Can Camtasia Record Higher than 30 FPS?

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How does one increase the recording FPS in Camtasia to more than 30 FPS? When I expand the options I only see 1, 10, 15, and 30 FPS as possible choices. I've tried to look this up via Google, but it appears that no one has ever had any problem changing the FPS to whatever they desire.
Am I missing something simple?

To be clear, I do notice a degradation in my capture and I suspect that it is being caused by my frame rate being prematurely capped at 30 when it could reach considerably higher. Prior to using Camstudio I used FRAPS and with FRAPS I was able to sustain an average frame rate of 55 (when I set the target to 60).
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Todd Johnathan Lasswell

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David M. Converse

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Hi Todd, simply type the frame rate you want into the frame rate box under Tools->Options in the Recorder.

Understand that for screen recording, your video may very well end up being WORSE at a high frame rate. If the computer can't keep up it will drop frames. Most screen activity can be easily captured at 10 or 15 frames per second.
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Todd Johnathan Lasswell

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Thank you for your response, David. I do not have the option to do this when I navigate to Tools -> Options in the recorder. From "Options" I can choose the "Input" tab which includes a drop down menu that allows me to set the FPS to 1, 10, 15, or 30, but these are the only choices I have--I cannot set the FPS freely.
In the second video on this page (http://bit.ly/uB5K) I think I see the option you expect me to have, but the menu on my recorder is arranged completely differently and excludes a majority of the content shown in that video. It almost appears as though I have an old version of the program but I have 7.1.1 and a quick reveals that that is the most recent. To be clear, I should also point out that my version of the program is registered and fully unlocked (as far as I know).
Any idea why my option may be missing?
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Hello Todd. You stated:

"I do not have the option to do this when I navigate to Tools -> Options in the recorder. From "Options" I can choose the "Input" tab which includes a drop down menu that allows me to set the FPS to 1, 10, 15, or 30, but these are the only choices I have--I cannot set the FPS freely.
In the second video on this page (http://bit.ly/uB5K) I think I see the option you expect me to have, but the menu on my recorder is arranged completely differently and excludes a majority of the content shown in that video."

First off did you try putting the cursor in the area next to the dropdown arrow and manually typing in a number? That should work as I just tested it. Let us know.

The video you viewed was showing how to setup your own YouTube HD Preset and it was made or should I say posted in 2009. Have you tried the Camtasia Studio 7.1.1 YouTube Preset that is already there?

Last but not least is there a chance of you making a short Video or some screenshots to show what you are seeing that we cannot see here? Let us know and I hope this helps a little Todd. Thanks for posting.

David I am not trying to put you aside or anything so chime back in if you have any suggestions.
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Todd Johnathan Lasswell

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"First off did you try putting the cursor in the area next to the dropdown arrow and manually typing in a number? That should work as I just tested it. Let us know. "

That worked! Thank you so much! I can't believe it really was that simple...
I'd swear this was one of the first things I tried...Oh well.
Thanks again.
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Your welcome Todd. Glad this information helped you out. If you have anymore questions always feel free to post them here and thanks for being a Member.

Fred.
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My current computer setup is

i7 3770k running at 3.8GHz
16GB of DDR3-1600 RAM
128GB SSD SATA3 (6G)
HD 7870 2GB
and with this setup, I can't even record something at 1024x768 resolution over 30fps...
What is going on?...

I've tried using x264vfw, xvid, loseless codecs, camtasia's codecs, etc.
None of them can record higher than 30fps, and the recording is choppy as hell.

Any suggestions on what's wrong?

My old computer broke down, but with that I used to get solid 40-50fps on a 60fps setting,
and now with a new and higher performing rig, I can't get better recordings....

Help.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
I can't record higher than 30fps... need help.
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Callie Mulnix

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I tried entering it manually but it changes back to 30... help!
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Matthew Mag Erk

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I'm having the same issue. I'm trying to record a game, and I can run it on high settings with around 150 Frames per Second, now when I start recording, it lowers me to 40 FPS and it just stays at 40. Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks!

