Implement the ability to Scrub Audio While Editing (Promised 5 years ago and STILL Waiting)

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Audio scrubbing has been on the books for over 6 years and you expect me to Upgrade? Why would I waste $99 (USD) to upgrade when the current version I have does everything I need it to do and (according to the update note) you haven't added features requested (and promised) a far back as Version 8?  I got rooked in the last upgrade and as the old adage goes, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, Shame on me!"  
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blourie

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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Hi blourie,

Thanks for the feedback about audio scrubbing, sorry for your frustration.

So, I think I have a pretty good handle on what audio scrubbing is, but it'd be beneficial for me to hear about your workflow right now, and how you're hoping audio scrubbing could improve that. If you could especially talk about what your project looks like, and what you're trying to do to work around not having the feature right now, that'd be great to help ensure that I clearly understand the problem.

Cheers,

Kelly
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blourie

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Sorry for the tardy reply but I have been extremely busy as of late.

Let's say I am trying to showcase a model I'm working on or making a tutorial for posting to youtube and I want to time transitions and screen changes to up/down beats in the background music or add audio points to control volume. 

In Camtasia as it is now, I can to block an area I'm having problems with and yes I can see waveforms to try and estimate where I want to make changes however, Camtasia does not zoom the time line close enough to view distinguishable changes in the waveform, it does not have looping capabilities to allow me to play the selected timeline over and over so I can visualize where I have to make changes, to do this I have to click the play button over and over, nor does it have the ability of audio scrubbing so I can listen for exact points I would want to make transitions. The following picture is a project in Camtasia with the time line zoomed to its maximum. 

 

If Camtasia had these functions I would be able to do stuff like this as demonstrated in Blender




In Blender, I can zoom in on the waveform as close as I want, I can loop the selected area, listen to what the music is doing over and over and visualize where I have to make changes. I can audio scrub and listen to the changes between frames and find exact time coordinates for where the changes have to occur.  

In my humble opinion, these are major requirements for creating any presentation using software like this.
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Thanks a lot for the additional insights Blourie! It's definitely helpful to hear about your workflow, to give us a better understanding of how this could be beneficial to you.

Cheers,

Kelly
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blourie

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In fact, this discussion should be merged into the on-going discussion here...  https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/audio-scrubbing-t2f6ypjdpawct