Part 2: Say What?! A Guide to Camtasia Sound

While there are plenty of presets for both video and audio in Camtasia, mastering manual adjustment is extremely useful. My last Camtasia blog outlined the use of the presets, both when and how to use them. Today I’ll walk you through some of the finer points of manual adjustments to Camtasia sound on your timeline.

Before we get started there are a few things you should know about audio waveforms as displayed in Camtasia.

The higher the wave, the louder it is, and the lower, the quieter. The green line running through the waveform is the volume percentage of the audio at that exact time. It always defaults at 100%, playing the audio at the imported volume. Camtasia does not provide an equalizer or audio meters, so there is no solid way of knowing if you are clipping. As a rule I use the track itself as my audio meters, and try not to have any of my levels exceed the track height.

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