Camtasia 9 32-bit Version?

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At the Federal Agency where I work, about 80% of employees have only 32-bit machines. They aren't expected to be converted over to 64-bit for at least a year. Any option or plans for a 32-bit version of Camtasia 9?
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Just my two cents about this. What you state is very interesting, because most of the video editing software (serious and professional software) run in 64 bits. Why? because you have access to all the memory and with 32 bits, you only have access to 4 GB of RAM. oh surprise! That is, only 4. So many laptop makers (in the past), as a marketing tool, they sold you a 32 bits laptop with 8 GB RAM. Wonderful, you have wasted the money, because with a 32 bits operating system you only will access to 4 GB. Is like if I sell you a flat, with 8 rooms and you only can access four, because the other four are closed with a lock.

SONY VEGAS did it some years ago, they finally stopped to produce video editors in 32 bits.

However, all government people, Federal and non Federal, use old fashion computers, obsolete and  probably they won't understand what the hell is 64 bits?

BUT, many professionals in the video editing industry will ask you for a 64 bits version, because it makes the system reliable and fast. Now Camtasia can access all the RAM, it renders faster, it is smoother, it is a jewell.

So what about a Camtasia 9 Lite?

Lite versión for old computers, in 32 bits, with basic options.

The product range should diversify to Camtasia 9 Lite (32 bits for customers with low profile computers)

and the actual one, Camtasia 9 Premium (64 bits for customers with more up to date computers)


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I understand the benefit of using a 64-bit system over 32, I'm sure our IT department does as well, but it takes a lot of money to convert and replace thousands of laptops, which most Federal Agencies don't always rank as a top priority. As I said before, we are starting to upgrade to 64-bit machines, but it'll be a slow process and usually happens when an older machine breaks. Even then the max RAM given is only 4 Gigs with the newer machines.

In the mean time, it would cause a work stoppage for our Camtasia developers with 32-bit systems if we upgrade to Camtasia 9. So for now or until everyone is upgraded at my agency, we'll not be upgrading to Camtasia 9. Which may not be a bad thing, as I'm sure there are a few bugs to work out, as there often are with a new product release.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Camtasia Studio 9 will not run on 32-bit.

Camtasia Studio 9 will not run on 32-bit
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I need camtasia studio 32 bits.

i have a laptop of 32 bits and i need how to download camtasia studio for 32 bits
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do you need to purchase & download Camtasia for 32 bit Windows?

CS 8.6.0 was the last 32 bit version released

I would contact TechSmith sales and inquire how to buy the older version
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The debate about the 32 bits version, is very easy to understand since a professional point of view. Professional editors, use Professional 64 bits software, with Machines running a 64 bits Windows, because it is more realible, faster and you can produce high quality videos with better results.
The jump to the 64 bits, was something Adobe did long time with Premiere, and VEGAS also some years ago.
The problem here, Camtasia, and the problem with VEGAS some years ago, is the same.
Many non professional users, replied they needed the 32 bits.

When I say non professional, I mean people having a hard workflow of post production with a lot of videos.

Many people using Camtasia come from the "presentations world", they have just jumped over the video presentation with a background from PowerPoint... for example.

The solution is (for people needing the 32 bits), to purchase the older version, because you using an older computer. And start to think that in several years, your next computer must be 64 bits.

Modern, fast and reliable computers run in 64 bits. Camtasia 9 is thought for those computers.
People needing to use a Camtasia that run in old machines... need the 8 version.
I bought a computer in 2009, and it was running a Windows in 64 bits...
Now that computer is old...
Thinking about 32 bits... is thinking in 2006, 2007 or 2008... more or less, or perhaps in very low profile computers.
A modern video editor cannot work in a computer from 10 years ago...
We have to be realist. As simple as that.

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Sorry.  There are currently no plans to offer Camtasia 9 as a 32-bit version.

Video editing is one of the most stressful things you can do with a computer.  Trying to run a modern video editor on older 32-bit hardware can be an exercise in frustration and patience.  The memory limits of a 32-bit application come into play if you're trying to edit with large dimension video or images, or work with complex projects.  This leads to sluggish performance and instability due to hitting the memory limits of a 32-bit application.

