Splitting Audio and Video

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Is there a way to have Camtasia automatically split the audio and video while doing a screen capture? Right now, I just select all tracks and manually split, but it would be much easier if the two could be set to record separately as a default setting within a project.
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Hello - it sounds like you want to record Clips as AVI format instead of trec where it’s combined. This setting is in the program Options menu. Apologies I’m not in front of a computer right now to be more precise.
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I'm not sure what your trying to accomplish?

AVI won't work, by default. It can only record the microphone.And that's directly to a video.


 However, if you have windows configured correctly. It can record system audio. You may need to install drivers first.
https://youtu.be/b8hBuGFFNc4




With .trec you can record the microphone to a separate track automatically.But system audio needs to be recorded at the same time.
System audio is recorded to the video track.That would still need to be separated manually.

If you record just the microphone using trec, it's stored on the video track and would need separating manually.

Bottom line, there really isn't any way to separate them by default. But avi is more versatile than some people realize. So I thought I throw that in there.

Regards,Joe
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I was just trying to keep track of which assets have been split and which have not. I always split the audio and video, which can be done by selecting them and then splitting. As the functionality is there, I was hoping there was a way to default to this action. The problem is that I don't always remember to do it, and it is difficult to tell which assets have an have not been split in the media panel without scrolling through every one. An object manager might help here, too.

For those looking, the "Option" menu suggested by Timbre is inside the "record" pop-up before recording. Even if recording to AVI was the solution, I'd still have to select it every time. Camtasia should have a way to save defaults rather than making you change it every time. SnagIt had similar issues with their editor, which finally saves the last arrow/shadow settings instead of making you change it every time.

As I said, the functionality already exists.  All that is needed is a check box for "split audio and video once recording is complete" instead of forcing me to select the new clip, right-click, and split. It is dozens of wasted clicks and really slows down the creation process.
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Hello again, please know that my system saves the AVi preference setting I select at once and that’s it. I never revert back to Trec.
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Just to expand on this a bit,

If you save the setting record to by avi by selecting "OK" Camtasia will default to recording to avi.



It's a less versatile option for recording  video.
The cursor and any effects, if used. Are burned into the video and cannot be removed or altered.
You are limited to one audio track.

 .trec records to avi . as well
You can hide the cursor and add effects in the editor.
You can record system audio plus a microphone.
You can extract the contents of a .trec in a few seconds. To edit them in another program.

For those reasons, I never use avi. 
I don't use cursor effects all the time and I rarely record system audio.
However, if I forgot to use .trec.Then I wanted to hide the cursor or add an effect,I'm screwed.
File size differences between trec and avi , doesn't register on the richter scale with regards to cursor information. 
 
Regards,Joe