want to record a video playing guitar then add another guitar track after, is that possible and how do i do that please......thanks

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Hi, I want to record a video (webcam) while i play guitar and then add another guitar track after, is that possible and how do i do that please......thanks
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Robin

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You need to save the first video as a camtasia project (camproj) and then import the second track.
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thanks for your reply, ok recording Video & audio of myself is no problem but the next audio track ...me playing a guitar solo will require me to be listening to the first audio track at the same time can that be done........thanks Robin
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Producing the output isn't a "one shot deal"; you can produce various different versions as you go through the development process. That being so you could easily:
- Record the first track;
- Produce and share that track as an MP4;
- Play that track back in (say) Windows Media Player while you record the second track. (I'd imagine that you'd need to use headphones to avoid "contaminating" the second track with the playback of the first one).
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Another option you could think of is to record your video which most likely has audio in your video camera or webcam. Not sure what you are using to record your video with. Let us know if you can.

Anyway, the option I would suggest is to record your audio tracks using Audacity from Soundforge which is free and your video for the first and second track(s) with the camera. Making sure your audio is recorded both times with Audacity then just bring the video into Camtasia Studio and delete the audio track from the video camera and use the audio you saved from your Audacity Recording and sync both the video and audio up. Audacity will let you listen back while playing so if you have your first audio track then bring it into Audacity and listen to it while recording your second video and audio for the guitar. I hope this makes sense and helps a little. I have done this before and it worked alright for me. Just a suggestion here for you to give a try.

Let us know and thanks for posting. Have a great day.
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 Thankyou for the responces so far,  Ok I am using a Microsoft studio webcam for the video and 'Propellerhead Record' software for the audio recording, recording my acoustic guitar with a condenser mic through a Focusrite Scarlett Interface. Ideally I would like to video both acoustic guitar parts and if possible switch the view from one guitar to the other when playing the lead guitar part, what I am asking is probably not possible so just the one guitar video part will be ok, I have headphones for monitoring purposes.


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If you are making two separate videos of the guitar lead and the chords and strumming then you could just bring it in where you switch and possibly do split screen. Have you viewed the Camtasia Studio Tutorials that TechSmith has on their website? I think it can be done as I have not done this in awhile but have made my videos when I have two separate ones switch from one to the other in the timeline and some editing. I would have uploaded it for you to see but I know longer have the hard drive it was on. It crashed on me. My suggestion would be to do some experimenting with Camtasia Studio and see what you can come up with with your creativity. There are a lot of things that one could do with the options offered. Hope this helps a little more and let us know. Thanks for posting back and have a great day.

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