Record Screen Or Voice first?

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Hello:
I have provided two links below that are official Camtasia documents.  One suggests that the screen be recorded first, and then the voice narration added afterwards.  The other suggests doing the voice recording first, and then doing the screen recording afterwards.  These are opposites.  Which is the best?
https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-how-to-make-a-video-tutorial.html

https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000335611-Record-Voice-Narration

Thanks in advance.
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Joe Morgan

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I record the screen and narration at the same time. My voice is perfectly timed to my actions by default in doing so.
If my narration needs correction, I can do that while editing the project. I export and clean up the audio in Adobe Audition before final production.
That's my workflow anyway.

Regards,Joe
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Audacity does have a Parametric Equalizer filter. Its a little different than Auditions and
I don't use it much except in special situations.



Mostly I just use the Equalizer effect instead.



My main use process follows this method though I do also have a few variations
and all are set up as chains to automate the process.




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Actually, I "Misswrote" if you will.

What Audacity doesn't offer is Dynamics Processing. To the best of my knowledge.

 
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Audacity doesn't have Dynamics Processing by name per say but can be done by way of using the Limiter or Compressor effect.

Many often used the Leveller effect (which is now in the new Distortion Effect
but can create distortion.

If you want to reduce the dynamic range ('level' out the loudness) without creating distortion, try the Limiter effect with the "soft limit" option

There is also a plugin that works well to achieve the process
 
Chris’s Dynamic Compressor plugin for Audacity
https://theaudacitytopodcast.com/chriss-dynamic-compressor-plugin-for-audacity/

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I'm no audiophile. That's why I use Techguro77's techniques. That Compressor doesn't look like the same filter as the Dynamics Processing filter to me.
It doesn't have a "Expander" setting.


  
Here's Audition .There's  2 basic settings. That's it.



Like I said in my previous post.Audacity has tools to get the job done.

I'll add this. I was simply sharing my workflow in Audition.

 I tried to use the same workflow unsuccessfully in Audacity years ago. It couldn't be done.Why,  no Dynamics Processor. I've been editing my audio through Audition's automation for so long, I forgot what filter wasn't available.

 Audition is a more robust program. You can't beat the healing brush for targeted noise removal.
I'd like to see Audacity incorporate something similar. That would be a huge addition to it's tool set.

 
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I get where you are coming from. And I am no audio expert. Far from it.

But I know Audacity as you with Auditions.

I was just filling in the gaps as far as Audacity is concerned and that it can do many of the same tweaks if you will. Just have to go a different route.

I have (as you with Auditions) used Audacity for a long time and know it.
Your posts I'm sure help many Auditions users and thats awesome. I have even gone in to Audacity to look if there is a similar way to replicate some of your methods.

I hope that some of my post can helps those using Audacity the same way.

Just to touch on your last post. Expansion is accomplished with the compressor I mentioned by setting a negative value in the compress ratio. but how would you no that?

There is also another plugin I have for that.  It's Floorfish



But all said. Fighting the same war,  just different weapons.

P.S.  A healing brush in Audacity would be sweet !!

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