How to select part of only one track (Camtasia 9)?

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My editing style is like this. I detach audio and then I cut out all silences and all junk talk and then I speed up and slow down video to match narration. 

I remember I could drag on audio track with Shift and select part of the track then ripple delete it. 

Now in Camtasia 9 I cannot find key combination to do that. I can either select all tracks or none.

If I use padlock icon, it works but it is tooooooo complicated. I jump from track to track. Clip out few parts, then adjust video and so force. That would be incredibly slow always lock video track before audio edit and unlock when edit video.

Please advice.
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>> ripple delete it
Have to say, I have never seen this option.
Could you please explain a little more for those of us that are not knowledgeable in this function in earlier versions of Camtasia, on how to use it?
This might help in finding a solution for the newer version in 9.
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Ripple Delete closes the gap for you when you delete a section of media.

Make your selection and right click and chose Ripple Delete or use keyboard shortcut
CTRL+Delete

Tried to upload a gif but keep getting an Internal Server Error :(
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SO the problem i I cannot make a selection of only one track now.
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I do not understand the exact issue you are addressing

could you do a short screencast, hosted on screencast.com, that demonstrates your exact problem?

it might help us better assist you

thanks
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another thought ... since you are starting with a single media that has audio and video [which I assume was captured at same time so audio is already in sync with the video], why not just cut out the bad "audio" sections, with audio/video still combined; this will keep the video and audio in sync, and should save you a lot of labor
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Not at all in a sync. You cannot talc and make fast typing. SO later you have to detach audio and adjust speed of screen to natch your voice. Look if you ever created screencasts you have to know that voice and video never perfectly match. Either you show on the screen or you talk. You cannot do both at the same time effectively. At least not all of us. So you have to cut off  audio where you are silent and video where you do not show anything.

I'll try to make a video.
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Unfortunately I cannot find Camtasia 8 to demonstrate. But I think explanation is very clear. I was able to select part of one track and delete it without locking other tracks.
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To select a section of a track to can either click and drag the red or green playhead handles or hold the CTRL key and drag the playhead.

To delete that selection on that track only and not affect any other tracks you have to lock the tracks you don't what affected by the cut.

Sucks but I know of no other way :(
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I have mentioned that I know that method. But it is not a productive method at all. This makes me mad.
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With all do respect serhioromano I can understand that it is not working the way you want it too but the suggestions given by others were the way it is done and may not seem effective enough but instead of getting mad you should make a suggestion of how you would like it to be. And kayakman has made many videos over the years and so have I and sometimes video and audio do not get in correct sync and that is why we have to edit which is normal with most screen recording apps pending on how long the recording is for length of time and if a webcam is also being recorded with system sounds, etc.  The longer the video and the more effects and fancy things one would use can also make video go out of sync and requires more editng times and sometimes a whole new recording which I have had to do in the past. Not a great thing but was easier than trying to get it corrected.

You asked how something was done and they gave their suggestions of how it can be done. Anytime you speed up or slow down a video with an audio track locked and delete either it is going to look out of sync from my experiences when doing so and editing is not something that comes quickly with any video or audio as it takes time and patience.

I would be interested in seeing a video of what you are doing and explaining what exactly you want to accomplish or would like to see for changes as that may help to explain it more with a visual. Sorry you feel that these are not productive methods but in actuality they are and it is time consuming. Do not give up or get mad so easily and upload a video if you would want to so others can see what you are doing and may be able to offer other suggestions that might work or might not. Thanks for posting and have a great day/night.

Regards ~ Fred.
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I have had the exact same issue as sehrio, but in Camtasia 9. HOW DO YOU QUICKLY SELECT A CHUNK OF A TRACK AND APPLY THE CLIP SPEED PULL-DOWN? The green and red arrows are only viable for deleting chunks, not isolating them to apply various behaviors to the chunks. Why should I not be able to isolate a section within a track and apply something to it? This has got to be among the most basic of functions. This product has been around forever- this needs to be made a priority. You need to do more user testing with more types of end users. I should be able to right-click anywhere on anything and see what I can do. This stuff is not intuitive, and if I'm recommending that my boss buy this tool for our writers, content managers and developers, it needs to be plug and play. MORE USER TESTING.
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UPDATED: Just spoke to someone at TechSmith. Here is the answer I believe sehrio was looking for: To Apply a Clip Speed to a small section of a track, you need to isolate/separate that section of your track using the Split function. 1.) Set your grey Playhead thingy to a start position, then click the Split icon in the tiny, practically hidden, tool section just above the track section in the upper left (see image). [You may have to mess with it- clicking your track(s) around everywhere- until the Split button shows up as active.2.) Next, set your grey Playhead thingy to an end position, then click the Split icon again. Now you have isolated/separated that section and can apply a clip speed to it. 3.) Enlarge your view of this new piece of track so you can see the minuscule arrow at the bottom of your new section of track, then click it. It pulls up a tiny yellow line that says Clip Speed. Click that. This opens a panel in the upper right side of the tool. There you will see a line for Speed: 1.0x. 4.) Change that to your desired speed and Save. 5.) To get it to play properly, you'll need to be sure all sections of your track are lined up, so pull together any separate sections manually. [You'll likely have the Quiz function pull up 5 or 6 times while adjusting the split pieces of your track, so just scream any expletive that makes sense to you each time that happens.
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To go back to Fred's question of suggesting how it should be: serhioromano said it exactly. In previous versions of Camtasia it was easy to select a section of one track or to select them all at the same time. The way I did it (as I remember) was using the mouse and command-click-hold in the track I wanted to adjust. Now that just drags the track around. Locking the other tracks is a cumbersome way around this loss of function.  If one track is slightly out of sync and I want to chop a section out, this requires many steps. Please suggest the developers put it back in or some simple method.