Import, edit, & produce 60fps video

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Support for 60 FPS import, editing and production was added in the 2018 release.
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Given all the public moaning and outcry over this horrible and dreadful oversight,  ;) I would hope that, if implemented, TechSmith would allow adjusting even higher. Because while I don't use the 60fps myself, you know good and well that the moment it becomes available, someone will begin yelling about when is it going to support 120fps? (I'm not sure what the limitations are with fps, but hopefully you get the point)
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The ability to import/edit/produce video at 60fps should be the top priority for Camtasia -  it's hard to believe it's not already in there. There are cheaper competing products out there that have it.

Thanks
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Hell, even Win Movie Maker exports at 60fps, and that's a barebones editing program. When I bought this, I was under the assumption that it would do the same. 
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Sooo you plopped down your hard earned cash without taking the test drive? ;)

It's odd how many folks look at Camtasia and make assumptions that its purpose is for editing video that might come from a camera type recording device and they assume it's somehow trying to compete at some level with applications such as Sony Vegas, or Premiere Pro (or even Premiere Elements) or Final Cut.

Just out of curiosity, how did you discover Camtasia and come to believe it was the app for you? Based on the fact you expected 60 fps, it seems your acquisition isn't using Camtasia recorder but some type of camera?
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Well, it was just like $200, so it's not like a dropped a lot of money on it. I'd used it almost like 8 years ago when I had a cracked copy, but just barely. I assumed it'd have 60fps output because that seems to be the standard nowadays.  I'm not dissatisfied, I just thought it would do 60 frames is all.
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@Rick, 

Camtasia is a video editing program and does in fact compete with all the others. Yes, there is a recording option but the actual goal is to edit your footage to a well rounded video. Not just recording it.

I think it's pretty obvious that a video editing program should be able to export in 60 fps at this point in time, especially if the product is competing with all other editing programs. Therefor it's only normal that Camtasia should strive for better performance. After all, Camtasia is still pretty expensive and should perform up to it's price. 60 FPS is just one thing, but very crucial
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How to prevent video import fps downgrade?.

Hello,

I am trying to edit a video in Camtasia and export it. The original input video is 60fps. Whenever I I import it to Camtasia, the fps is automatically significantly lowered, presumably to 30fps. In the file bin, when I click the properties of the video, the frame rate is still set to 60. However, the real frame rate is lower. This is noticeable through the preview in the program. Consequently, the exported video is also of a low fps. I have tried to input the video in multiple formats (mp4, avi, mov etc.) , all in 60 fps, as well as export it in different ways, including in the mov format with fps set to 60, but to na avail.

I presume that the reason behind it is that Camtasia works with 30 fps. I do not understand that however - no footage can be realistically created with 30 fps. If I want an image to move across the 1920 pixels screen in one second, it will have to jump by 64 pixels at every frame - an offset and a resulting choppiness that even a blind person would find disturbing.

There are many records online of people successfully rendering from Camtasia at 'real' 60 fps using the mov format with 60fps export settings. I, however, fail to create one. Might that be due to poor hardware?

I find Camtasia an extremely useful tool with a great UI but that limitation is a disqualifying one... unless there is a workaround that I do not know of.

Thank you in advance for any help!
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David D, Technical Product Manager - Camtasia

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Camtasia 60 fps.

Hello TechSmith Community!

Recently there has been growing demand for Camtasia to record and produce videos in 60 FPS. It is safe to say that this request is on our radar and is currently being investigated. We have done initial prototyping of high frame rate recording and production functionality to determine the level of technical investment required to add these capabilities to a future version of Camtasia. The current plan is to continue investigating options, in the hopes of adding high fps functionality into a future update of Camtasia.

We will stay plugged in to this topic and feedback as we work towards a solution. Please continue to share your thoughts and comments about your specific needs related to 60 FPS recording and video production.

-Team TechSmith
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I've just bought a Logitech Brio 4K webcam for its superb image quality and HDR (RightLight) capability. I've been enjoying using Camtasia for over a year now, and when I tried to record from the Brio webcam at 1080p@30fps the image looked terrible - as if it's VGA resolution.

The support pages state that 4K webcams aren't supported.

I'm really disappointed. Right now, 4K isn't necessary for me, but great image quality at 1080p is. The problem is that I can't record even an HD stream.

I'm a long-term user of Snagit from the corporate world (Morgan Stanley), and I bought it for my own use at home. I wanted to stick with a trusted company (Techsmith) for video editing also, but now I'm faced with having to buy yet more software to capture a video stream from this camera.

