Everytime I do a cut or a split a black screen appears for 1-2 seconds

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Hello ! .So I started editing a video for my friend and now,everytime I do a cut or a split, a short time like 1-2 seconds it's a broken black screen like you can see a little bit of the video but it's everthing is black for 1-2 seconds than it's normal.Can anyone tell me what to do? By the way,using Camtasia studio 8
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If this started occurring after you've been editing for a relatively long period of time.

Try saving the project. Closing Camtasia and reopening the project.

Camtasia 8 is a 32bit program.It cannot access a lot of RAM memory. So the longer you edit a project.Or after you've applied a lot of edits. Whichever comes first. RAM memory becomes saturated and the editor slows down and can become glitchy.

Saving your project and restarting Camtasia clears out most of that memory.Giving you a fresh start so to speak.

One precaution, the program no longer retains your previous actions in the project.So the ability to Undue  previous actions are lost. Other than that, you can continue to edit and change anything you want. I just thought I would mention it.

Regards,Joe
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I edited with this software for a long time,never got that problem but some days ago I started editing clips for a friend and the clips he sent me everytime I try to cut or split it turns black or rainbow for a second or more.The intresting part is that if I edit something else,like recording with the camtasia recorder it doesn't have that bug.Could u give me a skype or discord so I can show you the problem or just give me some email so I can send screenshots 
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Okay, well. If the footage is from another source. You can probably fix the problem by running the footage through a video converter.
Sometimes it's the codec used to capture the video at fault.Camtasia doesn't read all of them and Cam 8 hasn't been updated in years. So newer codecs are unusable.
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The video is already mp4 i don t know eat should i convert it in, also i don t really know ehat codecs are can you explain me more?
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So, in a nutshell. mp4 is a container format.

The container format is a definition of how the file metadata and data are structured, excluding how the video is actually encoded (which the codec determines). The container file holds the metadata and compressed video data which is encoded using the codec. The container format is also more generally called “the format”, and is reflected in the file’s extension. Common container formats include .AVI, .MP4, and .MOV. Container formats can be paired with different codecs that influence what devices and programs the file will be compatible with.

In short, not all videos are made alike.

Converting a video from mp4 to mp4 using a video converter. Can create a video with the same file extension mp4........However, it can utilize different codecs that are compatible with Camtasia.

A program like Handbrake or VLC media player. Will usually convert the video so that it becomes compatible with Camtasia using default settings.

Handbrake is one of the better converters and it’s free, but not that intuitive. https://handbrake.fr/

Here’s a video with basic instructions.


VLC Media player is another free option. https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

If it were me, I would use Handbrake. I'm not sure how well VLC works. It's just another option to consider.







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Omg sir you helped me you are a genius !!!! Thank you so much you saved my life . I don't really know how could I thank you.You don't understand how happy I am.God bless you sir and have a beautiful day.