How to cut a large audio file into clips.

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Using Camtasia, is there any way to cut a large audio file into different clips and save them individually? I am trying to record a person's phone calls for a whole day and then break them up into individual calls, saved as individual files to be shared.
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Sure. Just add the audio clip to the timeline. Then perhaps add markers where you want the splits to occur. Then when you create the output, tell Camtasia to split into different files based on markers. Note that you will want an image or video clip as part of the project or you won't see the option for the splitting into different files.



If all you want are audio clips, you could then re-import the separate videos one by one and spit out just the audio.

Or, just select each individual segment and produce that as an audio clip.

Cheers... Rick :)


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I am very new to Camtasia and do not see "Production Wizard" anywhere. I am using a free trial version, is it possible that this is not an option?
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trial version is exact same as purchased version except that produced videos will be watermarked

after putting markers in your project, start production using ctl-P shortcut; select custom production; select MP4 [assuming you added the video placeholder media, or a callout]; on video tab, select produce multi files from markers; set output directory on last tab
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I'm not saying you're doing anything wrong.

But you might want to consider getting a release signed. Before sharing someones taped phone conversations with others.

Strictly as a precaution. Their are laws against taping phone calls. It's strictly to cover your butt down the road.

Regards,Joe
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Thank you. This is for business "quality" purposes and all parties are aware.
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I have received three recordings of 1+ hours each, and need to cut them to audio clips.  I string them out on the timeline and produce each separately by using the selection markers and "Produce Special."  Now, if you're considering re-using the audio, remember that every pass through Camtasia will re-render the audio (and video if it's there) with the possibility of introducing unwanted artifacts -- so do this judiciously.  (Caveat: I use v8.6)
Frankly, for something like pure audio clips you might just want to do it in an audio editor that will output without reprocessing the audio (e.g. Audacity or even Roxio).  If you stick with WAV files in an audio editor, they will be very clean.

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Rick's suggested method [above] is the fastest way to generate a lot of separate audio files; as for the suggested image or video placeholder, a simple callout will also do

if you want to cherry-pick the parts to be exported, you can also do a timeline selection, right click the selection, and execute a produce-selection-as to M4A