Problem in 7.1 for Windows syncing audio and video tracks.

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In Camtasia 7 for Windows (running XP / SP3), my audio tracks (created with Audacity 1.3) refuse to accept the "cut" tool (preferring to remain viable - though invisible - to their full original length beyond the point of the cut). I can "pull" them out to reveal the actual (original) length, but find no documentation of the "red and green ends" pullout handles. The audio track waveforms also do not "sync" visually with either the actual sound, or the video tracks. What am I missing here?
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hello,
I will attempt to tackle each of your comments separately.

Comment: In Camtasia 7 for Windows (running XP / SP3), my audio tracks (created with Audacity 1.3) refuse to accept the "cut" tool (preferring to remain viable - though invisible - to their full original length beyond the point of the cut). I can "pull" them out to reveal the actual (original) length.

Answer: You are correct! We do not destroy any part of your files on the timeline. So, if you cut a video or audio clip, you are essentially "hiding" the portion that you do not want. So, if you grab an end of the clip, you may drag it to restore all or a portion of what was "cut".

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Comment: I find no documentation of the "red and green ends" pullout handles.

Answer: Yes, I understand. It is tough to know what to search on if you don't know the terms we use! This is called the Playhead. Searching the help file for Playhead will give you plenty of information. We tried to address this very issue in the Getting Started video that played when you first opened Camtasia Studio. There, you were introduced to much of the needed terminology.

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Comment: The audio track waveforms also do not "sync" visually with either the actual sound, or the video tracks. What am I missing here?

Answer: Are you saying the audio file that you import from Audacity DOES NOT physically look like the audio plays?


When you say the waveforms do not sync visually with the video tracks, I am not sure what you mean. Can you give me a bit more information?

Kelly
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Hi Kelly, hope you can respond to this asap, #3 is EXACTLY what I'm experiencing, waveform shows silence but sound still plays
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I have had the same questions:

1. to "delete" a part of a video or audio clip, I can split it ("cut it") to separate a segment I want to discard, and then select the "remove from timeline" command by right clicking on the segment. that removes it rather than "hiding" it, right?

2. I think CST5435 was referring to the red and green ends on an audio clip, which can be used to either shorten or lengthen it (if previously shortened).

3. I find that the play back of an audio track sometimes keeps producing meaningful sound (narration, for example) even though the waveform on the timeline looks like it should be silent.
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I am getting the exact same thing, and they are only on files (MP3'S) from one source. All others are fine (for the most part). The audio an waveform are VERY far off. I realize this will likely not be resolved here so I will blog about it on YouTube and my website to see if I can get an answer from someone.
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Hello,

The recently released Camtasia Studio 8.0 has a completely redesigned timeline and rendering engine. You may want to give it a try and see if your audio sync issues are resolved. And let us know if it works!

The 30-day trial is fully functional and can be installed alongside existing versions of Camtasia Studio. You can learn more about the new version here:

http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-wha...

Randy

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