Camtasia screen recording doesn't show render bar in Premiere Pro

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I record with Camtasia on a custom aspect ratio at 1920x1036 that's for After Effects window, when I make tutorials, I export the screen recordings and bring them in to Premiere Pro where I create a new sequence which is 4096x2048 (2:1) and when I place my exported screen recordings on the timeline some of them doesn't get a render bar (see screenshots for it), Anybody knows why is that? I also just tried to set up a new sequence in 1920x1080 and same thing happened.
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In the recorders tool bar settings.
Is capture layered windows selected?


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can't find any option for that. Camtasia 2020, latest update.
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So I see, I didn't realize they removed that option.

I fired up Premiere Pro and Camtasia 2020.0.2

I started pre-rendering a 4K video on a 2K monitor.
I was recording with Camtasia at full screen and the recorder kept crashing.
Which may or may not be to be expected? I don't record myself using Premier Pro.

Anyway, I made the recording window smaller and captured the render progress window.


So, I'm not sure what to tell you?
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damn! 

well what I did for now is that I selecred that clip with no render bar above it, exported it with premiere pro, got no errors, imported the exported version of it and now i got the render bars.... Nothing really changed but I wanted to play safe and not get an error message when i export after like 4 hours of editing...
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next time i think i'm gonna record everything in Camtasia with the 1920x1080 aspect ratio and upscale it in premiere pro even tough i will have to keyframe the screen capture as i move around in the 4k space.
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A graphics card drivers update might help.
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Just to clarify. I believe what storok is reporting here is that they record a sequence of actions using Camtasia. I have no clue what a "Render Bar" is, but I believe what is being said is that during that recording, there isn't anything known as a "Render Bar" that is not being recorded and captured by Camtasia. 

If I'm understanding correctly, what is happening is that after they complete the recording using Camtasia and create an MP4 or whatever from the recording, they are inserting that rendered recording into Premiere Pro. And after it ends up in Premiere Pro, they are expecting to see Premiere Pro present a Render Bar but that isn't happening for some reason. 
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That is correct:

If I'm understanding correctly, what is happening is that after they complete the recording using Camtasia and create an MP4 or whatever from the recording, they are inserting that rendered recording into Premiere Pro. And after it ends up in Premiere Pro, they are expecting to see Premiere Pro present a Render Bar but that isn't happening for some reason. 

The RENDER BAR is that yellow line that you can see on the screen shot I uploaded and when it's green it means smooth playback, yellow is still acceptable and red means that you should render out that sequence before playback. But as the screen shot shows there is no bar there which means when you export that clip you could get an error message. I exported mine and everything was good with it but wanted to know what causes the issue?
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I'm guessing one of the Camtasia devs would have to pop in on this to give any sort of honestly coherent guess as to why that happens. About the only thing I might consider suggesting is to try rendering a small Camtasia project using different settings and then inserting each render into Premiere Pro to try and establish any common clues as to what Premiere Pro dislikes or doesn't seem to understand.
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Hey storok,

I misinterpreted your question. I thought you were looking for the pre-render progress bar I showed in my screenshot above.

The render bar your looking for. Doesn't have to appear when footage will play back in real time.

The Yellow bar warns a preview "May" drop frames. Caution, you've been warned.

Red means it will not play back in real time.

If you  pre-render the footage like in my screen shot. The yellow and red lines turn green upon completion .

Sorry for the confusion {:>(

Regards,Joe
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I thank you for the comment and care Joe but the thing is that i get NO bar on top of my imported camtasia clip and that can lead to an error message when i export that clip form Premiere Pro.

My last 2 camtasia recordings i exported from Premiere Pro were without any error messages but it makes me nervous not being able to see that line on top of my clip because i know that it's not normal.

For now my workflow is: importing the Camtasia recording to Premiere Pro, no render color bar on top of it so i export the clip from Premiere Pro before touching it. Import the new version back to Premiere Pro and I get the render bar above my clip.
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I defer to my favorite Premiere Pro Expert. Let him explain what the render bar actually represents.

This guy is a top tier Adobe Troubleshooter. Made his living fixing broken or troubled project for the experts.
He knows more about Premiere Pro than most people ever will.

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I can't tell you what was wrong with your files. The render bar is not a means to troubleshoot that aspect of a clip. It is what it is.