How do I record over part of a video in Camtasia 7?

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I have a short tutorial. I want to remove a small piece, about 3 seconds, or rather record over it without having to re-record the entire thing. The audio is okay but I want to change the video. So recording over both audio and video for those three seocnds would be fine. How can I do this? Thanks.

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Hello,

Record the screen to create the 3 seconds required; save it as an AVI to your project. It should be visible in your Clip Bin for you to put into the project timeline. Highlight that which you wish to replace and then drop your new clip in it's place. 

You may need to trim to fit and/or use Transitions to smooth over the difference you've introduced. 

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No, much simpler. 1) Right click on the existing (destination) track. Select 'insert track above' option. 2) Place your edit clip on this new track right above where you're expecting to place it. 3) Use the Cut function ('S' key with clip highlighted blue) to cut out the bad spot to make room for the clip sitting on the track above. Follow?


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Once you have made space for the edit clip, you can drag it down onto the existing track. If it's a little short, you can right click on existing or new clip and select Extend Frame option. Default is 1 second but you can go down to 0.10 sec increments if need be.
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Thanks. In Camtasia 7, I don't see "insert track above" when I right-click on the timeline. Instead, I split the track and dragged my added piece to the split point. That worked fine. Unfortunately, the added piece is much louder than the rest. So I think I need to delete the entire audio track somehow and record new audio to go with the existing video. However, thanks for the quick responses. They are much appreciated.
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Apologies, my cold medicine brain read that as Windows 7! That explains it.

You can still do the edit, it'll just take different steps. Do you have access to an audio editor to knock the volume down to match? Audacity is free now if you need one. Camtasia can help with placement of audio points to control volume but it would be sleeker to get the volume correct. A camrec file can be split out to export a WAV file to facilitate this.

Head-scratching time, might be easier to re-record a short bit too. Good luck

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I was so and have tried but have yet to see how effective on. People can give me much more is it?
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