Logitech recommends SwiftCapture from Bensoftware, but I would rather avoid the additional step and £29 cost if possible.
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This is the same answer tech smith has been giving for 18 months. Is there anything more concrete than investigating? Is it going to happen 2017, about 2 years after you said you started "investigating" 60 fps?
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Here's the long and the short of it: Techsmith doesn't believe 60fps is necessary. The cut & paste post above is nothing more than a way to placate those who want higher framerate in Camtasia. They're just as bad as the guy who writes FileZilla. Move to a different NLE that does support it, Camtasia is outdated and old tech at this point. No need to keep begging a stone for water. Try HitFilm Express, it's free, supports a lot of formats and framerates, has a lot of features (probably more than Camtasia has) but its only downfall is it doesn't record, it's dedicated to editing. If that's not an issue, why are you still here? Vote with your wallet and maybe Techsmith will change their mind and actually implement it, but I wouldn't hold your breath.
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I disagree. Camtasia is aimed at professionals, and its development is painfully slow, but they always add new features. They will listen to the users who pay the full price of the software.
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They will listen to the users who pay the full price of the software.
Clearly not, because I began asking for this over three years ago and I wasn't even the first. (https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/60fps-rendering-with-camtasia?topic-reply-list%5Bsettings%5D%5Bfilter_by%5D=all) As a consequence I've had to stop using the software that I invested a lot of time and money into to make subsequent videos.

And it's not like it's a huge change. Well-designed software would allow something like the framerate to be changed in less time than it would take to write a post asking users if they think it's a good idea. After all, framerate is as intrinsic to a video as the resolution is -- a good analogy would be Camtasia only supporting resolutions up to 720p and people asking them to add support for 1080p and higher and having them spend years and multiple version upgrades failing to do so.

It's also hardly a surprise that the requirement would arise. I was making videos with the Amiga in the late 80s and early 90s that were 50 and 60 fps.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Camtasia produce video over 30 fps.

Today many webcams, pc games and normal computers produce a video output of 60 fps. Camtasia allows me to record in 60 fps, but when I try to produce (export) it is limited to 30 fps. Please remove this limitation.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled 60fps Rendering with Camtasia.

Hey guys, i use camtasia since version 6, and this is my first time i come to the forums! I do a lot of gaming content on youtube and since camtasia is my favorite and only editor i would love that you guys offer us the posibility to render our videos on 60fps!

I hope you will consider this.

Thank you!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled 60FPS With windows?.

Ok i actually am really made at this program now i feel they really lack in rendering/text/moving text and this makes me so mad cause i was looking for something better than moviemaker i cant put my video in 60fps a free program can and you can have 3d text in movie maker so there for movie maker is better and free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im sorry but this makes me mad cause you cant render in 60fps! if there are any solotions for windows plz let me know i would be glad to cooperate!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Rendering videos in 60FPS.

Is this possible? I know the timeline only supports up to 30FPS but what about rendering? I tried to create a new pre-set and it doesn't allow me to change the video's FPS, it has the drop down with the fixed amounts and editing it and typing 60 tells me it can only range from 1 to 30.
While it's not the end of the world there's a significant difference in the end result.
Thanks.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled 60fps lag problem.

Hi! I recently recorded with my phone (iPhone 6s) in 60fps. The problem is that Camtasia (studio 8) when I overview the 60fps footage Camtasia starts lagging up the video in canvas. I really need help, please leave answer as soon as you can! Thanks.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled 1080p 60fps.

Can they make camtasia exported to 1080p 60fps?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please support 60fps in the editor.

With a Kodak eCoach videocam I take a 60 FPS .mov clip which appears in slow motion.
I edit and produce the clip in Camtasia 6 and it has lost the 60 FPS feature and the slow motion.
What di I need to do to preserve the slow motion 60 FPS feature?
Thanks,
Fran, franharper2004@yahoo.com
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled avchd MTS 60FPS 4K.

mts  avchd   I don't understand in this day and age and so may people creating movies that are mts or avchd files Camtasia hasn't had this fixed in new release  I'm sick of having to convert all my videos before I import just because the camtasia folks have not had the common sense th make importing these files automatic--I will NOT buy an update until camtasia fixes this issue--Poor planning    also why wasn't 60fps incorporated  and 4k??  Just an excuse for Camtasia to add new release and get more money--I've purchased upgrades through the years and this is getting costly  especially for this last totally incomplete verson  WAKE UP CAMTASIA  GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can i render video with 60 fps ?.

