Limited sound editing in camtasia

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using a xlr to 3.5mm to record sound causes a play back issue on mobile devices. There is a software workaround as shown in this video link  
Unfortunately Camtasia doesnt have the ability to edit the sound in this manner.  Hitting the mix to mono doesnt do it.   the cable is a common one used for lavalier and xlr mics mounted on cameras.  Has anyone discovered a solution using camtasia for this problem? 
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Hi John, others can post in with their experiences, but I do have some experience with XLR microphones, so I have the following questions (no particular order):   

1) is it essential to your workflow that you record your audio into Camtasia, as opposed to a dedicated audio editing application? 
2) Have you looked at Audacity, a free, open-software to see if it can do this left-only/right-only workaround he recommends?
3) Can you advise as to what your setup is? 

I want to be very careful not to pass myself off as an audio expert, which I am not, but that video had a few red flags for me. A single microphone capsule can only produce a single, mono channel (a Blue Yeti is sold as a single microphone, but contains more than one capsule, allowing its users to create stereo recording).

So unless that camcorder + the XLR microphone are each recording and being combined into a stereo recording, I'm not sure how he got to a left/right?