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Camtasia Studio 8 – Advanced Editing and Publishing Techniques by Mathew Dixon, Claire Broadley

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Recording voice-over

Before we begin, we must choose the ideal audio format for our video.

About audio formats

In Camtasia Studio, we can record audio in a wide range of formats and choose from a comprehensive list of attributes that determine the quality and file size.

The format we select will alter the available attributes in the Audio Format drop-down list. However, note that compressed audio formats, such as MPEG Layer-3 (also known as mp3), may degrade quality. Compressed formats are ideal for use when the recorded file must be kept to its lowest possible size. When producing a video, it is unlikely that file size would be a major concern, so we will achieve better-quality results if we select the uncompressed audio format, PCM. PCM is stored ...

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