Hello i have camtasia studio 8 and im recording games with 60fps but in camtasia is only 30 max . is there a way to render video at 60 fps?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled So why doesnt Camtasia have the ability to render in 60FPS yet?.

Explain to me how a $200 piece of software such as this doesnt have the simple ability to render 60 FPS when a free video editor known as VIDEOPAD can. I absolutely love Camtasia, but as a youtuber who uploads gameplays and high framerate gaming videos, this software is not a viable solution, cant believe i have to use VIDEOPAD to render 60 FPS and its free. I have been waiting for this feature to be added to Camtasia for years. We use to be able to do it with QuickTime, but thats not a thing anymore.. so.... yeah.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please consider updating MP4 file format that supports 60 fps.

It has been a long time since Youtube introduced their 60 fps support for the videos uploaded.
Yet Camtasia 8 is still not up-to-date to accomodate this feature.
I know there is one way to render at 60fps using the MOV format but that is not really Window-friendly and the file size is not tolerable. 

Please consider updating the software soon to incorporate 60 fps MP4 format otherwise I'll be forced to switch to another editing software.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Any way to get Camtasia in 60FPS? Maybe by moving the .tscproj to another program....

I've fallen in love with Camtasia 9. I use other programs for when I'm doing something complex but Camtasia make it super easy for me to make quick edits. However... it's missing one of the most key features in an editing program (it honestly blows my mind that they don't have it): 60FPS.

Is there any workaround to render in 60FPS? Or maybe to actually be able to open a .tscproj in another program and render it there in 60FPS? I love editing certain things in Camtasia but 60FPS is essential. 
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Eternity: do you mind if a novice asks you a question? I hope I'm not bothering you. I have a short film, non-action, being shot soon. The director of photography wants to shoot in 30 fps. Is 30 fps really lame? It's just a short comedy film- no action, no green screen, no animation. I use Camtasia too, but I don't know much about camera operations. Will be 30 fps be okay? I would value your opinion before I give this production company quite a bit of money. (To me it's a lot) Thanks very much, Tom
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled 60 fps and higher resolution support.

Youtube is already since long allowing video resolutions at 2160p and higher (for insane quality), and announced a few months ago they will be rolling out support for up to 60 fps. CS8 is my favorite video editor for the ease of use and great mp4 productions, but if we will be stuck on not being able to render higher than ~1200p and 30 fps, when the technology is heading elsewhere, then I may be forced to switch to another software. Usually these are standard features, but unfortunately it's one of the few downsides atm with CS. Not expecting this to be a quick update, but at least I want to know it's confirmed to be implemented in the near future.

I also want to be able to change the gamma for video footage, but that's not my main concern.
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Camtasia is aweome tool for video editting ,,,,,,,,,,,I hav some idea if u guys m....

Camtasia is aweome tool for video editing very easy in editing BUT one prob with that if that video edit work with 60 or 120 FPS then it woiuld be great please camtasia develper do some setting when publishing video i want to edit in 60 or 120 fps its only 30 fps so please developer fix this issue
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can i render video with 60 fps ?.

Hello i have camtasia studio 8 and im recording games with 60fps but in camtasia is only 30 max . is there a way to render video at 60 fps?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled So why doesnt Camtasia have the ability to render in 60FPS yet?.

Explain to me how a $200 piece of software such as this doesnt have the simple ability to render 60 FPS when a free video editor known as VIDEOPAD can. I absolutely love Camtasia, but as a youtuber who uploads gameplays and high framerate gaming videos, this software is not a viable solution, cant believe i have to use VIDEOPAD to render 60 FPS and its free. I have been waiting for this feature to be added to Camtasia for years. We use to be able to do it with QuickTime, but thats not a thing anymore.. so.... yeah.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled 60fps Rendering for new YouTube resolution!.

I like to use Camtasia for its editing software but now that YouTube has set up 720p60 and 1080p60 I'd love to be able to render in 60 frames per second so it uploads at 60 frames per second. Just an idea I'd love to see it happen as much as others would as well.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can you produce thing in Camtasia Studio which are 60 fps?.

I want to edit some videos and keep the smooth 60 fps rate, but I can't find any option for it. The highest I can find is 30fps, which is a bit jerky. Is it possible for me to produce videos with 60 fps?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I would like to see a 60FPS render feature in the ,,Custom production settings"..

People wanted this for a long time now and I think that it should finally be added.
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I'm the only one who have 60 fps supported? cuse i can render in 60 fps i dont know what are you all talking about
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Marker noted. 
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Thanks for the information...

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