Tried it, but when I select 1280 X 720 p, the frame rate automatically drops down to 10 FPS thereby giving a very substandard output. Any thing else I need to take care of before selecting
Only at 800 X 448 p it remains at 30 FPS
1. Good lighting is a must (for any webcam)
The better your lighting the less work the webcam has to do.
2. Turn off ALL auto settings in your camera settings.
The more processing your camera has to do it can result in lower quality and frame rate.
Take the time and manually adjust your setting for your lighting situation.
After doing some research, Your camera also has a gaming download which gives you more advanced setting.
Here is a Youtube vid that may be helpful (not mine)
He is using OSB Studio for recording but may still help with Camtasia.
Lastly, If you are on Windows 10 and have got the Ceators update
there is a camera app that supposedly works good with your webcam
for stand alone recording.
As far as the webcam goes, White balance is the biggest tweak required for me.I'm in a room lit strictly by daylight.It's cloudy outside at the moment so it's not brightly lit.
I only unlock White Balance and slide it to the right because the temperature is always way to cold on auto white balance "Blue"
Warm it up,and the rest pretty much takes care of itself.In a dark room under lighting I'll turn up the brightness and turn down the contrast.But if your in a room and can let outside light in . You shouldn't need a lot of lighting in most cases. Well, not if your using a Logitech 920 like mine anyway.
Any way you slice it....
Without a high powered CPU and GPU.
Simultaneous 30fps recordings from both the webcam and the screen recorder, may not be possible.
What does you computers specs look like?
Just a query, have a 24inch 1080p monitor, where the full screen is recorded along with the webcam. Will this be an issue.
Also just came across a video where the youtuber was trying dual webcam capture on OBS. He was facing similar issue of quirky videos. He had plugged in both webcams in front USB slots, when he split the two, one in back slot and one in front, his videos improved.
My setup earlier had my blue yeti in front usb slot and webcam in behind, had changed it both in front slots lately and the problems started, both in camtasia and in OBS. Now changed back to old setup, my OBS became normal again, but still some quirkiness seen in camtasia recording.
Will now try your suggestion
CPU speed: 3.2 GHz
CPU cores: 2
- CPU Cache: 3 MB
TechSmith has Tech Guys you can talk to for free, maybe they can suggest a tweak and prove me wrong.
I would contact them if I were you.
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The i5-6400T 2.2 GHz Quad Core or i7-6700T 2.8 GHz Quad Core would
be much better.
Here is Techsmith's min. requirements page
As joe says, Support would be the best route to go with this.
Thank you for your response and further suggestions.
Had already gathered from the comments and responses I had received in this group as well my Udemy group, that I would have to workaround this issue. But your response gave me a wholesome insight of why this was not working
my post contained screen shots of the screen capture properties 1080p and the Webcam.
However, your question nudged me into testing Camtasia even further.
So I gave the recorder a true workout.
1. I recorded dual monitors. 3840 x 1080.
2. Premier Pro with a video playing. Premiere Pro is a computer resource demanding program.
3. Logitech recorder 1280 x 720 at 30 fps
Camtasia recorded both streams flawlessly. I created a video for proof. I was going to offer to share the project files. But the video is 1.46 GB and would take a long time to upload.
The camera driver affects what is shown in the settings dialogs under Recorder > Tools > Options > Inputs tab > Camera settings section. In my case, I was using my laptop's internal webcam, and if I set the dimensions to 1280x720, the frame rate was set to 10 fps. I thought Camtasia was doing this, but it turned out to be the camera driver making those changes.
During development of Camtasia 9.0, we did discuss adding a limit to the webcam frame rate and/or dimensions, for the reasons I mentioned earl (preventing corrupt recordings due to overloading the CPU). I thought this was the implementation we went with. But it turns out that we found a way to drop frames when the camera encoding cannot be done in real time. This is a better solution than a fixed limit because each system has different performance, and so we'd like to record the best quality possible, given the performance of the PC.
If you find that you are not getting a smooth camera recording, here are some things you can try:
1. Use smaller dimensions for the camera video. Smaller dimensions = less time spent encoding each frame.
2. Use a lower frame rate for the camera video. But don't go too low Lower fps = less frames to encode each second.
3. Close other applications that are not needed during recording. Check Task Manager to see if anything is consuming a lot of CPU.
4. Record using a phone or hardware camera that saves to MP4. Download the MP4 to your PC and import it into your project. This is obviously a workaround, but it's often a good choice as phones have pretty good cameras these days. A side benefit is that you get a second audio track, so you can choose which sounds better and is sync'd better when you pull the MP4 into your project.
Hope this helps.