We realize that not everyone has a 64-bit machine.  I do empathize with those who are stuck on older 32-bit machines.  Perhaps this can help you build a case for IT to upgrade your machine?  I guess that depends on your organization, budget, etc.  I'm biased of course, but I think you'd have a solid argument for an upgrade if you use Camtasia for your job.  We've done our best to deliver performance, stability, and workflow improvements with Camtasia 9.  These translate into time savings which quickly pays for the cost of the upgrade.  But that's for you to judge, of course.

We do continue to support Camtasia Studio 8.6.0 for 32-bit systems.  If you buy a license for Camtasia 9, you will receive a key that will unlock version 9 and earlier versions as well.  So you could use this key to unlock Camtasia Studio 8.6.0 now.  When you eventually get upgraded to a 64-bit system, you can use that same license key to install and unlock Camtasia 9.x on the newer system.
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Thank you for your prompt reply. I appreciate that you believe Camtasia 9 will work best in a 64-bit application, and I'm sure you are correct. However, for smaller videos, like tutorials that I create, 32-bit works just as well. Even Captivate later released a 32-bit version of Captivate 9 a few months after initially releasing the 64-bit only version. I imagine it was because they realized they had thousands of customers who only have a 32-bit system, and shouldn't be expected to upgrade their entire motherboard/CPU at immense expense just so they can use the latest version of a software application. So while you may be correct that 64-bit may be the best environment for lengthy or very complex videos, I imagine it could also be just as beneficial to use the latest Camtasia 9 on a 32-bit system for less complex or short videos as well? Just some things to reflect on.

As for the Camtasia 9 license being backwards compatible with 8.6, why would anyone purchase the extra $100 to upgrade to Camtasia 9, if they have a 32-bit system and already have 8.6 on their machine? Why would anyone buy Camtasia 9 at full price, and be relegated to using 8.6 only because they can't afford to upgrade from a 32-bit system, or their employer doesn't have the means to upgrade all their computers immediately.

One benefit of not being able to upgrade to Camtasia 9 until all the machines at my agency are upgraded to 64-bit, is by then there should be numerous bug fix updates applied to Camtasia 9, so at least we wouldn't have to deal with those up front. Silver linings, I suppose.
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yes  i need  Camtasia 9 32-bit Version   
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yes  i also need  Camtasia 9 32-bit Version!
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Dave reply was fine, I think the official reply about 32 bits was not well understood. Perhaps we have a misconception problem and also a language problem. Let's explain this with examples.
First of all, 32 bits machines are not old. They VERY OLD. I have a 64 bits machine from 2009... and I consider this old... a 32 bits machine... I think that would be (with all my respects) a dinosaur. Really I don't want to sound unrespectful, I am only trying to compare.
Lifetime in computers is like in animals, a dog don't have the same life expectancy as a human being and a laptop or a PC don't have the same life expectancy. Now we can start to talk about how angry do you feel for those 3000 bucks you paid for a high-end laptop that now do not value more than 100 bucks, today, but that is life in technology.
But I still need Camtasia 9 in 32 bits version.
Okay, what is Camtasia 9?
Camtasia 9 is a Porsche Carrera 4S.
And what is Camtasia 8.6?
Camtasia 8 is a nice Mercedes

Okay, but I want my Porsche Carrera 4S (Camtasia 9) eat the same fuel as my Mercedes!!!
Sadly, that is impossible.

Okay... but I love the performance and the speed of that wonderful Porsche Carrera 4S! and I want it get the same fuel quantity as my old Mercedes!

That is technically impossible.

And what may I do?
Buy a Mercedes (Camtasia 8.6) or think about upgrading to a car with better performance Porsche Carrera 4S (Camtasia 9).

The good news:
Modern computers are all 64 bits. Most of the new computers are made with 64 bits processors, and the default Windows, be 8, be 10... it is offered in the 64 bits version, so most of the modern computers, will run perfectly Camtasia 9.

But no, we want a very old computer run perfectly modern software. Impossible.
Impossible for Camtasia, Impossible for Photoshop CC, Impossible for Indesign CC.

That is impossible.

And what are my options in that case?
You have the same options SONY VEGAS users had, and the same options Adobe Premiere users had. They were forced to use older versions, for their olders computer. As simple as this.

