Need 24-bit / 96 kHz audio support

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I'm demo'ing Camtasia Studio 8.6 in a recording studio environment and can't get past its inability to record 24-bit / 96 kHz audio.  To be clear, it's not a question of audio quality but of basic functionality.  I'd be perfectly happy with a downsampled screen recording.  However, in my experience so far, Camtasia will only record accurate audio if the audio project being featured is using a supported (e.g., 16/44.1) audio resolution - unlikely in a professional audio mixing/mastering project.

I've tried numerous workarounds, including various audio loopbacks.  In the end, none worked.  Surprisingly, a simple DA-AD loopback stopped or crashed Camtasia repeatedly, depending on the audio format chosen.  [???]  I can imagine other workarounds, but they're just too impactful.  It's just a screen recording after all - there's only so much I'm willing to modify a project for the privilege.

Is there another solution I'm missing?  Is there any way to add more audio formats to Camtasia's AVI recording option?  For the record, I'm using a Lynx AES16 digital audio card and a Lynx Aurora 8 AD/DA.  My preferred DAWs are Sonar and Wavelab on Windows 10.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
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Hello,

The simplest answer would be to use 16/44 with Camtasia. There is no indication what your final output is going to be but it would surely not include 24/96 audio as the file size would obviously be too big for web delivery. I can do 24/96 in Vegas, etc. just haven't found it necessary for any of these projects.

Note: I pre-produce all my audio (narrations, etc.) segments in Sound Forge and then bring them into Camtasia to do the screen capture and assembly.


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It's not that simple, I'm afraid.  Here's what happens when using Camtasia at 16/44 to record a 24/96 studio recording session:



As I said, it's not a matter of quality - I'd be happy with a downsampled screen recording - but it simply doesn't work.  There's a sample rate mixup happening here that precludes using Camtasia with any audio projects running over 16/44.
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I need some context please to understand the workflow; what does this actually mean: "using Camtasia at 16/44 to record a 24/96 studio recording session" ?
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Camtasia is configured for AVI screen recording with a 16-bit / 44 kHz audio format (because there is no 24/96 option available, just to be clear).  The DAW is Sonar and, in this instance, is loaded with a 29-track project.  This particular project was recorded at 24 bits and 96 kHz, so the audio path is fixed at 24/96 throughout.
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I'm still not understanding the context; you are documenting the recording process? If the project is already recorded @ 24/96 why would Camtasia need to record it again? What is the end product?
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Are you are recording the program Sonar  playing back 24/96 audio using the Camtasia screen recorder?

If so are you recording using the .trec format?

I can playback 24/96 audio in Adobe Audition and it records that audio without the strange issue in your video. I also notice the time indicator in the program is ticking off seconds way to fast?

Camtasia can be pretty finicky with audio formats at times.Plus it can only works with mono or stereo recordings. Maybe the disconnect is multi track audio playback?

TechSmiths Tech support is probably  your best shot at resolving the issue. Their contact information is listed below.


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I can playback 24/96 audio in Adobe Audition and it records that audio without the strange issue in your video. I also notice the time indicator in the program is ticking off seconds way to fast?
Huh.  Well, that's certainly helpful.  I've got Audition too and will give it a go.  FWIW, the video playback is fine - the clock is counting bars, beats, and ticks.

TechSmiths Tech support is probably  your best shot at resolving the issue. Their contact information is listed below.
I was thinking they monitored these forums, but I'll go ahead and give 'em a direct shout.  And, if I figure things out, I'll be sure to post the solution back here.

Thank you!