Camtasia Sync and your favorite UE software

28 Sep 2009 - 10:12pm
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This group has had great feedback in the past, here are today's

I'm using Camtasia, captured audio/video of user testing on my PC
laptop. In reviewing the files, I see that they are all out of sync -
the audio seems to be ahead of the video. Has anyone had this issue?
Is there a way to avoid it or fix it?

Also, then, what is your favorite UE software for UI testing? I've
had reasonable luck with Morae in the past, but wondered what others
use and like.

Thanks for your input!


29 Sep 2009 - 7:16am

I'm not sure how extensive your UI testing procedure is but Silver Back seems to serve our purpose extremely well.

The site has a 30 day trail and is eventually just $50! It works on a Mac too. Best of all, it creates a mov file not locking you in a proprietary format only!

Hope that helps!


29 Sep 2009 - 10:41am
Adithya R

Hi, I along similar lines, I was wondering if anyone knows of a UI
testing software that can capture video of the screen, microphone
input (users voice) and audio output from the test machine. I found
that this is a pretty hard task, especially on a PC.
Any suggestions regarding this?

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30 Sep 2009 - 4:05am
Harry Brignull

Janna, loss of sync is a common problem on many screen recording apps. Are
you using a PC that meets the minimum spec for Camtasia? Are the drivers up
to date? Have you tried reducing the screen resolution to 1024 x 768? You'll
notice audio is still synced with the screen recording but not the webcam -
so you may find it less distracting if you export the video without webcam
footage in the corner (I'm not sure if you can do this in camtasia though).

Adithya, a while ago I put together a list of apps here: check out the comments too.
best of luck


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