Is there an option currently in new Camtasia 2019 to close empty spaces quickly in voice-over

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Is there an option currently in new Camtasia 2019 to close empty spaces quickly in voice-over, where there is no voice recorder as I have to do it manually and it takes time for long clips?
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Thanks for sharing this info.
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Joe Morgan

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Theres currently no feature to automatically detect and delete silent areas from a voice over. "Close the gap"

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As Joe stated there is no automatic way in Camtasia 2019 to do this that I am aware of or any other versions. I cannot speak for Mac as I do not use a Mac I am on Windows 10.

It could be a nice feature to have something to magically make these come together like a magnet or something. However, I am wondering if you have your video on the timeline and the audio was to do that if it would cause an out of sync issue with the video. Maybe try putting this in the Ideas and see if it might get some Votes for this feature.


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As with all automatic features, my vote is a strong NO, unless they are optional and turned off by default. The difference between 5-frame, 10-frame, 20-frame and 30-frame gaps can be so full of meaning that I copy in labelled annotations for each of those gaps, and use many copies on the timeline to arrange clips.
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aescripts makes a plug in for After Effects that does exactly that.

Awkward Pause.

It's the only plug-in I'm aware that removes pauses and edits the video as well.
It's a well thought out and versatile plug-in. I think it's a perfect example of what one would need to be.
You would have to record aware you intend on using this filter. If you are recording cursor movements and screen activities.Pan and zooms will all come into play. 

It's complex enough, that TechSmith's unlikely to ever offer such a feature.
This only works in After effects. If theres another plug-in out there, I'd like to hear about it.Just for information's sake. 

You're better off improving your recording skills than going this route in my opinion.
Record many short sessions, pause the video when you forget what you were going to say or do. Work/record fluidly.
Don't record yourself talking to a webcam.People don't need to see your face talking.Camtasia gets audio out of sync when you pause the recording.You won't detect slightly out of sync audio if keep the webcams off.

Keep recordings under  5 or 10 minutes. That helps with keeping audio in sync.