Stetch video part without audio

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I have made a short tutorial video for our library. At one point, I say, "here is he result." Immediately after that, the screen shows me starting to type another search term. I need to give the viewer a chance to see the initial search result before showing a change to the article search. I know it is possible to split a track but what I need to do is make that moment in the video "stretch out" for five seconds before going on to hte next spot in the video. While I want to increase the length of the one view of the screen, I don't want to add any extra audio.
1. Hoe can I increase how long a very small segment remains on the screen?
2. How do I give this stretched part no audio rather than getting the audio and video tracks out of sync?
Thanks.

See attached picture. The blue, selected piece is what I want to stretch without adding more audio.

Ken
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Place the playhead where desired. Right click and choose Extend Frame. Then extend that still frame by seconds of duration. If the frame is to long, trim it. To short, drag it to the right.

You can right click and separate the audio from the video.Making it easier to manipulate it.

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Thanks. Two things.
1. If I separate the audio and video, doesn't that mean that the audio, which I don/t want to extend, will get out of sync with the video after that point?
2. I need the playhead at a very precise spot. No matter how hard I try, with the timeline at maximum zoom, the line that descends from the playhead is either just before or just after the spot that I want to extend from. I tried extending from just before and it cut off the "lt" in result until after the extension. Just after has video I do not want for a moment. I need to be able to put the line below the play head that is at 2:31;8 inste3ad of 2:30;0 and 2:30;15. Is there a way to do this? Thanks.

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1. Yes it would get out of sync. However, it allows you to split the audio at a different point on the timeline.

2. Try this.
Separate the audio first. Add a marker to the audio track. I named mine Clip Extend End for demonstration proposes. Naming it is optional.


After applying extend frame. You can move the playhead Backward "Or Forward" X number of frames. Preferably, to a silent area.I'm 3 frames backward in the screen shot below. The extended frame end point is highlighted within the green dashed line rectangle. 



Highlight and split the audio. Drag the audio to line it back up.

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Thanks for the detailed instructions. I appreciate this. Since I cannot seem to place the playhead exactly where I want it to extend the frame from that exact spot, I am thinking that the only solution is to remove the whole chunk that I do want and then insert a new clip that contains the bit I want. What do you think? I need to put the playhead halfway between 31.0 seconsd and 31.15 seconds but I cnnot get it to do that. The playhead will only go to one of those two points.
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You could try Re-recording that portion of audio using the Voice narration feature.

Video editors split audio by frame rate.
If this is a 30fps project, you could  change the projects frame rate to 60 frames per second. This will duplicate the existing frames. Creating 2 identical frames from each of the originals. The audio will remain unchanged, giving you twice as many points to place the playhead.

I've never used this technique in a production, I know it works on the timeline.
What I'm not sure about is if you can produce the video at 30fps? Without throwing/moving the audio back to its original position? Because the editor would need to discard 30fps to produce the same.
If you produce at 60fps.It shouldn't be a problem.

Another option. Export the audio. Use Audacity or another audio editing program. Cut everything except that particular sentence or brief portion of audio. Starting exactly where you want the audio to start playing in Camtasia.Extending to the next silent pause, or just beyond. Then swap the new recording for the old. Camtasia will turn it into  frame based  media.
So, it you trimmed audio correctly. It should drop into place nicely.
You'll have to trim the end of it to mesh with existing audio. If you do that at a silent portion of the audio.It will be a seamless transition.