How do I change the capture frame rate in Camtasia 2.10.5?

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I need to change the capture frame rate, but I can't find how to do this in my version of Camtasia. The tutorials all seem to show a 'Recordings' menu which I don't have. 

I'm probably missing something obvious ... can anyone help?

Thanks!
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The recording screenshots you see are in Camtasia Preferences, 

When in Camtasia, hit command-,  (hold command and then press the comma)
This will open Camtasia Preferences, then click the record tab.
the setting you're looking for is on that tab.

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Well I wondered the same thing, and thanks to Jack for the tip. But just 30 frames a second? I sure hope that that will improve in the second coming of Camtasia, but don't really think it will.
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Brent - re the 30FPS max:

I do think I've heard that 60FPS it on the radar for the developers, but I don't think we'll see it for a while.

You're not the first person I've seen mention it, but personally I've yet to grasp the benefit.  I've usually gone the reverse direction - I lower framerate to try to reduce the size of the captured and edited files. But admittedly, my recordings have been how to use business software, where the only moving thing is the mouse cursor.

Would you mind sharing your thoughts on this?  Is high FPS primarily desired for gameplay recording? 

- Jack
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Only that I grab my screen recordings at the maximum size, 5120x2924 pixels. When moving from one end to the other in the editing, or zooming, the movements aren't as fluid as I would like. I am pretty happy with Camtasia, but the smoothness in this respect sometimes isn't top notch. I am, however, open for reviewing my own editing techniques.

And no, my recordings are far more boring than gameplay recording :-)-
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Hmm, that's interesting. Are you saying the movement of the mouse cursor on screen isn't smooth, or are you saying that your experience during editing is choppy?  If the editing experience is choppy, how does the finished product turn out?

I ask that last question, because I did a test video with a bunch of transitions and found that my computer could not 'keep up' in the editor when I played it back, however, when I rendered/exported the project, the transitions looked fine.  Your feedback has me wondering if you ran into a similar issue as I did.

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