All of the drives used for media and storage are SSD and the PC waaaaaaaaay faster then what is supported by camtasia.
Reinstalled everything with u t d drivers.
Tried switching graphics to standard and legacy mode but still no luck.
I can't even upload anything cause the rendering crashes the PC.
Using "Software-only Mode" yields better performance(while still ) than using my 2 RTX2080ti's and these are backed by a i9 9980XE and 64GB of DDR4-4200 RAM.
I did switch back to the 2018 version and the overall performance doubled but still not any good since my last PC Build i7Extreme came in at better encoding and editing speed not to mention that these HDD's are m.2 and thus way faster. On my Laptop things seem a bit smoother i7 and nvidia GTX1070 and 16 GB of Ram.
As others have said, I don't think the last two versions are worth the Money.
Please also refrain from using inappropriate language when posting on the community forums (I deleted the swearing from your post).
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I hoped to solve my problem by buying a relatively powerful desktop (i7-8700 @ 3.7 GHz, 64-bit 16GB RAM, NVidia Quadro P4000 GPU). My problem stays the same as it did on my 4 year old laptop - FREEZING AND SLOW EDTING. My rendering is blisteringly fast, but I can't get to that last stage. Almost every change I make to the project (audio fade, add annotation, add animation) causes a halting, stuttering progression of frames - except that on this brand new, out-of-the-box computer, after I close Camtasia my audio continues to stutter, even in Spotify! I have to reboot the computer to keep working.
Dear Brooks, with all due politeness, I agree with the other posts that this piece of software is falling way short of our expectations. I won't bill you for the cost of a new computer that I purchased SOLELY for doing editing work with Camtasia. My previous "tickets" with Tech Support didn't get me very far at all.
To the other readers, if you have any recommendations for alternate software, please let me know.
When I talked to a tech guy the other day he proceeded to explain to me how Camtasia is trying to find the perfect balance between CPU and GPU so don't get your hopes up on that program ever doing what other programs can do.
Here lately Camtasia has been crashing my whole computer see install files do not install all the way there is a problem with that as well all in all I think in my honest opinion that the software is Just Junk and that's all there is to it.
I do like the functionality of Camtasia I really do, that's why I purchased it in the first place! but the constant issues and losing work is not something I want to keep doing, with all the processing power that I have,( and my computer is a core I9 extreme with 64GB of DDR4 RAM and two of the RTX 2080 TI graphics cards) There is no reason why the system should not be Speedy but yet it's lagging, lagging to the point where I get tired of working with it.
I get constant freezing hitting the spacebar sometimes it will take forever to start playing again and yet Camtasia takes no responsibility in the matter. Of course they would rather blame something on you rather than taking responsibility themselves.
Funny how I can open the same video files in my Magix video Pro-X that I use otherwise and I have no issues whatsoever with speed stopping and starting and everything works flawless using that same video file in Camtasia not so much.
I edit HUMONGOUS files and 13+ tracks and complicated animations all the time, some of which are an hour long — I upgraded because the new features really are cool (if the editor worked good enough to use them).
I've been using Camtasia since 2005 but I'm really considering shopping for a replacement. They still don't support USB mics (like how in the freaking world does a screen capture program NOT support USB mics). Kinda seems like they threw a bunch of bells and whistles on top, without figuring out some much needed improvements under the hood.
If you have the same issue, open the Help menu and click Technical Support. It will freeze while it attempts to load the DLLs, and may even crash. Check the CamStudioDiag.txt file that it creates, or if it crashes, check the Windows Event Viewer. Both may report the same file: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\FF_VFW.DLL. This is a codec file, but it is not always necessary. You could reinstall codecs to get it back, but we just closed Camtasia, renamed that file, and started Camtasia again.
We went from 85%+ processor usage in Camtasia 2019 down to less than 1% while editing. It still hits 25-30% when generating a video, but NOTHING like it was before! Certainly something to try, or a way to point in the right direction.
The best workaround I've found, if updating to the latest video drivers for your GPU doesn't do the trick, is to run the files through Handbrake, as was previously suggested, with a compression ratio that results in a similar file size to the original file. Then Camtasia seems to be able render them in the editor with very little to no stuttering, even on low-end machines, and if there's a visible difference in the final result, I can't see it.
This is, however, a workaround that should not be necessary. Sure, if this were Version 1.0, but not at this late stage.