Alternative to Camtasia that actually has 60FPS?

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I love Camtasia 9... for editing that is. For some reason you STILL can't render in 60FPS. It's 2017. What a joke. Anyway, I used to use Vegas but I hate it because to pan/crop stuff you have to right click it and do a bunch of silly steps when on Camtasia all you have to do is click on it in the preview and drag it. Is there any other program like this that's used by many so that there's good tutorials online? I can not keep doing 30FPS. 
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If you're looking for a screen recorder, you can look at these: http://elearningbrothers.com/top-10-screen-recording-software-windows-2017-updated/
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Jay Versluis

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OBS Studio. It’s free, does record 60fps, and handles Logitech webcams well (as in can record 1080p30 from those cameras, something Camtasia cannot do).

https://obsproject.com
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Brooks, Camtasia Technical Product Manager

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Camtasia 2018 added the ability to edit and produce videos at 60fps.


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Jay Versluis

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Yes for editing, but not for capturing - still puzzled as to why such a half-hearted implementation of 60fps.
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On Windows, you can set the capture frame rate to whatever you want; it's more of an "attempt to capture at this frame rate" setting. In Recorder's Tools --> Options dialog, type in 50 or 60 in the 'Capture frame rate' combo box. If you're running on a good-quality machine (dedicated graphics card and solid-state drive are very helpful here) and aren't trying to capture screen and webcam at the same time, you may be able to get well above 30 fps. There are a number of factors that affect how fast capturing can run , which is probably why setting it above 30 is somewhat hidden currently.

If you do attempt to record at above 30 fps, there is one gotcha (actually, true for any recording). TREC screen video is not constant frame-rate, so a low frame-rate could be the result of either low-motion content being recorded (i.e - typical PowerPoint presentation), high-motion content that recording couldn't keep up with, or some combination of both within the same recording. So to get an idea of what the maximum capture rate actually is for your circumstances, you should try to record high-motion content. Any low-motion sections in the recording will bring down the average frame-rate that Camtasia  reports as the "frame rate" for clips in the media bin / library.
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Jay Versluis

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How exciting - I had no idea, thanks for bringing this to my attention! I've often wondered how TREC actually works, I've always been impressed with the relatively small file size even on larger screens. I knew there was some magic happening behind the scenes :-)