Note: I have already tried changing the FPS in the box in the options from 30 to 60, that did not work.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Poor fps rate.


Poor fps rate. At a maximum frame rate of 30 recording movement on the screen is very poor. I had to record the screen in Quicktime and edit it in Camtasia to a good quality product.
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I also have a fast computer and trying to record a game. I can edit the frame rate box to 60, but it's not freely editeable. As a user you have to mess around quite a bit before it lets you change the number. I think refuses to allow all keyboard inputs as they would result in a framerate that is not allowed? Or it's just buggy.
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@Thomas: I tried with version 8.3.0 on Windows 7, and had no trouble editing the frame rate.  In Recorder's Tools > Options dialog, on the Input tab, I simply double click the frame rate field and type in the desired capture frame rate.  That's the way it's supposed to work.

For those having trouble, it would help to know which version of Camtasia Studio you're using (check the Help > About dialog), which version of Windows you have (Win7, Win8, etc.), and the dimensions and frame rate you're trying to capture.

Note that on Windows Vista and Windows 7, the [Tools > Options > General tab > Disable Aero during recording] option enabled can improve the capture frame rate.  With Windows Aero enabled, there's a cap just above 30 fps on how fast an app is allowed to capture the screen (at least with the BitBlt method).  By enabling this option, Camtasia Recorder will toggle Aero off just before capture starts (your screen will blank out for a second) and re-enable Aero after screen capture stops.  Having Aero disabled during recording removes the cap that Windows puts on the process, and a higher capture frame rate may be achieved.
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But after recording to 100 fps, how to produce movie of 100 fps? Thx
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Im a youtuber and like to record Minecraft. But I recently found out that camtasia is limiting my FPS and I can't change it. I go to    tools>options>inputs>then I type in 50 to try it and it still doesn't work! HELP!!!!!

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Read David O'Rourke's post just above.
I did not realize Camtasia could record more than 30fps until I read his post. I'm running Win8, tested it and it recorded at 60fps without issue.
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Yes, but could you actually export (produce) a video with a higher framerate than 30? It limits me to 30 and I'm not allowed to type anything greater than 30 in the textbox.
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To the best of my knowledge  the answer is no. Camtasia's timeline only supports 30fps.

 My personal opinion is that 60 fps is overrated, unless you are trying to play something back in slow motion. In that situation the extra frames are priceless.

Regards
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Well, most monitors run in 60fps, and so does most games that display on those monitors. I'm into sports and I tried to mix in some recordings in camtasia but can't export anything useful. Even mouse movements are jerky compared to how they really look on my screen. (I can record fine at 60fps, just not produce)
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Im on a mac using Camtasia 2.8.2 and I cant find the "Tools" tab... I can change the frame rate but it can't go above 30! Can someone please help?
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@Dillon

Camtasia for Mac cannot currently record higher than 30 fps.

To access the frame rate settings in Camtasia for Mac go to Camtasia 2 in the menubar > Preferences > Recording. Note the drop-down menu for "Screen Frame Rate."

-Glenn
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Make Camtasia Studio support exporting in 60 FPS.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Will Camtasia Update to a higher 60fps threshold?.

I was just wondering when will Camtasia Studio 8 will update to 60 FPS. I am not trying to rush anything, I am just wondering.
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I am a mac user, I have found where to change the fps. But it will not let me go above 60? I dont know if you can on a mac but I really want to. I have a Youtube channel www.youtube.com/user/themininggansters So i want to record in 60fps for my channel but Idk
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Please enable 60fps!! Camtasia is the first and only editing software i feel comfortable with but my youtube channel demands more..... PLease..please...please update/upgrade to 60fps  ASAP...Thanks.... 'Joey's Room'
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How to make Camtasia run better then 30 FPS.

I can't seem to record my gaming videos better then 30 FPS, Eg: Minecraft, when playing the game I lag loads and that makes my gameplay alot worse, which means less views on YouTube and I want to up it so I can play with confidence? Anyway to customize it? I got the latest update of Camtasia Mac.

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