How to fix the "Out of memory error" in Camtasia Studio 8? Is something wrong with Camtasia Studio 8 our my Computer?...

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I'm really frustrated, because Camtasia Studio 8 won't render my video. When I start rendering it it says that Camtasia Studio is out of memory, restart and try again. When I restart and try again, the same thing happens. I want 1080p 60fps, so I render it in MOV format. All the videos I imported are 1080p 60fps. I don't understand how to fix the problem. I tried restarting my computer, changing Camtasia Studio 8 options, changing my computer performance settings.... Here are my computer specs, if you need to know them:

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @3,30GHz
RAM: 4,00GB (2,92 usable)
System type: 32-bit Windows 7 OS
5,5 Windows Expierence Index

Camtasia Studio project info:

About 91GB of photos (13 of them)
94,95GB of video (2 of them)
4,35MB of audio

If my computer is making the problem, then what kind of quality videos should I film (frame rate and size)? I was always an active user of Camtasia Studio 8 and a year ago (with the same computer) there were almost no problems with making 720p 30fps 30min videos. I'm not an expert in computers, so I would apreciate it if you would help me, tell me what should I do. Please help me :(. Sorry for the bad English, I'm from Lithuania. Thank you for helping!
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Tadas

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Samarn Sumrith

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camtasia studio doesn't support 60fps of videos.if you import 60fps videos and render. it's may has problem. so try to re-encode your video to mp4 with 30fps with handbrake or vidcoder. then update your video in clip bin and re-encode again.
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Are you sure? Then why is there a 1080p 60fps option in the .MOV format? I'll wait for more people to respond and see what they say. Thanks for your anwser by the way.
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I mean for import medias. try to import 60fps .mov file with a few minutes into camtasia and render it. is it has some problem?. if is has. try to re-encode to 30fps and import it again. then try to render it.
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Tadas

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But Camtasia Studio developers say that it's better to import MP3 files not MOV! By the way, you say that it doesn't support importing 60 fps videos, but I was able to import them. The problems I'm having ate in the rendering process. I hope that i understood your English like you wanted me too. I don't know man, I think that your'e not telling me the correct information. As I said before, lets see what other people think.
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Samarn Sumrith

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I have many cases and experiences with camtasia. don't trust me. camtasia doesn't support 60fps videos. but I can import it and render with no problem. some .mp4  file with 30fps can import to camtasia in another pc. but it has problem when render. but it can import in to my pc and render with no problem.  problem has occurred with .mp4 file from samsung smartphone.

you can import some video file with 60fps or 30fps into camtasia (another format from .trec or .camrec files). but it has problem when render or it has stop to working after render about 20% or less and show you what the files have problem.

after re-encode those files that have problems to mp4 file with 30fps with handbrake or vidcoder. then re-import into camtasia and update in clip bin. and re-encode again with no problem.
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If it doesnt support it, how can YOU render and import the 60fps videos? Some of your sentences dont make sense.
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Tadas

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Do you mean that your PC is better? Theres problems with my PC? I dont get your english dude.
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Samarn Sumrith

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Hi Tadas,

I don't mean my pc is better. but I will tell you that using camtasia studio 8 on different pc and different file format with different frame rate. it may has problems than you think. why? I use Camtasia Studio 8 and support many users in Thailand with many problems about import and rendering problems. and I can resolve these problems with the way I tell you above. 

I think, my pc has lower spec than you. My pc is Intel Core I3-530 with 2GB of RAM. In another pc has Intel core2duo e6700 with 3GB of RAM. 

Sorry about my English. I am a Thai people  and can write English just a little bit.
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The Camtasia editor can import 60fps video but when you place it on the timeline Camtasia discards frames until the footage is reduced to 30fps.
Rendering a MOV video at 60fps is pointless. You end up with a 60fps video that renders every frame twice to reach 60fps. Frame 1 & 2 are the same frame, 3 & 4, 5 & 6, etc.
I know that makes little sense but it's true.

I don't know  if converting your videos to 30 fps will resolve your "out of memory" problem or not but it will help the editing process.

If your videos are in fact ...  94,95GB of video (2 of them). That's very large video files and may be causing the problem.
You also said you had 13 images at About 91GB of photos (13 of them)???

Did you mean...94,95 "MB" of video (2 of them) 
.............................91MB 13 photos ???

Regards, Joe
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Tadas

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Joe Morgan, my bad - yes I did mean MB... Thanks for awnsering.
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My computer barley runs a 60 fps video, but no problem with 30 fps.  I would lower the fps to 30 and see if that fixes the issue.  Most likely your computer does not have the memory.  Just a thought.
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Below are the specs from TechSmith web site. I had 8 GB of ram and when I went to 24 GB Camtasia seemed to render video much faster. I would recommend at the very least go to 8 GB of RAM. RAM is very cheep these days. I got mine from Amazon.
I do not think it matters where you get it, you just need to make very sure you get the correct type of RAM for your computer. The minimums are just to run the program doing a little editing. 

You did not say how much free hard-drive space you have. Processes can use 10% or more of hard-drive space while running (temp files) so if your drive is more than 80% full, that can have an adverse effect also.

You seem to have a good computer,  i3-2120 CPU @3,30GHz. 

What you described you are doing seems to me to be more than
 the minimums or recommended RAM.
This is just my opinion as an inexpensive next trouble-shooting step that worked wonders for my computer.

System Requirements for Camtasia Studio:
  • Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 (Recommended: 64 Bit versions)
  • Microsoft DirectX 9 or later version Microsoft .NET 4.0 (included)
  • Dual-core processor minimum ~ Recommended: Quad-core processor or better
  • 2 GB RAM minimum (Recommended: 4 GB or more.  2 GB of hard-disk space for program installation)
  • Display dimensions of 1024x768 or greater
  • Dedicated Windows-compatible sound card, microphone, and speakers (Recommended)
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We want to thank you for your patience while we worked to address this issue and we are pleased to announce that we have just released our newest, most powerful version of Camtasia yet.  This Camtasia release is now 64-bit and should help on addressing most of the "out of memory" issues. However, you'd need to have a 64-bit OS to install the latest release. The full system requirements can be found here. You can buy/upgrade Camtasia here or download the trial here


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If you run into this problem on Camtasia 7 as well, just make sure your project is saved. Close down the recorder app if it's still running. I did this, and restarted Camtasia, went through same steps to produce and share, no more error.