Not handling lots of cuts is there something we are doing wrong?

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I have been using Camtasia for about a year now, and have noticed over that time, a decrease in the ability to handle lots of cuts/edits. 

My family uses it for vlogging mostly and we are becoming increasingly frustrated with the stop-start nature of the program, as it seems to seize up around cut areas of our projects. 

So much so that it either crashes, or we have to come out of the program and click on another window while it sorts itself out. 

Is it possible we are doing something wrong?
Need something updated?
Missing something that will help it run more smoothly?

It seems to a shame to have an otherwise great program that is intuitive and easy to use, that can't handle the editing. 

Thanks in advance for any help offered. 
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depending on how your projects are built, what you are experiencing is normal; editor performance will degrade slowly as a project's complexity increases; this can be compounded by your PC system's capability, as well as the type of media you're working with

generally, there are several things you can do to mitigate this

save project, exit Camtasia, relaunch, reload project; this will clear out the undo stack and relieve the editor from having to track all the cuts, etc

after doing a lot of cut edits, do an interim production to AVI [no interactive content yet]; use the new AVI to continue project build out work; repeat as needed; save all your interactive content [markers, captions, hotspots, quizzes] until the end of editing [lots of captions can really drag down the editor]

or, break the project into small, logical sections, using markers; put the sections in the library, then work on 1 section at a time; after all are finished, recombine as 1 project; then produce

there are many techniques that can be applied to help with this type of issue; but would need more project details; perhaps post a full screen image of the entire editor, with the the project at full zoom out [ctl-shift-7]?; or, maybe screencast a description of the project, hosted on screencast.com?
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Great tips kayakman!
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thank you Jayne
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Thanks will try this.