Image Resolution?

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Hello,

I'm wondering what the maximum image size I can import into Camtasia 2018?

I have Camtasia 9, but when I import a large image (to use zoom and pan effects), it resamples it down horribly, to the point where you zoom in and it looks like 60 dpi.

I remember someone stating that Camtasia 9 had a limitation to the size of the image you could import (2048 x 2048 I believe). I'm wondering if this limitation still exists in the 2018 version or if they've raised the size limit?

Thank you!

Derek
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In short, to the best of my knowledge,anything above 4096 x 4096 will be re-sampled.

That's the maximum resolution of Camtasia's Canvas area.

Heres an in-depth post of the topic from a few weeks ago.

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/remove-image-size-limit-when-placed-on-camtasia-canv...

Regards,Joe

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Thanks Joe!

I was looking at the last reply on that thread and it was 2 months old. That's just a month after the release of Camtasia 2018.

So can you verify this limitation still exists in the new version - I have no way of knowing if that thread refers to results in v9 or v2018.

I'm trying to decide if I'm going to upgrade to 2018, and fixing this issue would push me to do it, but I want to make sure it's still not an issue prior to upgrading.

Thanks again!

Derek


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Camtasia 9 and 2018 are like twin Zebras with slightly different stripes.

Under the hood, 2018:::: 60fps editing, a new library configuration, a themes color management system for callouts.Rendering utilizing the GPU, some other small changes I'm probably missing.

Camtasia version history

    http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-version-history.html 


Other than that.
You're looking at the same animal. Same maximum canvas size, same product really.

It's Camtasia 9 with some "New Features and/or Updates"
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Hey Joe,

It's this part of the version history that has me curious:
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.
What I need Camtasia to do doesn't really merit it's own bullet point when listing improvements to the software - it could fall into  this ^^^ line item.

I know developers don't tend to list every single improvement made to software if they fix something obscure.

That being said, there's a good chance you could be right, but I'd really like to get an official response from the Techsmith support team to verify for sure if they've fixed this issue or not.

If they haven't, I need to replace Camtasia (which I've used for years) with something else - something I want to avoid, if at all possible. :-)

Derek

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If you want specifics, you can get it straight from the Horses/Zebras mouth.

I don't know why I'm using animal the metaphors today??? Nothing better to do maybe.

But anyway, TechSmith can tell you what's what

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Regards, Joe

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as I understand this thread, the question was "what is the maximum image size" for imported media; to the best of my knowledge, it is 4096 wide or 4096 high

you can work with larger dimensions if you "cheat mother nature' by importing chunks of the original image, at original scale, and hand assembling the chunks in the canvas [I use Snagit for this]; but, from a practical point, the key question to consider is at what dimensions do you want to produce your video?

I always found that if producing to, lets say, 1920x1080, it's best to resale images, outside of Camtasia, to 1080 high, chopping up the resized image into xxxx wide by 1080 high hunks, and assembling them in the canvas, then using animations to put into view what is wanted, when appropriate

if you downsize images to 80% or less, you'll lose quality; when you squash down 4096 to 1920 wide clips, to me, they look really bad

although not on point, this tutorial might be helpful ...

How To Make Very High Quality Scrolling Panoramas From Very Wide Images
http://www.screencast.com/t/XwcRNUg2

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Thanks, Kayakman.

I know this was a limitation in v9 of Camtasia. 

My main question is: Does this limitation still exist in Camtasia 2018 or have they fixed/updated the software to properly import larger images?

Derek
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yes, the limitation in 2018 is 4096 x 4096

recommendation ... down-scale images before importing into Camtasia