Camtasia 2018

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I wonder if Techsmith realizes that many people use their product for more then simple screen capture?

I have the Adobe products but truth be known Camtasia Studio is just far simpler to use and in general contains the small subset of additions, transitions, etc, that anyone I target would need.

So where does this bring us?

Moving forward Techsmith seems to continue to think that adding features that people need in 2018 and forward don't need or want.

60FPS seems crazy to need right? I mean how many people need that for a screen capture? Well if you are a gamer and have spent oodles on a video card that runs at a fast rate you sure do. If your like me who uses Cantasia to edit short movies and vids them at 60FPS then you prob do. So moving forward is likely people will want 60 not 30 which was fine 10 years ago but now is just dated.

I bring that point up because it has been decided to not pursue this feature. There are more but I don't want to crate a book here.

Is Techsmith more concerned about cross platform compatibility then features people need? No question gamers aren't heavy Mac users. So is this feature being set aside because it can't or not deemed useful across all the platforms?

OK so Techsmith I would like to know what your roadmap of features for 10 are? I don't expect any inside info here but you most certainly can generalize on what the next version may contain.

Thanks for nice product.. now its time to make it great.
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Joe Morgan

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I'm almost positive Camtasia 7 could record at 60fps.

Camtasia 8 and 9........ Absolutely can record at 60fps. You just type in 60 instead of using the drop down menu for frame rates.
The best option is probably record directly to AVI.

 Although you could record to .trec and extract the contents from the media bin if you wanted to. There are a couple of advantages to that.
Like recording a Microphone + System Audio.
And Recording a Webcam.


As far as editing goes, you still need a program that supports 60fps footage.

However, according to TechSmith. Their working on that already. When it will be released is unknown at this time.
 
 
Regards,Joe


https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/import-edit-produce-60fps-video
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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We are indeed working on 60fps editing, because as david points out, we know people use Camtasia for more than screen recording. 

Unfortunately, contrary to what Joe points out, you will not get real 60fps recording just for typing it into that box. 
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Actually , I think I see what you mean now. I recorded a video game as a test. A first person shooter.
There were anomalies. It was 60 fps.Every frame was different. However at times, the video went into reverse for a couple frames and moved then moved forward from there.Odd.
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I'm curious if a valid test of this would be to simply record perhaps a total of three seconds of video.

If recording at 60fps is possible, I would think that would result in 180 frames when looking at it using an application that understands that frame rate. But if the 60 is just something that doesn't really happen even though the dialog allows typing 60 in, I would then expect a total of 90 frames.

Assuming it actually does 60, does it also allow going higher? Say... 120?
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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Unfortunately, you'll get 180 frames, but there will be many duplicates. I'd love to take the credit for this already working, but I want to be honest with you all that we are not yet getting as many FPS, especially under load like while playing a game, as you would probably like.
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please improve the green screen effect & some optimization video preview. because when i drag a 60fps file it lags a lot, cant even able to see more than 6-7 sen because it start lag
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Hello Paul, will the Camtasia 2018 that is stated to be released on June 19th will support 60FPS editing? can you give us any spoiler? thanks :)
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I just purchase the 2018 b/c of the 60fps recording and editing ability on the ads - but it can not figure out how to record 60fps!!! It still said 30Fps - now I see the above comment I am freaking out! I should not get exciting to purchase!! I don't need your editor to do 60fps - it is useless as most pro use Adobe Premiere - I need to screen recording to record 60fps so I have the smooth source video to edit in PR in 60fps to match my DSLR which also shoot at 60fps! Please help me figure out or is this just bad marketing!!!!! 
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Unfortunately, TechSmith never claimed the screen recorder would record at 60fps.


If that's the only reason you purchased version 2018 you can get a refund.

https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/115007350548


 What is your refund policy?

Desktop Software

TechSmith wants you to be satisfied with our products. If, for any reason, the software you receive does not meet your expectations, you may return it to us within 30 days of the date of purchase for a refund of the product price.

Regards,Joe

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That's right- just to be clear, v2018.0 has 60fps editing, but not recording; you're not missing anything.
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Any editing software in the planet of earth can do 60fps editing - this is just a very minimal standard. People use your software is for ease of screen capture - which is where to get the source of the 60fps video to edit with. I only use your screen capture feature and edit in Premiere. What do you recommend I can get  60fps screen recording from if your own software cannot even do that to begin with. BTW, I am a decent size YouTuber, you really don't want me to give you the first review of your 2018 version that is very bad - I don't have time to go tho the stupid refund process - it is wasting my time. Your advertisement is misleading. 
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Sorry you felt misled; that definitely is not our intent. A lot of customers have 60fps content from other sources (phones, for example) and wanted to edit that in 60fps, along with animations like Behaviors.
Certainly we understand your desire to get 60fps recordings, but they wouldn't have been very useful without 60fps editing and production, so that had to come first.
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While I'm glad to hear the slow rendering time has been addressed, the marketing promo is not clear what happens to current Camtasia 9 users. Is this just an update, or is this going require paying for another version? 
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it is a "new" major version
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Is this just an update, or is this going require paying for another version? 
If you watch the above video, you'll learn TechSmith is charging $99 for upgrade if you purchased last version more than 30 days ago. 
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Thanks for the information.