Camtasia Studio 8 Windows10

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I need t o know if Camtasia Studio 8 is ready to use in 64 bit Windows10?
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You can install and run Camtasia 8 on a Windows 10 computer that is has a 64 bit operating system.

Just install it the program like any other.There's no special instructions. Or anything unusual that needs to be done.
 
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I use Camtasia 8.6 on my 64-bit Win10 Pro PC -- so: yes, absolutely.
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I know this thread is REALLY old, but...IT'S NECRO TIME!

Anyone running 64bit windows 10 having issues with Camtasia 8? I've got it on my Home, and School computer, both on Windows 10, both having some real stability issues with this program. 
I thought the problem was my school computer being an under-powered i3 with just 8 GB of RAM, and integrated graphics; but my home machine is an i7 (8086K) with 16GB of ram (still integrated graphics), and I'm getting the same issues:
  • After about 3 minutes of capturing the webcam during a screen recording the audio and video are no longer even close to synced. After about 10 minutes the webcam is completely frozen. 
  • During editing the program routinely freezes--I've noticed it happen on my i7 any time the processor hits above 40%
  • Video rendering routinely errors out. I've noticed this happens when camtasaia hits anything over 2.2 Gb of RAM. The only way to produce a video is to split the .camproj files into 2 minute long pieces, render each one separately, and then make a new .camproj file with all the slices together, and re-render it to make it one video instead of many. 
I know that integrated graphics is NOT ideal, but the same problems persist whether I have hardware acceleration enabled or disabled. (And regardless of if I render if software only mode or not). 
I've also run other rendering programs/done stability testing, and everything checks out. MemTest also passed with no bad sectors in my RAM. 

I absolutely LOVE Camtasia. It's by far the best sweet spot of powerful and simple to use. But, this workflow is really unmanageable. Are there some special settings/tweaks I can use to have a smoother experience? 

I've not noticed any of these problems on my much older, and SLOWER windows 7 rig.
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I have Win10 Pro running an i7 chip (at 3.4GHz) with 32GB of Ram, and I still use v8.6 -- but the Camtasia results vary depending on the project.

The issues do not appear to be related completely to complexity or video clip size:  I have had 20-minute audio podcasts bomb out in mid-render, while experiencing no problems compiling a 90-minute program from 80-100 source clips, some of which were 2GB in size.

I've been told that the issues arise from the 32-bit limitation on memory use (i.e., even with 32GB of RAM on a 64-bit machine, a 32-bit program isn't able to take advantage of the space) -- however, I don't know if this is the main issue or if there are internal problems that were corrected in later versions.

Due to reduced import/export options in the newer versions, I have not upgraded Camtasia -- even though I'd like to be able to correct video color, brightness, tone, etc. and to address audio issues all within one single program.  Instead, I continue to use Vegas to color correct, Audacity to apply noise reduction (or other filters) and rely on Camtasia 8.6 to assemble/master.  At some point I may just give up and switch over to Hitfilm and simply pay a la carte for any add-ons that I need, since Camtasia seems unlikely to move in the direction for my needs.