hi guys, i have a question, please help me

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i know Camtasia can be set to record 60 fps, but it seems like all the rendering options force the output to 30 or below. I am genuinely looking to render at 60, so I'm hoping there is a codec or setting I'm overlooking. Under custom production settings, it actually looks promising because setting the AVI frame rate to "Automatic" reads back 60 under "Details", but proceeds to make a 30 fps file after all. Am I missing something, or is it just not possible?
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Mal Reynolds

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This almost needs to be a sticky FAQ posted at the top of the forum.
No, Camtasia cannot be set to record at 60fps. Camtasia 9 cannot do it, Camtasia 18 will not be able to do it.
Camtasia 18 (but not Camtasia 9) will allow you to edit in real 60fps using 60fps media brought in from other sources.
Camtasia 18 will be available on June 19th.
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Actually you can force Camtasia to record at 60fps. It should probably be  a sticky FAQ that you shouldn't.
You can  type 60 in the recording window for frame rate.This is a image I made for Camtasia 8 years ago.

However, you won't get a true 60fps capture.  A TechSmith employee told me that a few months ago.
I never caught it because I never really tested it.Or used it for that matter, other than to see if it worked years ago.I recorded a game when he told me.The recording froze at times. It even played backwards a few frames at times, stopped and jumped forward.It was pretty bad. But it was 60fps if you checked it's properties. It just wasn't worthy of using for anything.
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You're quite correct, and I had seen the posts that you refer to. My reply was more based on the unfortunate reality of:
"Yes, there is a control in there which will make it look like you are recording 60fps, which will then cause you to yell blue murder when you realise that you really aren't (because if you were you wouldn't have repeated frames and all the other fun stuff described above), and therefore I'm going to tell you that you can't because you really can't, even if the control misleadingly tells you that you are."
My personal preference would be for them to remove that setting until such time as they offer actual, genuine 60fps recording, which ain't going to be in THIS release.