markers options for making cool video with music

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Hi

When making a cool video with music like a pro, you want to add markers on the beat of that song. When the music/beat changes you want to change to the next scene, to synchronise it.

Best way to do this is by  listening to the music and adding markers manually on next scene points.
When placing markers now,  with the shortcut or mouse click,  the musics stops playing. When counting beats and counting bars(1 to 4 and 4 x 4) this is very annoying  It would be great if the music continued when putting a marker in.

Also would be nice to have different type of markers. For ex. different colours for different type of markers. A marker for the beat and markers where the break starts or stops
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i noticed that movavi video editor has an beat detection option. It detects the beats and place a marker. That would be great for camtasia
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have you tried adding markers while capturing with Cantasia Recorder?  you can manually add all the markers you want, whenever you want, using a keyboard shortcut, and the playing source does not get stopped, nor dos the capture

if just working with a music clip, capture a small area while the music plays, add the markers; use the capture in a project, and you'll have the markers; you can also overlay the original audio clip in the project
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Thanks for the workaround Kayakman. Will give that a try!  

Personally i think  it can be made easyer for customers. Why not implement this option that the playing source does not stop in camtasia? Also a beat detection (witch works great in movavi) will be a good feature. I like the feel and play of camtasia......so i stick to camtasia.

Edit: tried kayakmans way and this can work...thanks
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as I understand, the reason that a playing timeline stops when a marker is added is that adding a marker changes the data set [in the tscproj file] that describes the project state at that point in time; the updated data set is then used to refresh the timeline display

it takes a finite amount of time to update the data set; the more complex the project, the longer it can take for the update/refresh to happen; with extremely complex projects, with lots of timeline cuts, objects like callouts, captions, etc., this time delay can become quite noticeable.
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Tried your workaround but its not smooth as i hoped.. recorder is also recording screen video. What size do you set the screen size? After that you have to import this file with markers in camtasia. And detach sound and video from each other. But the markers are in the video and not in the audio.....For editing my short gopro movies this is not so simple. and easy as i hoped. 

Going to give movavi a try. I like the beat detection and the fact that is place markers on the beats. Will follow this tread
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the screen capture size is irrelevant; I use something like 300x200; when clip is on timeline, make its opacity 0% and you won't see it; you should also be recording system audio; regarding mic audio on the screen capture clip, just silence it; you can also move  the markers to a different clip and then delete the screen capture

and, if you record system audio, the mic audio will be on a separate track from system audio, so it does not have to be detached, and can be deleted; with a little practice, the process can become intuitive
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Will give that an try kayakman! Thank man
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