I lost all my work, and It is so slow.

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I was done editing a video which took over 6 hrs, I go to save the video and it says that camtasia cannot create a copy, I had to restart camtasia and lost everything, I have to restart from scratch, camtasia is a joke, a $400 joke, If that wasn't bad enough lets also add to the fact that its slow as heck, when editing every 1-2mins the circle will spin for like 20s, I have a really good pc so this makes no sense, also the fact that every sound clip I use where is shows the audio is never where the actual sound clip plays, I have to keep guessing until it fits, there is so much wrong with this garbage its sad, I have heard that upgrading it fixes stuff but I really don't want to take that $160 bet, If there is any fix to these issues please let me know, I've held this crap in for so long but what happened today was the final straw.
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LingLing Acolopololois

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David Demyan

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IMHO, best practice for any software: enable auto save or manually save every few minutes. To work 6 hours straight without saving the file is just asking for a disaster.
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Thats the thing, I did save the file, I have literally set an alarm reminder to pop up and remind me to save every 20mins, the file that the entire project was saved under corrupted so I was forced to start the entire thing from scratch, not from a saved point.
I have had many circumstances where It crashed but I have always saved the project and its usually algood, but not this time.

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Rick Stone

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Hi there

With regards to your statement: 

I have heard that upgrading it fixes stuff but I really don't want to take that $160 bet,

One of the nice things about this scenario is that it's quite easy to make a copy of your project. Then download and install the evaluation of the newer version and open your copy of the project in that version. At that point you are free to test all you like and destroy or lose nothing in the process. If you find it doesn't seem to work, then forget about upgrading and return to the original.

Cheers... Rick :)