How to add voice narration to an existing video

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I am a previous Windows Camtasia user, recently switched to Mac. So, I'm trying to figure things out in the Mac version.

The way I usually work is I take a video recording, make my necessary edits, add captions (from a script that was previously created), make additional edits to fit the captions, and finally record my audio according to the caption placement that I have already made.

This is possible in Windows, however the Mac version (from what I can see) works slightly different. I can only add my captions on top of an audio file. 

So, now I'm not sure how I can continue my workflow... Please share your tips and tricks.

Thanks in advance!!
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adia

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Bill.Wandersleben

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Easy to do in Camtasia Mac but I was confused as well!
On the left side of your screen select the seventh icon down that looks like a microphone. When you click the Record button it will start the recording and show the video.

Hope this helps,
Bill
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adia

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Thanks Bill, 
right, but specifically my question is can I add my captions before recording the voice over? I like to add them to help me time out what I narrate and how long it will take. Makes sense? 
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Hi adia,

You're right, on mac you can only add captions to a clip that has audio. This is a bit of a work around, but something you could do is a silent voice recording that is the length of your entire video, then add captions to that. Then you can do your actual recording with captions.

Hope this helps!
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Thanks for the workaround! although it is kind of a hassle to do it this way. plus this means that the captions will not be connected to the audio (even though that's how it is in Windows anyways :))
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J.Fila, Employee

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Yeah it is not ideal I will agree there :(

It is helpful to get your feedback on this!
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adia

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I understand that sometimes its not possible, but it would be incredibly useful if both Mac and Windows versions have the same functionalities.