HEAVY preview lag basically unusable

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I am having a huge issue with camtasia 8 where the preview window is so choppy and laggy its impossible to edit a video past this point. I HIGHLY doubt its my system with as i just built it. Specs are i7-7700K, 1080 TI, 32gig of ram SSD as C: where Camtasia is of course. so there is no way its running out of memory or something. 

Is there a fix here? I googled it obviously and it appears that cam 9 has the same issues so there is 0% change i would upgrade with this issue.
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Mitchel Carver

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Posted 1 year ago

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kayakman, Champion

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in my experience, Camtasia 9 does not experience preview lag like CS 8 did/does.  my system is a modest i5 laptop

suggest you download the CS9 30 day free trial and check for yourself

lag issues are often caused by excessively edited projects and/or incompatible media on timeline

if you produce to AVI or MP4 and then use the new clip in a project, does the lag continue?
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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One of the key differences between Camtasia 8 and 9 is that 8 is 32-bit and 9 is 64-bit. If you're dealing with large files v9 could be the solution. I'd recommend the trial like Kayakman suggested. You can also make use of our free technical support and open a ticket at https://support.techsmith.com

-Glenn