How do I lower the quality/resolution of the preview screen?

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Using Camtasia 9. Every time I make a cut in a video (even if I have only imported 1 video, and made 1 cut in it) the preview screen lags as it plays over it, making it pretty impossible to edit anything effectively using this program. The audio seems to be fine and continue along, but the picture lags. I have already tried everything suggested here - https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/203729208-Camtasia-Windows-Playback-in-timeline-appe... , however nothing has helped.The simple solution to me would be to lower the quality or resolution of the preview screen. Can someone please explain to me how to do this? Getting slightly frustrated that a program I have paid a lot for doesnt do what it says on the tin - allow you to edit videos! Any help hugely appreciated.
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What kind of files? How much RAM on your computer? If they are camtasia files or MP4, You may have e issues. Definitely with .MOV files and AVI files. My laptop has 16 gig of ram and and pretty high end video card . I still have occasional issues. I did find that having every file for the project in the same location also helps. You may have already tried these but I thought I'd mention them. It is generally, compared with other more professional editing software, laggy. I've used it for three years and I find that if I edit on my system drive and it's already over 2/3 full it slows way down. It's a 1 TB drive. I finally bought a Samsung T3 500 gig SSD Drive. Really fast and stable 170 dollars. Fast write speed has really helped.
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Definitely a problem with .mov and AVI files. The only time this happened to me was when my C drive was to full and I didn't use a separate hard drive. I bout a Samsung T3 SSD Drive. Much faster. I've found d that the recommendations for this program are inadequate. Like many media programs. I use 16gb of memory and it's been the only set up I haven't had issues on. Also if I had all project related files in one location it helped as well. The T3 drive was 170 dollars. Well worth it.