Camtasia to YouTube - Best Practices

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Having just upgraded to Camtasia 9 - my son and I are working on some gameplay videos for his new YouTube channel.

We are using Action! Gameplay recorder to capture the raw video and then he is editing within Camtasia.

Over the weekend - my son put together (what I feel) is an excessively long video and attempted to use the Share (To YouTube) feature - which resulted in a very painful 3 hour upload that did not complete once it hit about 70%.

Clearly we have some learning to do. Does anyone have a list of optimum worklfow settings that will carry from recording the raw material to editing and rendering in Camtasia ?

I am assuming for best HD experience on YouTube - we should be targeting 720p when he starts his game recording?

Also - is it better to edit and render the project in Camtasia first - and then upload to YouTube as a separate process. I am not seeing any value in the Share function whatsoever if the render/upload sequence is dying at 70%.

Appreciate any tips from the field.


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Hi Bruce - Although I can't address the specifics of your situation, I always keep those operations (render from Camtasia and upload to YouTube) separate, that way if something goes wrong, I have a sense of where things are breaking down. Also, I want to have full control over the upload process so I can add descriptions, annotations, cards etc. and fully test it before I make it public. You might be able to do some of that through the Camtasia upload process, but it just seems to make more sense to upload on YouTube.

That's my 2 cents.