How to Sync Audio and Video

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Hi!

I am a newbie using Camtasia Studio 8.6.0 running under Windows 7 Pro (64 bit).

I am trying to create a trailer for YouTube. I have 7 images. For images 1 and 2, I have two separate voice clips (MP3 files created with Audacity). For images 3, 4, and 5, I have one music clip (MP3 file downloaded from the YT Audio Library). For image 6, I ave a voice clip (MP3 file also created with Audacity). And, for slide 7, I have no sound clip.

The images and the sound clips are on separate tracks.

The duration for images 1 and 2 is 10 seconds each but the duration for voice clips 1 and 2 is only 5 seconds each.

What do I do so that voice clip 2 starts after 10 seconds? That is, starts at the same time as image 2 starts?

Thank you!

Doctor T

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Hi, Doctor T. I may not understand the question properly. I’m presuming voice clip 1 and 2 are separate .mp3 files. If so, you’d simply drag the beginning of voice clip 2 to the :10 position on the timeline. It should snap to the start of image 2. Am I missing something?
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Hello,

Unless I'm missing something, it sounds as simple as dragging voice clip 2 to start (on track above and below) where image 2 starts on your project timeline. Repeat that to get your assets in place timing-wise.

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you beat me by a few nanoseconds :)
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We all had the same thought at roughly the same moment!
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John Hazelwood VVV has a more comprehensive answer. I’ll give him the WIN.
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line them up accordingly on the timeline; put images and audio clips on different tracks
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Hi, Docter T.   

In Camtasia everything has its own space on the timeline. 

I'd suggest making two tracks - one for video(images) and one for audio.  Bring in the images, one-by-one onto the video track, and make them each their desired length. 

Then bring the voice clips in, and place them on the audio track.  If voice clips 1 and 2, say, are in one file, you can either cut it into two; or drag two of the same clip onto the track, and shorten each so that they only include the respective clip.  Then move the audio clips to the desired place on the timeline underneath or on top of their image.



I hope this helps.
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Hi!

Thank you all for your prompt replies.

Yes, it was very simple to do but I just didn't know how to do it.  That's why the call us newbies. :-)
doctor T
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Everything's easy when you know how! :) 
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Is there a way to have fine control over moving tracks on the timeline - more precise than clicking and dragging with whatever default timeline "snapping" is set (i.e. frame-by-frame, or small enough interval to really sync audio with video?

Actually, I think my video and audio tracks are in sync on timeline, but during playback only, the video track leads the audio playback. When I line up the play head on the tracks, video and audio are synced, but during playback, they are out of sync. I am guessing this has something to do with settings and/or computer resources.

I am running Win 10 Pro with an i-7 (eight cores) running at 3GHz, and I have 16GM RAM. I have a lot of computing resources, but only an on-board GPU, rather than a discrete video card with dedicated GPU.

Anybody have ideas about both of the above issues, since I am still interesting in fine control of shift tracks, but main problem may be graphics processing with a powerful Main CPU with on-board Intel HD Graphics adapter - but, not external graphics accelerator card.

Thanks,
Jeff