Camtasia Audio Help...

by David Surk 5 replies
Hey all, I recently created some videos in camtasia and I'm running into an audio issue. I have gotten some direction on the best way to resolve the problem from a friend, but I thought I should ask some might sharp minds of the warrior forum for additional feedback.

The main problem I am having is that the audio I have recorded seems abit loud and uneven in certain spots. I do need a better mic and amp setup since audio source is the key factor in this situation, but it's not like i used junk either.

I recorded the audio using a Andrea ANC-700 headset with a usb sound pod.

What can I do to clean and balance the audio before I encode the files into swf/flv? Camtasias internal audio tools seem shoddy to me. A friend told me to pull the audio and use something like audacity or audition to clean and level the audio and then reattach it to the video.

I have both these tools but my experience with them is limited, if anyone can point me to a tutorial or give me a general idea of the ideal settings I want to modify along with any associated values it would be much appreciated.

Once everything else is right I plan to encode in On Flix Pro to swf/flv.

Much love,
Dave.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Markx
    Hi David,

    I don't know if this is what You are looking for, maybe it will help, this guy knows it all. Fixed probs for Me.

    Remove Chipmunks from Camtasia Videos

    Cheers

    Tony Markx
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  • Profile picture of the author Adeel_Chowdhry
    I think there is a button near the timeline that evens the audio out.

    Try that...and then decrease the volume by pressing the decrease volume button.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spencer Westwood
    Originally Posted by David Surk View Post

    Hey all, I recently created some videos in camtasia and I'm running into an audio issue. I have gotten some direction on the best way to resolve the problem from a friend, but I thought I should ask some might sharp minds of the warrior forum for additional feedback.

    The main problem I am having is that the audio I have recorded seems abit loud and uneven in certain spots. I do need a better mic and amp setup since audio source is the key factor in this situation, but it's not like i used junk either.

    I recorded the audio using a Andrea ANC-700 headset with a usb sound pod.

    What can I do to clean and balance the audio before I encode the files into swf/flv? Camtasias internal audio tools seem shoddy to me. A friend told me to pull the audio and use something like audacity or audition to clean and level the audio and then reattach it to the video.

    I have both these tools but my experience with them is limited, if anyone can point me to a tutorial or give me a general idea of the ideal settings I want to modify along with any associated values it would be much appreciated.

    Once everything else is right I plan to encode in On Flix Pro to swf/flv.

    Much love,
    Dave.
    Dave, save the audio out to a wav file.

    Open it in Audacity and take a look. If you've gone into distortion clipping (i.e. the waveforms get clipped as you got way too loud), then you're stuck - a lot of processing may help but take ages and it would be easier to re-record the audio with the volume lower.

    (Not necessarily re-record the video though - you can sync the two up together afterwards.

    If you just want to even out the loud bits then save the wav file, open in audacity - select the whole wave and use the compression effect with a low threshold and a ratio of about 1:2.5, fastest attack possible. Experiment a bit.

    Kind regards, Spencer
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  • Profile picture of the author LonNaylor
    Hi Dave,

    Audio is one of the most important aspects of a good video.

    You can get my free 94 minute video tutorial on how to Ace the Audio from my sig line!

    ;-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Fladlien
      Dave,

      Here's the easiest way to do it.

      Click on "audio enhancements" in camtasia (it's on the left near "produce video"). Then, there is a button to click to even out the audio. Technically it's called a compressor, but you can even it out with free settings. I usually use medium, and tweak it a bit. You can see how it changes the waveform to even out the audio.

      Also, while you're there, remove noise
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