Camtasia using 100 percent of cpu

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I use camtasia 9 pretty much every day.

I have a powerful i7-8700k processor, but camtasia uses the whole thing, making my pc unusable whilst rendering (makes it very, very slow).

True the processor finishes rendering super quick compared with other processors ive had, but is there a way to use say 80% of the cpu , or lower its priority so its more of a background process rather than the CPU's main focus.

Another option, I have a very good graphics card, is it possible to render using the GPU rather than the CPU...

This would solve my problems.  its about 40 minutes per day of rendering which would be awesoem if I can work effeciently whilst camtasia does its job :-)

PS. I am using windows 10 pro.
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Camtasia 2018 will use the GPU when rendering; CS9 cannot
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No, there are no custom CPU or GPU settings you can change for rendering.

 

You could render your video/videos “Batch Render” at the end of the day. Have the computer shut itself off when they should be done. Leaving plenty of time for the videos to finish would be crucial.

Camtasia doesn't have a feature that can shut off the computer for you.

So you would need to shut it down through other means.

Windows Task Scheduler would work.

 

Regards,Joe

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Thanks Joe I just upgraded to camtasia 2018 to make use of the gpu render, should help me a lot as the gpu does hardly any work on my machine.
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Well, you can disable and enable the GPU. But you cannot use it exclusively to render videos.You will still be using the CPU.
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Yup, now testing on the same video I rendered before.  Its is much faster and only using 45 percent of the cpu and 50 percent of the gpu, my machines still works as normal which is exactly what I wanted.   Its pretty awesome the difference , not sure exactly how much faster but definetley seems at least twice as fast with out any slow down.

Thanks for your help guys :-)