Choppy playback

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Hey! I have a problem with my Camtasia! When I click on the button play, my videos are playing slowly, there is a lag, this is a choppy playback. I would like to know how can I have a smooth playback please? Sorry for my poor english i'm french
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kayakman, Champion

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choppy play in the editor indicates that your system may not be powerful enough for the project you're working on

try producing; play should then be OK?
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I have already try to share my video and when I play it this is a smooth playback, there is no problem.

But the problem is to make the montage with my choppy videos :/
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it seems as if your source clip is causing the issue; try this ...

with just the raw clip[s] on timeline, do no edits, produce to AVI

use that AVI in a new CS project and do your edits

does that work?
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What type of video are you trying to play back?

Is it a screen recording captured with Camtasia, or is it footage from another source?

If it's from another source what is the format of the video MP4,AVI,etc.? Does the frame rate exceed 30fps.

Regards,Joe
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It's footage from my camera. The format of my video is MOV and the frame rate is 29fps.
Elise
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try using something like free Handbrake to convert the MOV to MP4; use the MP4 in Camtasia

does that work?
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Well, I will try this! Thank you!
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Generally, I've found this can be improved best at the system level. For example, if you are on a laptop, you are pretty limited to the graphics power of your system (both CPU and graphics processing). On a desktop PC, a good graphics card (like gamers use) with plenty of on-board RAM (like 8GB or so) makes a DRAMATIC difference in Preview performance in my experience.

Are you using Camtasia 8 or 9?

- Lon
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I'm using camtasia 9 on a laptop.
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I've had the same issue on the Mac side. The best solution I came up with was to set your properties so that the canvas size is the same as the imported video while your editing. You can change it on export if needed. Hope that helps. I know the frustration.