Push-To-Talk function

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I'd like to start recording commentary in my videos, but my problem is that there's too much background noise that most of the time I can't control. Is there a push to talk type option in Camtasia Studio 8? If so then how would I use it? I tried to search this before posting, but I only found one post on it and there were no comments on it.

Thanks! ~Zen
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I don't think there is a feature like this. The best thing to do would be to
1. open the clip you want to comment on
2, click the audio tab and then click the "volume down tab" until the volume levels are low enough.
This should allow your voice to be heard over the noise from the video you are commenting on.
Hope this helps.
Brian,
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No there is no Push To Talk Option in Camtasia Studio 8. There is no Mute function either when recording your video. It would be a nice option to have but not there yet. When you say to much background noise is that from your recording environment or do you have music or something playing in the background that you are trying to record narration over the top of that ? If that is the case you can lower the volume on the music track you want to record over as suggested above by Brian.

If this is not what you are trying to do could you provide more information on what you are trying to accomplish and be a little more specific on the version of Camtasia Studio you are using, what kind of Mic you are using, etc. and the steps you are taking to record your video ? Thanks for posting and sorry this option is not there for you. It could be something more of like an audio Ducking that you might be looking for and that can be done but not directly while recording in Camtasia Studio. I use more Professional Audio Recording Software for creating my audio for videos. Something like Adobe Audition or Audacity which is free. There are others out there to for audio recording and editing that has more functions than using the Camtasia Studio Audio Editing options. They are limited and in my opinion do not do the best job.

Thanks for posting and hope this helps and you like the information. Have a great day/night.
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I am using Camtasia Studio 8, and when I try and record, it calls it "Microphone (6- Logitech USB Headset)". The background noise I honestly can't control since I live on a farm. Non-stop cows screaming somehow makes its way to my microphone, as my room is straight ahead of them. Even if I do add music, I lower the volume when I attempt commentary. Thanks for the replies and help!

EDIT: Didn't think to say this, and thought about it as soon as I posted this. I'll try and use Adobe Audition, then if I can't get that to work I'll try Audacity. Thanks!
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If you go with Audition then I would suggest the Trial Version before purchasing it. It is kind of spendy. Audacity is free and it can do some great removal of noise too. Would you happen to have a sample of the video with the audio you are talking about with the cow background noises from the farm? If so, please upload it and I will take a listen and look at it.

Also, in your situation for recording to reduce the background noise I would consider getting some acoustical foam to put up and try to make a small isolation booth or something for helping to keep the background noises out. It is hard and no guarantees it will cut them all out but it may help with reducing them. Let us know and thanks for posting back. Have a great day/night.
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You might check your headset. Sometimes those have a physical button that can be pressed to mute the microphone. And if that's the case, you actually could have the "push to talk" function you want. Because if it were muted, you push, talk, then push again to mute.

I've had headset mics that were "annoying" that way because they would become muted and I failed to realize it. LOL

Cheers... Rick :)
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I've had my headset for almost a year. I just now realized that the button was a push to talk button.
LOL. I made a test recording and that pretty much fixed it all. Thanks for the help everyone! lol!
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