Hi All, i have just been editing a video for 10 hours and now that i am done, Camtasia Studio 8 stopped responding, i left that for the night and it is still the same, i have not saved work so dont want to close it. BTW i am on windows 10. please tell me how to fix it
Is the program responding to mouse clicks? If so, try going to Preferences > Advanced and setting the Hardware Acceleration to "Use software-only mode". While you're in Preferences, make sure that Autosave mode is enabled and that the save interval is appropriate. That way your worst-case scenario in the future is that you'll lose a few minutes of work. FWIW, I keep mine set to 2 minutes.
If Camtasia is completely unresponsive and you can't even shut it down normally, you'll have to use the Task Manager to close it. If you have autosave enabled, most of your work should be preserved.
All I can add to bnystrom is that you should do a manual save every 30 minutes or so (set a timer). Autosave normally overwrites the previous save (should allow for some number of autosaves). What if your autosaved file is unresponsive? On a related note, do you have a UPS? If not, one glitch in the power can ruin your day. Nothing hurts like re-doing your work.