How do I solve problems related to editing GoPro's videos?

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I'm having some problems editing videos that come from a GoPro. I converted all the videos from .MP4 into .AVI with GoPro Studio. Then I put them in Camtasia and when I play one of them , it 's not fluid. All the videos were made shooting at 50 FPS. How can I solve this problem?
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Fabio Saracino

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Joe Morgan

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Hello there, it's not fluid because the editor is dropping frames from your footage.

The camtasia 8 timeline only supports up to 30 FPS. It also has a maximum resolution of 2048 X 2048 pixels.

Camtasia will,

A.    Drop any frames above 30 frames per second from your video.    


If you're using one of the newer GoPro cameras that shoots 4K footage.

B. It will resample your video down to a maximum resolution of 2048 X 2048. Which will make it look very bad.

For these reasons,  Camtasia " For the most part" is incompatible with a lot of GoPro footage.

Unless the footage is 30FPS or less. And has been shot at resolutions lower than 2048 X 2048. "1920 X 1080 or lower would work without issue"

Regards, Joe

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Fabio Saracino

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Thank you very much Joe. Unfortunately this is a point against Camtasia and I'm really sad about it. 
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Rick Stone

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Perhaps it will help to know that while Camtasia does do better support for "video" recordings, it was never intended from the onset to be something that would rival Adobe Premiere Pro (or even Premiere Elements) or other real video editors such as Pinnacle Studio or Final Cut.

Camtasia has certainly blurred those lines a lot though!

Cheers... Rick :)
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Fabio Saracino

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Actually you are right, Rick. Now I understand that different software are made for different uses. Luckily it was the free trial.
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Steven Sudy

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Hey All! I figured out a solution for it. I imported the video into a separate project (nothing but the video), then produced it at 1080 MP4 (only the "playback" is choppy not the end result), and then imported the produced 1080 MP4 into the project that I wanted to edit. Hope this helps!
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Thanks for sharing that with us Steven. I would love to see your video and how it turned out using that method. Or if you used a converter or all was done in Camtasia Studio. If so, can you give the information on the video camera you used the dimensions, etc. Thanks and if not at least some will know that it worked for you. Have a great day/night and thanks again for the feedback.
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This is a good tip. It helped me get through a quick bind... looks like I need to learn how to use Premiere Pro now... more software to learn.

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