Is it possible to add audio to a video in Snagit 12.3.1 (with the PC mic) *after* the video has been recorded?

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I normally have my PC mic active so that I can record myself speaking while I am recording video with Snagit.  This last time, the mic was turned off.  Is there a way in Snagit for me to easily add audio after the fact?  Thanks.

I'm sure this has been asked before, but I cannot find the answer anywhere.

-Spike
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Hi there

Unfortunately SnagIt doesn't support that type of editing. That's where something like Camtasia really shines.

But that doesn't mean you are stuck. What you can do is to think outside the box a bit. Just play the video, then record it as it plays and add the narration during that process.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks Rick, that is a good idea to add that audio by playing the existing video and recapturing it while I'm speaking into the mic.

When I tried it, it made me realize there seems to be a bigger problem with my configuration.  A few weeks ago, I noticed that when I recorded a video, I was able to change the Mic Input selection at the bottom of the video.  However, now I can't.  I'm using Windows 7, and I've set my default input mic to be my webcam mic (using the Control Panel-Sounds option), but I still can't get Snagit to offer that input device.  Sometimes it does, but sometimes it doesn't.

I think it has something to do with Snagit profiles which I've never used before.  The bottom line is that every time I record a video in Snagit, I want the input mic to automatically default to my webcam mic and not my Line-in mic.

Do you have any suggestions?  Thanks.

-Spike
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It sounds like you may need to Turn On Your Webcam "First" with SnagIt not running.

Then, start SnagIt and you should be able to detect that microphone.

If I have my headset unplugged, start a video recording and then plug in the headset, the headset will not be selectable until after a restart of SnagIt.

Regards, Joe
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Thanks Joe, that's good feedback.  Everything is working fine for me now, but I I'm not sure what I did to correct it or if it's permanent.  If anyone else has any snags regarding selecting their proper mic input, I would suggest:

1 - Before starting snagit, make sure your mic is working properly.  This is done using Control Panel - Sounds - Recording Tab (these details may vary with each version of Windows).  Your preferred input mic might have to be set as a "Default Device" by right-clicking the device and adjusting the settings.

2 - As Joe said, it might be necessary to activate your mic or webcam before starting snagit...that is, besides making sure it works in step 1, you might need to somehow activate the device or turn on the device (either by on/off switch or activation software).

3 - It might even be necessary to do the above steps, reboot your PC, and then double-check the settings again.

4 - Before starting an "important video", it would be wise to first do a simple recording test to make sure that the mic is actually recording (the green mic input status bar (power signal bar) should be jumping around as you speak.

5 - If there are still snags, I think it would be worth checking into the Manage Profile settings to see if any profile settings are interferring.

Thanks for input guys...

-Spike

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