Record audio and video separately - is that possible?

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Hello,

I'm using Camtasia 8 and I plan to record audio and video together. Since I have to replace the recorded video soon (when we create a new dashboard) but still prefer to use the same audio, I'd like to know if that's possible to save the audio separately and use it again when the new video is ready. If so, please let me know how to do so.

THANK YOU
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Tamir Gefen

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ms

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There are many methods - but it sounds like the quickest method for you would be to record your screencast normally with the video and audio in place. Then, you could export the audio to a new track and delete the video track so that you can replace it with your new video only recording.
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If I simply needed to record the video separately form the audio and  marry the two afterwards, how do I go about doing that? I am using Camtasia 8 as well.

Thanks for your reply.

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Hi gittens,

The easiest way would be to record just the screen (turn off audio recording) while listening to the original audio. That way, most of the action could be synced before any editing is even needed. 

To do this, you could have a tablet, phone, other computer, etc. playing the audio from your original recording while you recorded on your computer. Then, just put them on separate tracks in Camtasia Studio 8 and sync them up. If you want to truly "marry" them, you could select them both and group them, but that might not be necessary depending on what you're trying to do. 

Does that help?
-Josh
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Hi there

I have done this with Camtasia. I found that in an earlier version of Camtasia, I was unable to get the audio quality I wanted. So I turned off the mic but recorded system sounds in Camtasia.

I used the open source application Audacity to record my audio. I configured Audacity to play a small blip sound, then record my narration. Because Camtasia picked up the blip, it spat that out in the audio track and I used it as a visual marker. The "blip" was to aid in easily aligning and matching up the audio clip later.

Once finished, I just inserted the audio track into Camtasia and matched the blip spots and I was good to go.

Hope that helps some... Rick :)
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gittens

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Thank you, your comments are all very helpful. I just have a follow up question though, if I wanted to do both recordings (visual and audio) in Camtasia separately and then put them together afterwards, can I do it easily? Does Camtasia 8 produce good audio quality that would make this possible?

In other words I don't want to use a different media for the audio. I want to do all production in Camtasia and I'm a newbie so I want to know that it's easy enough to do it.

Many thanks!

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Sure, you can record audio only with Camtasia. The default format is a WAV file. Is that what you were looking for?

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