And why?
Because modern software, need a modern operating system, 64 bits based, leveraging all system memory. And that in video is more speed and performance.

Example: I want 1 million dollars. And that is impossible, unless someone want to donate :D
In that case my pockets are opened and I will start to beleive everything is possible.
Cheers
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Hello camtasia programmers can do the camtasia v9 for 32 bits is that I love that version a lot and most of us have 32 bits is going to do a lot of work and frustration but it will be worth not? Plis porfa do it for 32 bits too
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how about skin, may be convert 9 to 32bit aplication is not a plan. but how about convert camtasia 9 skin to may be camtasia 8.8/8.9 for 32bit. i love to use camtasia 9 skin in my camtasia 32bit version :(
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i installed windows 10 32bit and it will the best with camtasia 9 skin. :(
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How can I use Camtasia license in 32-bit O/S?.

Hello, I bought Camtasia license today, but when I started installing program, I saw a message that Camtasia 9 requires a 64-bit O/S. And I found that you have no plan to offer Camtasia 9 as a 32-bit version.I use Windows 7 32-bit O/S in my company. Then what should I do? Can I use another Version that is working in 32-bit O/S or can I get refund? There is no meaning that I can't use your program in specified computer.

p.s. I'm sorry for my poor English skills.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I have download Camtasia for 32-bit Windows 10 but when install give msg require....

How can i install Camtasia on 32-bit windows 10?. Pls help me
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why is camtasia only 64 bit?.

I tried running the installer, but it said 64 bit only. WHY :(
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9 ist nicht besser als 8,6 sogar noch Schlechter ist
 
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But what Camtasia is doing is very WRONG, they should at least Indicate on the Download Page where it says WINDOWS and MAC that it will only work for 64 Bit OS, I just finish wasting 270MB+ of Data now downloading a 64 Bit Camtasia that didn't end up working, So annoying... Like what they do here on Minisoft Group, they tell you what version of OS it is compatible with.
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Why do you think that those external devices will not work with Windows 10 ?

I also have an old scanner and an old HP printer and they work perfectly fine with Windows 10 ( 64 bit ). When you load windows 10 it looks for Drivers that work with your plugged in devices and updates what is needed for them to work.

I did have a friend who's printer did not work but we were able to go to the companys website and download a new printer driver manually and run the driver update and the printer went to working.

What makes you think that your devices will not do the same, that is, work with Windows 10 ( 64 bit ). It is Backwards compatible, maybe not as well when it first came out but by now most companies have updated there drivers to support using Windows 10 ( 64 bit).

I doubt that TechSmith or any company is going to create a 32 bit version because it is just not cost effective to develop as the industry has gone to 64 bit pretty much.

I wish there was a simpler way to solve your situation.

If you  are wondering if your hardware will work, just to be sure, find a friend with Windows 10 ( 64 bit ) that is very computer savvy  and plug your device into their computer, reboot if necessary, and do what is needed to make it work, then you can be sure.  
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Because I've already tried to make them work but unsuccessfully! I really tried! I've been trying since Windows 7 64 Bits issue, but no chance!
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I think that at some point you need to bite the bullet and upgrade everything. I agree with Bob Lewis that there's a performance benefit but there's a more critical issue which will bite you eventually.

At present you're in a situation which is like someone in the early 2000's holding onto 16 bit hardware and software; at some point the world moves on, and you may one day find that a Windows 32 bit update has screwed up your ability to use your hardware even on 32 bit. Don't think that this sort of thing hasn't happened before, incidentally.  For example a couple of years back MS unilaterally decided to disable the old SecuROM DRM system on Windows. That meant that users who had software which used that system suddenly found that their software would no longer run.

If MS pulls the same sort of stunt with any of the Windows internal code that affects the drivers for your ancient hardware, you're suddenly going to have a brick on your desk because it's pretty certain that the manufacturers will no longer be writing new 32 bit drivers for hardware that is over 20 years old.

MS won't be dumping 32 bit Windows 10 any time soon because all other things being equal a 64 bit O/S takes more memory than a 32 bit one does. Windows still need to run on low spec machines so 32 bit Win 10 will be with us for a while. However it's worthwhile noting that MS has already stopped making 32 bit versions of Windows Server because really, 32 bits does not cut it for a server these days. The memory per application limits alone are far too restrictive.

