Problem with Zoom H4n in Camtasia

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I am facing difficulty in recording my voice in Camtasia Studio using Zoom H4n recorder. My voice is inaudible whatever mic/volume level combination i try. Any help available?
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I use a Zoom H2 for a lot of things but narration is not one of them if I can help it. (during travel it is sometimes necessary over using the laptop mic) Do you perhaps have the H4n set to expect a line input to record from INSTEAD of the internal microphones?

When you make a recording and attempt to play it back, do the meters move to indicate something is recorded? If it did, that would indicate a signal routing issue instead.

This is probably best answered by Zoom support or a Google search like this:

The Zoom recorders are great for many applications, thinking that you probably don't want to pick up the "room" sound (reflections and ambient sounds) and a direct mic to PC is best? Then again your situation may require using the Zoom for all I know.

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Can we clarify a wee bit?

Based on what I'm seeing, I'm guessing it's possible that these recorders are somehow capable of acting as a microphone and passing the signal on to Camtasia? I know these are typically stand alone recorders. So I might expect that the "typical" way to use them would be to record onto a media card, then insert the card into the computer and extract the recorded file for use in Camtasia.

Cheers... Rick :)

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