Cuts Increasing Ram Usage?

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It seems to be that the more cuts I make in a project the higher the ram usage becomes. It's affect is quite noticeable. The first few minutes of editing are very quick, but once I get up to 10 minutes or so it's very, very slow. I've also noticed that my ram usage went from approximately 300kb to 900kb from cutting my footage. Is there a way the mitigate this?

Also, I've noticed that when I open a project, and then open another project, it continues to use ram from the previous project. I.E, if I open a project that's 300kb in size, and then open the same project again, my ram usage goes up to 600kb. That's pretty horrible.
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Joe Morgan

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Yes, cutting increases RAM usage. If you save your project and close Camtasia . Then, restart Camtasia and re-open your project, will free up some RAM memory. Just make sure you are satisfied with your project first. Undo's are not saved when you close Camtasia.  

The best thing you can when you are done with a project is save your changes, close the project.
Then, Close Camtasia and restart it. This will clear the RAM Memory associated with your previous project.

Regards, Joe
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to add to Joe's suggestions, you can also periodically produce your project [at its current state and without interactive content like markers, etc] to AVI; then, use that new AVI to start a new project; then you can continue on with editing; you will then find editor performance to be once again very fast

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