Similarly rendering video is not something that should really be done on a low end machine and most people who are doing it will be on 64 bit, which is what the vast majority of desktop Windows 10 sales are these days. For Techsmith to make a 32 bit version would be investing a lot of time and effort for the benefit of a rapidly shrinking number of people. And frankly that time and effort is needed elsewhere to move the product into the future rather than clinging on to the past.

The workaround, as per Dave O'Rourke's post above, is for people who are stuck on 32 bit for the foreseeable future to use the last version of Camtasia 8. As I have noted elsewhere, I was massively underwhelmed by the C9 upgrade; it struck me as being C8 with 64 bit, a couple of relatively minor changes and a funereal low res interface. The thing that made it worth the price of admission to me was 64 bit which has improved rendering speed noticeably if not blisteringly. But you can't use that anyway. That being the case, 32 bit C8 is still a perfectly workable product solution; it's still good at what it does and will certainly see you through until you can shift everything up to 64 bit.
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I think that at some point you need to bite the bullet and upgrade everything. I agree with Bob Lewis that there's a performance benefit but there's a more critical issue which will bite you eventually.

At present you're in a situation which is like someone in the early 2000's holding onto 16 bit hardware and software; at some point the world moves on, and you may one day find that a Windows 32 bit update has screwed up your ability to use your hardware even on 32 bit. Don't think that this sort of thing hasn't happened before, incidentally.  For example a couple of years back MS unilaterally decided to disable the old SecuROM DRM system on Windows. That meant that users who had software which used that system suddenly found that their software would no longer run.

If MS pulls the same sort of stunt with any of the Windows internal code that affects the drivers for your ancient hardware, you're suddenly going to have a brick on your desk because it's pretty certain that the manufacturers will no longer be writing new 32 bit drivers for hardware that is over 20 years old.

MS won't be dumping 32 bit Windows 10 any time soon because all other things being equal a 64 bit O/S takes more memory than a 32 bit one does. Windows still need to run on low spec machines so 32 bit Win 10 will be with us for a while. However it's worthwhile noting that MS has already stopped making 32 bit versions of Windows Server because really, 32 bits does not cut it for a server these days. The memory per application limits alone are far too restrictive.

Similarly rendering video is not something that should really be done on a low end machine and most people who are doing it will be on 64 bit, which is what the vast majority of desktop Windows 10 sales are these days. For Techsmith to make a 32 bit version would be investing a lot of time and effort for the benefit of a rapidly shrinking number of people. And frankly that time and effort is needed elsewhere to move the product into the future rather than clinging on to the past.

The workaround, as per Dave O'Rourke's post above, is for people who are stuck on 32 bit for the foreseeable future to use the last version of Camtasia 8. As I have noted elsewhere, I was massively underwhelmed by the C9 upgrade; it struck me as being C8 with 64 bit, a couple of relatively minor changes and a funereal low res interface. The thing that made it worth the price of admission to me was 64 bit which has improved rendering speed noticeably if not blisteringly. But you can't use that anyway. That being the case, 32 bit C8 is still a perfectly workable product solution; it's still good at what it does and will certainly see you through until you can shift everything up to 64 bit.
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Thanks so much for all your kind comments. It's like smartphones and Android SO running on it... we give up some apps, like WApp, or buy a new device suitable to the new Android SO versions. I'd rather keep my Core 2 Quad and the Windows 10 32 Bits. In case I need to run Camtasia Studio 64 Bits, nothing better than a dual boot machine, running both Win1032B and Win1064B, what is easy for me to do. See you, dear friends. Bye for now.
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Very Bad . Not Run 32-bit . It is only one 64-bit support
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I was surprised at this restriction, especially from a commercial company. 32-bit systems are VERY common, and the download link at least needs to show a distinct 32-bit alternative. Also, as a software developer with US patents relating to multi-terabyte databases on 32-bit systems, i can say that it IS possible to make full use of the available RAM -- it just takes a little more programming.
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do you want/need 32 bit Camtasia?

you can download version 8.6 here ...

http://www.techsmith.com/download/oldversions.asp

you can use a valid CS 9 key