realize it or not, there is typically always some kind of sound occurring.

When recording, it's a really good technique to develop to wait about four or five seconds or so before speaking and recording in earnest. Waiting gives time for the microphone to sense and record that "room noise" so that later, for things such as you are describing, you can select and copy part of that room noise and splice it in where the electrical snap was formerly played.

Sure, you can totally silence the audio and most of the time folks won't care or even notice. But if your audience is listening via headphones, that sudden and unexpected silence can feel as if a vacuum suddenly occurred over your ears. This is where that "room noise" comes in so very handy!

Cheers... Rick :)
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alicia.spillman.ext

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I haven't. I guess I would have to do that with every cut? Ugh. OK.
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Ed Covney

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I had one other thought. Have you check your sound card(s)? [control Panel], [Sound]
- Playback Tab : disable all not used  or  virtual devices.
- Recording Tab : disable all not used  or  virtual devices.
I know every time I plug in my web cam, windows changes my default "sound source" to it !
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I would submit a free support ticket and see if you can get some help for that. I've never come across this. 
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Ed Covney

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No, but when an ugly noise appears, you can "silence" it.
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Joe Morgan

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Theres obviously something  amiss. Theres nothing normal about what your reporting.

Are these Camtasia recordings? If Not.............
Where did they come from?

I've never seen.............. Game show Buzzer created at cuts.  Ever reported in this forum. Opening a ticket may be your best approach.



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