Noise Removal Camtasia 2018

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When making adjustments to the noise removal in properties, after a couple of adjustments, the program crashes. Not good. I gave up my flawless version 8.4 for a $250 program that now is stopping me from working. Support couldn't help but they are looking into it.
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ron

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  • Very disappointed!

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Timbre4, Champion

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Sorry to hear that. How big are these 'adjustments' (timeline length applied) and how often are you saving the project you're working on?
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Timbre4, Champion

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Okay, not always affecting a large area then. I would try to save after each individual maneuver until we hear something further. I record and polish my audio externally before I start making clips so saving more often is as much as I can relate to this.
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Frederico Aranha

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It is happening here too. I dont even have the chance to save.
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Frederico Aranha

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I try to adjust the amount of noise reduction and It crashes ALL the time.
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what version of Camtasia?

since you're having problems,  then don't use Camtasia's noise reduction; use free Audacity ; see my earlier post below

also ...

How To Apply Noise Reduction Using Audacity
http://www.screencast.com/t/WN3ehg03zkZM
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Also experiencing the same issue in Camtasia. I thought it might have been my laptop as not everyone I know has the same issue but I haven't resolved it yet. It's inconsistent - as is the quality of the noise reduction so now I don't use it and put up with the noise. I find Audacity a bit overwhelming but will check out your link Kayakman
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Have you ever heard of Audacity It's free and handles noise reduction quite nicely.
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Yes, I have it but I don't like to do my audio and video separately. Version 8.4 worked flawlessly and had better adjustment tools.
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for what it's worth ...

a practice that works for me is to completely finish editing projects with sound, then,as a final step,  export all audio as  a single WAV file; noise reduction is then accomplished on the exported WAV using Audacity, and the cleaned up file exported as a single WAV; back in the project, all existing audio is silenced, and the new, noise-reduced WAV imported and put on the timeline; this approach eliminates having to work on video and audio editing "separately"

I have never had good results applying Camtasia noise reduction to "sections" of audio, or, for that matter, on separate clips [like narrated trecs] within the same project; but Audacity does an excellent job on the single exported WAV
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Thank you, I will try that.
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Intending to play with noise adjustment, I created a new project and just added an mp3 file to it. When I tried to play it, nothing. The program reacts otherwise, but will not play. Forgiveness is a virtue, but CS 2018 is running out of indulgences. I have worked for software companies, and I know the pressures of getting something out so you can collect revenues. Releasing buggy software may be the last thing you do.
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Rick Stone

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I contend that releasing buggy software is what every software company in existence does!

Nobody is immune.
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reiddg

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I have actually worked for software companies that had verification suites and tested their software. I will also tell you that it is more difficult to do so than writing the original package perhaps by a factor of 3 or 4. As you allude, most companies do perfunctory testing that is non-exhaustive and only meant to uncover major flaws. That’s show business. The fact is that people tolerate it because 80% functionality is enough for most users.

Don’t ask me about documentation.






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I'm a technical writer and former Software Q/A Engineer and I don't buy this dismissive attitude toward bugs at all. While it's impossible to test every hardware/software scenario, it is imperative that all functions of a product be tested before it is released. There is no excuse for not doing this.  There will still be bugs, but they can at least be documented in the release notes and if necessary, buggy code can be reversed or disabled until a maintenance release comes out.

From my perspective, it's pretty obvious that CS2018 was rushed to market with insufficient user input and Q/A testing, as the issues raised on this forum clearly show that it's a buggy mess that removed or adversely changed features that the user base liked, with no warning. This is a serious failure on Techsmith's part that needs to be rectified, not blown off as "that's software". Smart, customer-oriented companies don't do that. 

While I have no idea how Techsmith's new product team operates, this looks a lot like what happens when you let engineers define how a product works, rather than the usability team.
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Agreed... I guess that our fellow user was trying to help. But it would be inadimissible if coming from Techsmith. They gotta figure this out.
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Techsmith has told me that it is a documented issue with development and will be fixed in a maintenance release. That is what they told us when many of our company moved to version 9. The crashing is totally unacceptable and shows that user testing was not done. Is there another comparable product out there?
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ActivePresenter, but it's not as nice as this one. Camtasia has both the right feature set and is very easy to use.
ActivePresenter can do more, but it requires more from the user.
And HitFilm can do even more, but requires even more from the user.

Not saying HitFilm and ActivePresenter are bad, but that they are different tools with different focus. Camtasia Studio is "optimized" for doing screencasts, that's why it is better at it. ActivePresenter is "optimized" for LMS, so screencast are possible. HitFilm is for VFX industry, it can be used as a NLE and for screencasting of course, but it's "optimized" for VFX.

This is the kind of situation where they know they have the best product, so they can lower their quality. That's how free market is working!