Question about extending one track below later audio

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I have video and audio in sync up until 1:44. Somehow in the process of editing, the video moves on to what I am about to say. I am try8ing to figure out how to add a couple of seconds of the video extend to sync up with the audio but m my efforts have not worked so far. My editing has messed things up. I watched a vidio on extend but I still don't get how to do what I want to do. This follows adding a tiny bit of narration. I think that is why the video and audio are no longer at the same spot. I want to the video to linger a bit longer on what was just on the screen while the audio goes forward. This would leave the audio alone but extend a couple seconds of video. How do I do this?I assume that I split but I don't want the audio to move. That would throw off everything in the recording. Thanks.
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If it were me, I'd ensure the video and audio were separated into two different tracks. If you haven't yet done this, just right-click and choose to separate.

Then I would likely copy the video track and place the copy on a new layer above. (I'd do this so as to ensure I'm not mucking with my existing video track)

Then I'd split the new video track where I want to extend the frame and just delete the segment to the right. That would give me the freedom to extend the frame as long as I like and trim it back to perfectly match the area I need to extend.

As with anything, there will be other ways to tackle this and what works for me may not work for you. So likely there will be others that will pop in to advise how silly my way is and offer their own (more better an perfeshional) ways to accomplish it!

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi Rick,

   Thanks for these instructions. If I understand you correctly, in this process, I would at one point have two video tracks that are the same. Then,
on one of them, I would split it where I want to extend it.
Exetend the two seconds I need.
Delete everything to the right of that track.
Two questions:
1. Is there an easy way to delete everythihg to the right on a track? Do I select the piece on the right and cut it?
2. What do I do with the other video track? Since it is the only video track that contains the rest of the video, and I don't want two video tracks that show the same ting, what do I do with it in order to keep the remaining two minutes of video?
I'm starting to wonder if the best choice is to write off the many horus I've spent already on this project and do it all over again from scratch.

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Is it possible for me to record the video and audio separately and edit them separately? The video is okay except for this one spot.
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If you have other things down the line on the same track, you are able to press Ctrl+Shift+End to select them all. At least, that works for me on Camtasia 2019. It may behave differently if you are using a different version.

As for the other track, you are free to delete it or simply turn it off using the visibility indicator.

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Thanks for the suggestion, RIck.
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Hey kennethlitwak,

You've been on this for quite some time.
If you still need help, I'm willing to do a screen share session with you. Using Team Viewer.
Pretty much anything can be fixed.

Regards,Joe

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That's a very generous offer. Thanks for it, Joe. In listening to the rest of he video, I've decided that I need to go back to my script, cut some stuff out, and recod again because it is simply too long.