On Camtasia 9 the voices on my video keep repeating same word like its stuttering. What can I do to get the voices hth.

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On Camtasia 9 the voices on my video keep repeating same word like its stuttering.  What can I do to get the voices smooth again.
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Is this happening in the editing environment or after you render the video to the final format?

If it's in the editing environment, it's common, I believe. The only thing I can think of to suggest is to ensure you don't have other applications taxing the PC as you are trying to use Camtasia.

Cheers... Rick :)
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How do I save  or re-encode my audio snippets to be a constant bit rate instead of a variable.  Thank you.
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The easiest way is to use Camtasia,

When you export Audio from Camtasia. You will want to export as a .wav file.

You should export audio one track at a time. You do that by clicking on the Track Eyeball to disable individual audio tracks, leaving one track active.Then export the audio as a .wav file, to the destination of your choosing. Name the files after the track they correspond to, so you know where they belong later.
Rinse and Repeat for any remaining audio tracks
 See Image Below



When you have the exporting audio task completed, you just need to replace the existing audio.

You do that by selecting "All" the audio on "one Track" .
 One track may contain several, separate segments of audio. When you exported the audio, you exported the entire track, so you want to replace the entire track simultaneously.
With all the audio selected,right click the audio track and select "Update Media"Select the file you exported with corresponding Track number. Rinse and Repeat.

  

Camtasia converts the audio to 44,100hz 16,000 bit .wav on export.
That the most compatible format you can use with Camtasia so it's the Best choice. Here is the converted file opened in Adobe Audition just to show you the results.



It's a quick and easy process without utilizing a third part software to get you there.

Regards,Joe
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Nice detailed explanation Joe. For those who don't have a pro audio program like Adobe Audition, I use freeware (Audacity) to record my audio. To save the audio for use in Camtasia, I have to export it. By default, the export option is set to be a variable bit rate. You have to go into the settings and change it to fixed (or constant) bit rate (I use 192 quality and seem to have fairly decent results). Under previous versions of Camtasia, this was never an issue for me. I found this answer on another forum somewhere and it was a lifesaver. Moral of the story - encode your audio properly from the get-go using a fixed bit rate and you shouldn't have any problems!
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Audacity is a great program, especially for the price.

A lot of users are importing mp3's,  Camcorder footage, you name it.
Cleaning up that audio may or may not be necessary.

For me, learning how to use "I started learning with Audacity" with any level of proficiency took some time.

When I was NEW to video editing, I Wasn't open to having a program like Audacity dumped in my lap on top of everything else. Processing basic editing was enough for starters.

Audacity is a great suggestion and solution for audio problems. Especially the ones that cannot be resolved in Camtasia.

 However, the Audacity name is tossed around like a forum Frisbee at times.Cure your audio woes, just download and use the free program.....Audacity

To the extent that, someone that's new to Camtasia and editing. Will have a hard time getting Camtasia solution advice in this forum.
And if their like I was, they don't want to hear, just use Audacity.

I try to keep that in mind when I post my answers, but it can be easy to forget.

Regards,Joe
    
   
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Audacity is simpler to use than, say Adobe Audition and much more powerful than the stock Camtasia audio recorder. The biggest hurdle to Audacity is that it does not come 'out of the box' with the ability to export to MP3. Not sure why they do it that way but the user has to download and install the proper 'lame' codec in order to yield an MP3. Audacity does an OK job of explaining that fact but I can't see why they wouldn't make that a basic /default export option. The basic ability to remove noise and volume level your audio in Audacity makes it a no brainer in my book. There are tons of youtube 'get started' basics for Audacity. I would suggest that anyone who has enough expertise to use Camtasia 8 successfully can figure out Audacity. RE: your comment to "just use audacity", I did explain the how-to's in detail and included a screen shot so the solution is viable. 
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I would tend to agree with Eric Pearson on Audacity and no offense to Joe as Adobe Auditon is a great software but comes at another cost that most new or some Veteran users may not want to spend the extra dollars for as to where udacity is a free software Audio Editing Application that may not have as many features as the paid for software but it will get the basic job completed.

I use PreSonus Studio One 3 Pro DAW Software and have used ProTools, Reaper, FL Studio, CUbase, etc. for doing pro audio recording and making music and they all have their purposes and users who will swear by one or the other so it is a matter of personal preference and budgets.

 I would have to also admit that TechSmith could use some upgrades for their Audio Editing in their software but sometimes things in audio or video can also happen if the System is over taxed and using a lot of the Memory or Speed and resosurces. So when doing bigger or longer video and audio together I try to keep anything in the background or software that I am not using closed and shutdown. Just my opinion and advice and view. Hope it helps some of the users here. Have a great day/night.
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Camtasia 9: The stuttering and sticking only happens to me when I extend a clip that I had previously trimmed back--specially if it is an audio clip that's been separated from video.
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Well Eric Pearson, Fred Grover,

You guys are looking way past my main point. I wasn't promoting using Audition in the least, it's not terribly complex to use either.
 
I was simply using Audition's media bin to show that Camtasia converted the audio into a .wav audio file on export to 44.100hz 16 bits.
Which is the best format you can use for editing in Camtasia. 
TechSmith support will tell you the same thing.
A simple technique for converting any audio file that works. Using Camtasia, nothing more 

My other point? A lot of people that are still very new to video editing. Come to this forum for advice on editing their audio. 

I've made the observation that, to me, looks like about  98 or 99 times out of 100. The advice ends up being, use Audacity or some other third party program to fix your audio problems.
It's rare that anybody tells the new guy how to use Camtasia's anymore.

