Camtasia 9 - Crashing and running slow on big project - whats a good method to fix this?

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Howdy ho buckaroos, I'm pretty new to video editing. I'm a web developer by day, but I'm really grooving on Camtasia 9 and editing videos to promote my band. I understand technical jargon, but as for the mindset of video editing I am a noob.

I have a 11 minute song I created a video for and I have edits, opaque videos, imported gifs.. I have a lot of crap going on, and apparently Camtasia 9 will eventually get its memory bogged down and start crashing. So, the solution seems to be to remove a lot of those edit by splitting the video up into smaller parts - since its 11 minutes long, maybe 3 minutes a piece.

If this is correct, then whats the best way to go about this? take the audio and split it up into three different camtasia projects and then for the final version I just stitch the three rendered videos together?
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in my experience, it is very difficult to bring CS9 to its knees; with a half way decent PC, CS9 seems to be able to take whatever you throw at it

if you're consistently experiencing what you describe, it could be issues with your music clips?  are they variable bit rate?

you might want to contact free tech support and see if they can assist

your thoughts re breaking the project into multiple short segments is a good way to handle projects that stress the editor; the Library is an excellent tool to help with this

 perhaps this tutorial might still be helpful ...

How To Use The Library To Build Out And Produce Very Large Projects
http://www.screencast.com/t/2aJ7zDst2Ri
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This will definitely be helpful and something I will look at tomorrow. Right now I want to keep running. I spent 20 hours on this in the past 4 days and I guess I forgot to mention it but I do have an excellent computer. I have I think 2 gigs of video RAM as well as 24 gigs of DDR3 RAM in a 3 terabyte hard drive, I can blaze through everything fast. I have a lot of fast edits and layers and opaque going on so I think I just have an intense project. I'll check on your Learning Resource tomorrow and report back shortly afterward thank you

I'm very addicted right now and I literally cannot stop with creating. I haven't had this much fun in a long time and I'm rather surprised
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