Camtasia 2018 is horrible

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I ́ve payed 99€ for an upgrade with to many bugs. I can ́t use it. Crossover effects do not work, program crashed while put in animated annotations. i went back to 9.1.
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Hi Krein,

I'm sorry you're having a bad experience with Camtasia 2018. I too upgrade it and I personally love it. It sounds to me that what you are experiencing is hardware related rather than software related. There are a few system requirements that you need to meet in order to use Cam. 2018. I'll leave those below.


Camtasia 2018 System RequirementsCamtasia (Windows)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 (Required: 64 Bit versions only). (Recommended: Windows 10)
  • 2.0 GHz CPU with dual-core processor minimum (Recommended: 2.8 Ghz 6th Generation Intel® CoreTM i5 Processor with 4 CPU Cores or better or equivalent or better AMD processor)
  • Integrated graphics is acceptable however 4K and/or 60 FPS media will perform best with discrete graphics cards
  • 4 GB RAM minimum (Recommended: 16 GB or more)
  • 2 GB of hard-disk space for program installation
  • Display dimensions of 1024x768 or greater
  • Microsoft .NET 4.6.0 or later version (included)
  • Dedicated Windows-compatible sound card, microphone, and speakers (Recommended)
  • Windows N requires the MediaFeature Pack for Windows N


Feature-specific requirements (Windows) ›

Camtasia (Mac)
  • Mac computer with an Intel® CoreTM i5 Processor with 4 CPU Cores (Recommended: 2.8 Ghz Intel® CoreTM i5 Processor with 4 CPU Cores or better)
  • MacOS 10.11 or later (Rendering is not supported on external USB monitors)
  • 4GB of RAM (Recommended: 8GB of RAM or greater)
  • 4GB of available disk space (minimum)
  • Powerpoint Import requires PowerPoint 2016 for Mac
  • Playback using the Smart Player is supported on Internet Explorer 11+, Microsoft Edge (Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later), latest version for  Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, iOS 11+, Android 5+ (Latest Chrome required)

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With the exception of the i5 my computer meet the requirements.
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Hi Krein,

If you're having issues we want to hear about them so we can track them down and fix them for you. Have you opened a ticket with our Technical Support at for any of these issues? We're normally able to respond to tickets within one business day.

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Since yesterday evening i ́ve opened 3 Tickets. one is solved.
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Morten Vestergaard

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Hi, I also upgraded to Camtasia 2018 for Mac and it's extremely slow. On crossfades between two clips the playhead just skips over and it is not shown. I have a brand new Intel Core i7 3.2 Ghz processor and 16 Gigabytes of RAM, so it should be way more than enough. I am really disappointed with it. It almost seems like the old Camtasia 3 is better.. Come on guys, you can do better than that. I can run Final Cut Pro in 4K with lots of effects etc. super smooth, so why can't Camtasia, a much smaller and simpler program, not keep up. I don't get it.