When creating a video, it’s important to capture good, quality video. But, it's just as important, if not more so, to get good quality audio.
- Our ears almost always detect an audio error but our eyes are not so aware of errors occurring on-screen.
- Most people won’t watch a video if the audio is bad – even if the video itself is very good.
- People are more likely to continue watching a poor quality video if the audio is good.
Tips for Getting Great Audio
- Use the best microphone you can afford.
- Use default Camtasia Recorder audio settings.
- ALWAYS do a short test recording to ensure audio is being recorded.
- Use Audio Effects to enhance or correct audio.
- Add audio points to enhance certain areas of the waveform.
There are two ways to work with audio in Camtasia: edit directly on timeline or add effects.
Edit Audio on Timeline
|To perform this action....||Do this...|
|Select audio on the timeline||Double-click a clip with audio. The clip turns green and the audio bar appears.|
|Increase or decrease the volume level||
Drag the audio bar up or down.
|Silence a section of audio||
Use the playhead to make a selection. Right-click the selection and choose Silence Audio.
|Add audio points||
Double-click on the audio bar.
|Move audio points||Grab and drag the audio point across the audio bar.|
|Fade audio in or out||
To create a fade, add three audio points to the audio bar. Drag up or down to create the desired fade.
|Delete audio points||
Right-click an audio point and choose to delete selected point or all points.
|Separate system audio from screen recording||Right-click audio and choose Separate Video and Audio.|
Change the look of the waveform
Choose Edit > Preferences > Program tab > Mirror waveform.
|Save audio as M4A or WAV||
Share > Export Audio Only.
Export to MP3 is no longer available.
|Apply Mix to Mono to have audio in both channels||Select audio clip on timeline > Properties button > Audio sub-tab > check Mix to Mono.|
|Apply Gain to adjust audio level of all selected clips||Select audio clip on timeline > Properties button > Audio sub-tab > Gain > drag the slider control to adjust audio level.|