Ctrl & X takes alot of time

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I'm experiencing a strange problem with editing a video.
Once I'm done with my recording of a lesson of my course, I then start editing it.
I'm using heavily the cutting tool, but at the beginning of my editing process the cutting function works fast - it takes less than a second to cut a section. But at the end of my editing this process takes a lot more time and I have to wait 15-20 second for a single cut!
I have tens cuts in my final video and I see that in my task manager camtasia is using 2 GB of ram and I'm using 80-90% of my total memory - I have 6 GB of DDR RAM.

Please tell me what to do?
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Ctrl X.  I'm not exactly sure why you just don't highlight the track, move the playhead and simply hit S.  That's the split function I use.  Once you split it automatically highlights the clip before the split, but you can click on any of the pieces and hit delete.  Then you're not putting the clip in RAM which after several Ctrl X's starts to slow the system down.  If you want to keep a split part for C&P, I'd simply split it and move the piece to your library as an asset.  but that's me.
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Also 6G of ram is very, very small in the video editing world.  Camtasia is really good, but it's not a miracle worker.  There is a reason video editing systems cost a lot of money.  CPU, GPU and RAM are gamechangers.  My basic system (for education editing) XEON 8 Core x 2 at 4Ghtz.  32G Ram and a geforce 950 with 4G ram dedicated video card.  That gets me solid, fast editing. 
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Thanks for the info - I will definitely buy more ram
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installing more RAM may or may not help

you did not specify how long your recording was; nor what are the clip dimensions

you mentioned only having a few cuts, but what about things like callouts, trensitions, etc?

I work with an i5 Lenovo laptop w/8GB RAM; I never experience your issues, even on long duration complex, heavily edited projects

as a quick test, try breaking the single project up into several short ones; does that help?

also, produce to AVI [or MP4 if best quality not an issue], then use the new produced clip to continue editing; does that help?
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The raw recording is 2 hours and the final is 50 minutes.
I do only cutting - the cuts counting go above 100, with no callouts, transitions and etc.
The clip dims are 1920x1080 and I edit them in the same dimensions.
I've upgraded my ram to 16 GB DDR 3, but still got the same problem ...
Currently I'm splitting the recording on 4 parts and copy/paste each in new project and then I cut them separately and currently I don't have the same issue.
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your "100 cuts" in a 2 hour project is probably the main culprit

you might try using the Library to hold the separate project sections; the Library makes it easy to work on the separate sections, then save the edited sections back into Library, and then assemble a final composite project

if unfamiliar with using the Library, you might watch some of the relevant tutorials hosted here ...

http://www.screencast.com/users/cookbookplusman/folders/HowTo

just search for "library" to quickly locate the appropriate tutorials
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Can you tell which tutorial to  look for.
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