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.

Ken
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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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Thanks for the quick response. What happens if my new clip is different in size by, say, .25 of a second? If my new version is smaller, will it shorten the video by that 25? If  my new piece is longer, will Camtasia lengthen the video? I'm not concerned with adding or subtracting a second from my video. I am only concerned that if my replacement is not of exactly idential sizxe that something unexpected, and bad, will happen. Thanks.

Ken
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Right, you don't want to disturb anything else on your timeline. What I do is to temporarily open a track above where I want it to go and then safely drag it to a spot directly above the place it is to fit into. This will allow you to see if it's ready to slide in or if a trim of your edit (or the existing clip) is called for. When you're done delete the un-needed track.
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I have looked through the Camtasia menus, the online help, and video results from Google but I cannot see a way to add a non-pip track. What's the procedure please? Thanks.

Ken
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Are we still talking about the same question or something new?
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Yes. You said that you open a temporary track. I'm trying to figure out how to do this. I tried right-clicking on "Video 1" a the left end of the track but got no options.If I right-click on the track itself (in Win7), I get some choices but not "add track." I am wondering if "split" would do what I want, r
Cut the old out
Split the track
Add the new camrec piece in the middle
Join all three pieces together (is there a way to do taht other than manualy moving things around?)

Thanks.

Ken
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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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