The best way or format to import media (waveform audio spectrum) into camtasia

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The best way or format to import media (waveform audio spectrum) into camtasia

Hi guys, please, i humbly wish to seek your advice on the best format to import audio spectrum file with waveform feature into camtasia video editor


I have a file, my company logo, with cool animation and wave spectrum feature, it was made by a cool friend from fiverr, his work is very ok  if viewed normally using VLC media player (My default media player), in the VLC mood, all the waveform spectrum feature coming out well, but once i insert it into the camtasia editor, the result is not always good, the animation slow downs, the waveform spectrum feature hardly noticed.

Please, this is the issue am having at the moment to keep my work going, we have been trying to fix this for a week now but was to no avail.

Please, this is the reason i created this post for a possible solution. maybe recommending the best video format to convert it so that if imported into camtasia, the main initial animating features and waveform will still be there without  being slow.

Thank you for the anticipated response, stay safe everyone !!!


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You don't say what kind of media file you have.
Is it a video file ?

What format is it now?

Need to know what you have to suggest what may be the best why to reformat it. If that is what might be needed.

Dubie:)
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Thank you for the reply, the file is a video file, and the file was saved as an mp4 file, and my system is vlc media player by default
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Is this video being rescaled in size after import?
If it is, that may be your biggest problem.

Typically, an mp4 can be compressed so much. It doesn't contain enough video information to be re-rendered with clarity.
A custom production with higher quality output settings.May be all thats required.

Your friend may be able to render a higher quality mp4 for you to work with.
Or perhaps a high quality avi.
Generally speaking, a video of very high quality. Will produce the best results.

Regards, Joe

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Hi Joe, thank you so much for the reply, yes, i resized it as there are other elements to be integrated in the video too, just not the audio spectrum
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Another approach: If you can get it to play normally on screen, just Camtasia to record that video playing in VLC. Make sure you match the dimensions and select "System Audio" as one of the feeds into the recording. When you view that clip in Camtasia, it should look and play exactly as it did in VLC. Let me know if this works for you.
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I do this all the time, to speed up slow animations.
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Hi David, thank you so much

Your suggestion seems very feasible,i will try it , but  please, kindly explain this thing you said: Make sure you match the dimensions and select "System Audio" as one of the feeds into the recording

Please, how can i do this using the camtasia?, of course i can do the recording using the screen recorder of camtasia: https://www.screencast.com/t/3uTVB3r9, but the highlighted point you said is a bit confusing
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Chris, when you record a video player using recorder, there are some settings you can make to get the right picture and sound. The image here shows what I mean. I don't have VLC. I used another player just to show the principle.

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So Chris ,
I have no idea what your waveform looks like.
A waveform with sharp details looks good at its native resolution. "No Scaling applied"



If you mess with the formula. Things can go south in a hurry.



I don't know what you or your buddies skill set is.

If it were me, once I had everything configured and resized to taste in Camtasia.
I would export a screen shot.
Make sure the canvas is scaled to "Fit".  Its critical, so the exported image is to scale.



Bring the image into a program that can measure size in pixels.
Here I am in Photoshop.
My waveform is transparent, so the pattern engulfing it is artificial.I put it there for demonstration purposes.
The main thing is to determine the overall size.


 
Take those dimensions and create a new waveform.

Plus, determine the duration of the animation in Camtasia.
If your friend matches the duration and size.
It should drag and drop into place.

Regards,Joe