Camtasia 9 already outdated for newest assets??

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I have Camtasia 9 and trying to upload a lower 3rd. It indicates that it's only compatible with the newest version. Am i doing something wrong here or do we no have access to the online library assets with the Cam 9 version? I truly hope that's not the case, because I've barely owned this program 9 months and now appears to be outdated.
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Jenm

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Unfortunately the Camtasia 9 assets have been moved here.
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Mal Reynolds

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It's not outdated; you still have all of the assets that were available to you when C9 came out. Anything that's on the link that JenM provided will still work.
It's just that with C2018 a new, additional feature came out which allow you to access a much larger array of assets. However the assets only work with C2018 and a subscription to the library,as discussed here. This is a completely new and separate product which comes at its own price, but it only works with C2018 and higher. Whether it's worth it, and who it might be worthwhile for; these are issues that have been discussed extensively elsewhere.
But the key point is that C9 hasn't become unusable as a result of this; it's just that if you want the newest assets, those are a new product that you need to pay for. (Not least because while the lower thirds were probably developed in house, the majority of the libraries cost Techsmith money to provide.)
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Mal Reynolds

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I assume that you mean as part of a C2018 bundle since the assets need the new Library system; that seems like a good idea to me.

In one swoop they'd get rid of a lot (not all) of the complaints that 2018 contains too few changes to be a "real" upgrade since it would at least come with at least a year's worth of extra assets, and at the same time might get a few extra users hooked on the library who might otherwise have been put off by the upgrade /subscription cost.
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hey Joe, I would guess [?] that if the subscription contains assets that are 60 FPS dependent, that could be one reason?

just a WAG here
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The framerate isn't shown in the Camtasia library, but if you look at the corresponding videos on the Storyblocks site you'll see that they're 30fps. There may be some 60 fps ones in there but I've not encountered them yet. And out of curiosity I went through quite a few when the thing was released.

The bulk of the content is stills, so that's at 1 frame per however long you put it in for. 

Lower thirds don't have a frame rate as such, just a requirement to compromise your aesthetic taste. I don't think it's 60fps as such that is the problem, or certainly not enough of a problem to stop the assets being used in C9.
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Even then, I have a strong computer which certainly helps.
I've  placed 60fps footage in Camtasia 9 that plays just fine. Render times increase but that's normal.
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I wasn't really thinking about 60 FPS clips per se; I was thinking that maybe some of these assets might be Library sequence assets based on 60 FPS editor setting [for CS 2018]; TechSmith has warned not to load 60 FPS editor-setting projects into CS9; I don't know what would happen as I've not tried doing so myself

as I said, it was just a WAG; I don't use these types of assets at all, nor do I use the free ones that come with Camtasia