Camtasia 9 100% Disk Usage

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I still use Camtasia 9 because I'm used to it. Camtasia is running fine and dandy until I put a media into the timeline (note: not in the media bin, the timeline). If I delete it off the timeline afterward it still has 100% disk usage. It uses 100+ MB. It will stay that way for the rest of the session.
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if you are also keeping the same project loaded, the clip deleted from the timeline will still be in the bin; delete there by right clicking bin and choosing remove unused media; or, close the project

also, CS 2018 looks/behaves just like CS 9
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I know how to remove media from the media bin. But even after doing that it will still have 100% disk space. The problem occurs when I put something from the media bin, into the timeline and for the rest of the session it uses hundreds of megabytes of disk space.
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if you remove the media from the bin; save the project; exit Camtasia; relaunch Camtasia, reload the project [now missing the deleted media], is the space recovered?
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Once I close out that session the disk space recovers.
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Here's what you need to understand.

The media bin utilizes disks to obtain media. But it doesn't add anything to it. The only time you can add anything to a disk is by rendering a video, taking a screen shot or export audio. You have a technical issue that needs addressing.

Here's an example. I placed a lot of media in the media bin.Roughly 250 random video clips and audio files. This is Camtasia 9.1.2I took a scrolling window capture of the media bin and placed all the thumbnails in an image for you to see them first hand.
I have a 3 hour long .trec on my timeline. My disk usage reads "Zero" in this image. See what I mean?

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I deleted my previous post,

 On second thought. Your post makes no sense to me. Did you mean to say RAM utilization is at 100%? Because that would make more sense.

Adding media to the timeline increases RAM usage.

How much RAM does your computer have?

The following two scenarios below. I find to be unlikely.  But I'm throwing them out there anyway.

You could be eating up Disk space through virtual memory. But only After RAM memory is Full. And your C-drive would need to be all but full. Under a computer managed virtual memory, this might not be even possible?

 

 Or you yourself configured your machine to utilize more of your c-drive for virtual memory. Which is also very slow memory compared to RAM, and not recommended.  RAM is full and virtual memory has filled your C drive.



As I was typing this I had another thought.
There's a possibility you have a Virus  or some Malware. 
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I have 8 GB of RAM. My C drive is not almost full, I have 370 GB out of 930 GB left. My settings are the same as the picture except for the
"Recommended:" is 1913 MB
and the
"Currently allocated:" is 4352 MB.
I'm not sure if this is bad or good.

I also run MalwareBytes every once in a while and I have no detected malware/viruses. I don't seem to have a problem with anything else on my computer (except for OBS and Streamlabs OBS using too much CPU when I stream) so I doubt it is anything to do with my RAM or C Drive.
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You have something very strange occurring. I don't know what to tell you.

Tech support probably does.

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Regards, Joe

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Fixed: The fix was that my resolution was stretched (from previous gaming) and that seems to be what was causing the disk space usage and the lag. I switched it back to 1920x1080 (native) and it runs smoother than ever.