Camtasia Fails to highlight pen cursor when drawing using Windows Ink

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Hello, I'm encountering a problem where camtasia fails to highlight my pen cursor when drawing using Windows Ink. I've linked to a sample video highlighting the problem.

Also, I'm slightly creeped out, because there's a voice at the beginning that sounds like it's saying "Oscar". I most definitely didn't say that, and I'm all alone in my office with no-one else around. Who ya' gonna call TechSmith?
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I'm running a Wacom Intuos,

which is basically what the Wacom Bamboo turned into. So I don’t know if it’s possible you’re having software issues because the Bamboo is becoming antiquated or not?

Are you recording to .TREC and adding the highlight effect in the editor?

Because here’s what I did. I recorded a short screen cast as a test. I don’t normally draw in one note but I do have one note. I drew with use Windows ink enabled. And then I drew some more with use Windows ink disabled. I opened it up in Camtasia and added the highlight effect.

The cursor follows along with the drawing in both instances without any issues. It doesn’t freeze up or anything like that.

 However, the cursor is slightly ahead of the pen drawing itself. I’m assuming that’s a characteristic of one note. Playback and real-time you don’t notice it at all. It’s just noticeable when you have the video frozen on the timeline and the cursor is slightly ahead of the drawing.

It’s possible that you may need an update for your graphics drivers. Other than that, I’m not sure what else to tell you.

I suppose you could check for updates to your bamboo software. But they quit making bamboo so long ago I don't know if there would be any available or not? It's worth looking into anyway.

Regards, Joe

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I to am using a Wacom Intuos 5 and am not seeing a problem.

My line of thinking it is your bamboo tablet.

You don't say what model bamboo you are using or what OS you are running so if you are running Win 10 it could with the bamboo drivers.
They where of the legacy times and don't play well with Win 10. The Win 10 Anniversary update did a job on them.

If you haven't updated the bamboo drivers, try that.

I did a quick look and here is what I found for the bamboo.

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Here is also a article that may lead you to a solution.

All said and done if you are on Win 10 you may need to think about a newer tablet :(


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Hi all, 
      Thanks @Dubie and @Joe Morgan for your replies.

      I decided to try to replicate the issue on my Lenovo Yoga 720 Laptop (I tried in both tablet and laptop mode) along with my Bamboo Ink Stylus (

      I did download the latest drivers for the stylus and for windows 10 just for good measure. Same result. 

      Here's the video of my follow up test.

       Thanks everyone for your help!