Camtasia 2020 and Blender

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Camtasia 2020 can not work nicely with Blender (including older versions).  Using Blender with GPU and Camtasia 2020 either in software only mode or using video card GPU, both will crash recorder after a few seconds in Blender even just sitting there doing nothing.  Completely useless situation.  Only way I have got this to work is to start Camtasia, start recording screen, then launch Blender, then switch Blender to Cycles to use GPU and then Camtasia recorder will not fail.  However, after recording is finished, back to Camtasia but timeline won't play until Blender is completely closed down.  Unuseable. 
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Joe Morgan

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I don't use Blender.
From what I understand, Blender can suck the life out of a computers resources .

I don't know what kind of CPU and/or computer/operation system you're running.

Using windows settings, you could restrict the number of cores Blender can utilize. Freeing up some processor power for the recorder.
Provided the CPU is strong enough to run Blender in that configuration.

 Blender may have settings to help you as well?

Regards,Joe
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Sorry guys I don't really have a solution for that but couldn't help myself but wondering, would the same problem exists when using Cinema4D? I'm in a crossroad to decided which one of them to start with thats' why. Hope you find a solution to your problem.
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If you have a good strong computer, I doubt Camtasia's recorder will drag it down.
It's not a resource hog in general.
And 2020 can record in mp4 format, which should free up even more resources.
However, if you want to zoom in to show detail, I'd stick to .trec.
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I may have a bit of a lead on this. I'm finding when I turn off auto save in camtasia, the crashing or stopping of recording is less frequent, perhaps even avoided altogether. Will be doing more testing and report back. Blender still must be fully shut down before camtasia timeline will play. I figure this is a pretty big problem because a lot of people, including myself, make blender tutorials so this needs to be solved, at least in my case.
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Yeah, I amended my post.
Some people have reported problems with autosave. I've never encountered any issues myself.
Running Camtasia and Blender at the same time may be to much for your system.
Whats your specs look like?
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Elliott

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My specs are all pretty high. Definitely higher than my previous computer which worked fine with camtasia and blender. I'm going to continue to try every combination of factors I can think of and will report when I have news. I'm not overly knowledgeable about computers, average I guess, but perhaps if I solve the issue, even in a roundabout way, it may be helpful for someone using blender and camtasia and having a similar problem. Thanks.
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Do you happen to know whether Blender worked with Camtasia 2019 on the same machine?  I just installed Blender v2.83 and recorded it with Camtasia 2020.0.3 and played it back without any problems. (I don't know anything about Blender so I wasn't doing anything interesting with it, just clicking around.)
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Updated Post.......
I accidentally linked a you tube of lower resolution version of the Blender movie Sintel
Sorry about that.
The large Dragon will terrorize small children and melt down the average computer board I suspect.
"Through the process of rendering that is"



Some people use Blender 3-D image renders to stress test a Computer build or cooling systems efficiency.
A very large image can take 10+ minutes render? Depending on the image and computer.

Projects like this movie are pretty intense.

I haven't looked around for new Blender produced movies in years, I think its high time to time to take another look around.

Obviously, you can do less intensive things in Blender.