It's true, the audio tools in Camtasia could use some improvements. However..........

  For someone that is still struggling with applying a basic transition to video. The advice too.......
Just download and install Audacity, export your audio, clean it up, export it again, import it, replace the old audio, your done!.  "A piece of cake" Right?

Think back, when you saw Audacity for the first time. 

Did it really look like a simple program to work with? You don't just download Audacity, fix your audio real quick like. You've got to learn an entire new skill set to get anywhere with the program.

That's what I was trying to say, If you read my other my post(s) again,I  think you'll realize that's what I was saying all along.

I was mainly promoting something Camtasia does very well, Convert Audio to a  constant 16 bit .wav file at 44'100hz

As I typed and created screen my shots, I realized.
Advice on utilizing  Camtasia's audio tools are almost as rare as the Dodo bird around here. 
 
I didn't think my point was that that poorly articulated, hopefully it's clearer to you now.
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Joe Morgan sorry you feel that went way past your point.  You did say that Audition was used and that is just another software that has to be learned as well as your comment on Audacity and just learning it and opening up. There is no one software that will just do it automagically for anyone. Your correct on the Exporting of audio using Camtasia Studio and the 44.100 hz and 16 Bits. Your conversion photo in Audition showed it as stereo and there is truly no need to use Stereo as Mono will come out in both ears anyway if done correctly. Constant bit rate is also better than variant.

Maybe my post went way past your point but it gives more ideas on doing wht some would like to do and yes Camtasia Studio can do some audio editing and has made some improvements with that feature but it is still not the best in my opinion. That is why I use what I do for my audio but to each their own. Just giving suggestions and trying to help. I will not get into arguments and just ignore any of those or comments from anyone who just seems to want to disagree or I will just agree to disagree.

Your poitn was not that poorly articulated and I got the point without it going past me the first time and you should feel the same way on my post without it going past your point. So the point is that not everyone is correct or there is no right or wrong way to accomplish things as it is just what the person(s) choose to do. Advice on using Camtasia's Audio Tools is out there but it is limited for what it truly can correct when it comes to audio. Have a great day/night. :) Some things (people) just never change here in this forum.
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Well as far as Camtasia exporting as stereo goes ,  if you've imported a mp3 music file, camcorder footage, etc. The audio tends to be Stereo. It also sounds better in stereo in most cases. So that's what you would want anyway.

TechSmith recommends recording in Stereo at 44,100hz 16 bits.
This TechSmith Support article recommends exporting audio from Audacity in Stereo as well. https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/203728398-Camtasia-Windows-Best-audio-format-for-rec...

But you have a point. You can always mix to mono if you think it's critical to your productions. 

Camtasia renders mp4 videos to stereo by Default. So unless users select "mix to mono"  their producing stereo videos.


 Some things (people) just never change here in this forum.
You have a point Fred, I didn't throw in a Personal Dig. That was you.
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Actually you did by using my name and Eric's directly but, that is beside the point. I did not name anyone specific with that remark and maybe you took it personally. It may have had a different meaning to as there are still a lot of posts that would or should be handled by a support ticket instead of users as we do not develop the software and can only speak of things that have happened or have been solved for us already and know from experience.


People and users on this Forum need to work together and learn to respect each other which I try to do and this would be a better World. Sorry if you have taken any offense to my post as it was not intended to come across that way so try not to be to paranoid or jump to conclusions. Have a great day/night.
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Mentioning someone's name,  is not a personal dig in my book. Saying that........
Some things (people) just never change  is much more personal in nature. IMO
 
I did not name anyone specific with that remark and maybe you took it personally.

Well, you were responding to My comment. That  makes it directed at me.
I don't believe I'm  paranoid or jumping to conclusions by assuming you were directing that comment at me.
Especially considering our history. We've gone after each other many times in the past, and it hasn't been pretty at times. The fault has cuts both ways, it shouldn't surprise you in the least, that I thought you were at it again.
If pressed, I could dig up posts that demonstrate that behavior. 

Anyway, I wasn't insulting anyone and sorry if you felt I was.     

Regards,Joe
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Joe I did not respond to your remark/comment just said I would hope you were not offended by stating no offense to Joe. I just had a view to try and help explain things the way I do it and if others are interested or if it helps then great and if not then that is fine too. It was not directed at you in anyway if you look back and read it. Sorry if you or anyone else took that as a personal attack as it was not meant to sound like that.

Yes, you could go back and dig things up which gets neither one of us anywhere except arguing and fighting with each other. It has not been pretty as you say and does go both ways and no it does not surprise me and I am not at anything other than trying to help or make suggestions for other users to see just as you are. Like I said everyone is going to have different ways or methods to explain or help and all should be acccepted without criticism or arguing.

Maybe I should have made that comment more clear. I was simply getting at the fact that a lot of things are posted in the wrong sections and some need tech support and should use that and watch the video on the upper right hand side of the Home Page for How To Use This Community. I know IMHO that GetSatisfaction is not the best for a Forum as to me it lacks being more like a true Forum Baord as TechSMith had before but that is the way things go and the company chose to do. Not my decision to use this but I have to say I liked the setup of the old forum better as it was more usable for Categories etc. for the users both new and experienced.

With that being said Joe we should try to both set a better image for the users here and get along. Which having a difference in opinions is nothing to argue about in my opinion. You have certain ways and software you use to do things and so do I. So if we cannot get along and agree then it is best just to ignore each other and carry on. No issues here with me. Let the past be the past and move on to better things and trying to help others and have a friendly community. Have a great day Joe and I will let it be known you have helped users a lot on here and I am sure it is appreciated just as I have through the years and continue to do when I can.
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