How to on/off my mic while capturing in Camtasia Recorder 9?

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While recording, I would like to on/off my mic. I'm recording conference call, my recorded video includes all noise while in conference such as keyboard typing, mouse clicking which is annoying when distributing to other colleagues. Wonder if the recorder can enable/disable mic while recording? I found that Snagit 13 has the feature which I can enable/disable the mic. Would you able to add the same feature in Camtasia Recorder?

Thank you,
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Seungweon Park

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Currently in Camtasia 9 there is no option to mute just the Mic there is only the Pause Option for the Video and it has been requested to have the same option as in SnagIt 13 as it would be a nice feature along with the ability to switch back and forth to the Screen and Webcam also.

However I use a Logitech USB Headset Mic that has the option to mute the Mic but if doing that and typing and I need the audio too then it does not work so well. I also have a Mackie Mixer Board for my Pro setup for audio and I can just mute my Mic anytime with that. Keep in mind too that if you are recording system audio with the mic or just the mic that the sound of typing will most likely be heard when typing and can also bring in other sounds from the internals of the PC. My suggestion is to use a USB Headset Mic that has the option to mute the Mic and if you get the Mic positioned in the correct spot sometimes it can eliminate the mic picking up the typing noise too but not always in some situations.

Hope this helps a little and TechSmith listens to the users for adding these features in Camtasia 9. Thanks for posting and have a great day/night.
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I notice that while recording, if you can still see the recording app, you are actually able to adjust the recording volume. So you could just sort of note the present setting, then drag it to the lowest setting when you want a mute, then return to what you noted when you are ready for sounds again.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thank you for the comment. that might I will try. In the meantime, the volume indicator is not working properly sometimes. Hope it has the feature to choose the device of mic when I have multiple sound cards installed in.
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There is a small program call MicMute on SourceForge that will enable you to easily manage the level of a connected microphone.
The application also supports push-to-talk thanks to the built-in 'Transmitter Mode'. While it runs minimized in the system tray.
Or it can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts you choose and the software uses tray notification balloons and it also has a sound signal option you can activate.

Youtube Video

I have not used this but it may be a workaround solution

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I'm wondering why you just don't mute the mike itself when you need to... I use a usb headset and do that all the time when recording sessions like that
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If there is a need to buy new hardware with additional cost, I could. But this can be done by software easily.
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Currently this issue is fixed in 2019.  Select Record.  Before clicking on Red Rec button, choose Audio On button.  Left click on the "Do not record microphone".  Or you can also just delete the microphone track.