Can you rasterize videos in Camtasia?

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In Photoshop, you can choose elements and rasterize them all together into one flat item without layers. Can you do the same thing with groups somehow while editing to reduce lag if you are working on a big project Instead of exporting the project into mp4 and then creating a new project to enter it? If it doesn't exist, it would be extremely helpful.
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Unfortunately you cannot,

In Premiere Pro you can pre-render select portions, any or all of the timeline for smooth timeline playback.
You can also lower the resolution of the playback window "Canvas area" to accomplish the same thing.

It would be great if Camtasia would adopt both of these features.However pre-render is my favorite.Watching blurry playback is not ideal.It works well for the timing of most complicated animations because your more concentrated on movement than focus.

If you are going to export video to mp4.
 I suggest switching to TechSmiths Screen Codec 2. It's not a lossless codec but the audio codec is. The video is of a high enough quality that it will reproduce without any noticeable degradation in most cases.

Regards,Joe

 
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Thanks for the informative answer, appreciated!
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Glad I could help.

That video I used to create the previous image was stereo.
 I just realized that the default profile for audio is set to mono so you may want to change that.
I haven't exported an avi since my computer crashed a month ago. I had to reinstall all my programs from scratch and lost all my custom settings.

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oh this is weird having default on mono.

Something else I was wondering but don't care much if not fixed. While I am editing and want to watch the edited footage, it lags incredibly when it goes from one item to another, making it impossible to know if my editing is 100% correct. I am great at Camtasia 9 and know most things about it so it doesn't bother me much since I have the experience to know what goes well, but it becomes a bit frustrating sometimes.

Is there any way to reduce the lag so I can watch my editing more smoothly? I have 64bit PC too, so needless to say on Camtasia 8 it was crashing every 10 minutes, having a pretty good computer too. At least now everything has improved and I am happy about that.