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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How can i install Camtasia on 32-bit windows 10?. Pls help me