Allow multiple instances of Camtasia Studio to run at once

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Whenever I render with Camtasia Studio the process uses less than 20% of my CPU AMD 8150 Octacore and leavs 13700 MB of RAM Available out of 16 GB. So the Question is...

Can you make Camtasia work Faster or Can you allow for multiple concurrent instances of CS to run so I can get 4 X as much work done at a time?
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Thomas Albright

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Ian Batchelder

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Haha, nice!  Those are the exact specs of my workstation - I've yet to see it break a sweat on anything.
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Thomas Albright

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I'm looking to upgrade to dual R9 295 in crossfire when I get my next bonus. :)
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When I use Camtasia on the Mac I can open multiple instances and it successfully renders in one instance while I record in another.  However, the problem is that the Mac version's support for integrated PowerPoint is limited.  Therefore, having multiple instances on the Windows side would be appreciated.
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Daniel Hoffpauir

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Bump.

I would like this feature, as well.
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Mati Rachamim

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still wanted
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Christian Kessler

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After 3 years still waiting for this! Any Windows application can be opened many times, why Camtasia can't?
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dtthhoanglong

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current still can't render multi instances.
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dimaboychev

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that's pathetic imo
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dimaboychev

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Every software I use allows you to open multiple instances but Camtasia. It is very useful to be able to do this and I don't think it's hard to implement!
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Jeff Cukierski

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Would like to revive this thread and re-request this. Being able to utilize multiple instances of Camtasia Studio would greatly increase our efficiency and make it much more useful to us. 
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Shehaam Khan Doutie

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This thread was started 5 years ago, I can't believe this feature is still not available. Has anyone contacted techsmith to find out why they are not implementing this feature?
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Typically, when you're rendering a video. The CPU should be running at close to 100% capacity. Leaving very little for other computer functions.

Editing video places a high demand on your CPU.  So the notion that you should simultaneously edit video while rendering is less than ideal.Typically, it should be avoided altogether.

If a CPU is running at low capacity's during the rendering process. It's probably a processor that's either not well suited for video editing or not well suited for Camtasia.
Open task manager when you're rendering a video.If the CPU is running at 90+%. most of the time. Everything is working as it should.
 

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A..... $2,000..........This 18-core processor dominates all

Best performance processor: Intel Core i9-7980XE
Cores: 18 | Threads: 36 | Base clock: 2.6GHz | Boost clock: 4.4GHz | L3 cache: 24.75MB | TDP: 165W


But when it comes to video editing. It's outperformed by this one.

A.......$600...........Best video editing CPU: Intel Core i7-7820X

Cores: 8 | Threads: 16 | Base clock: 3.6GHz | Boost clock: 4.3GHz | L3 cache: 11MB | TDP: 140W

So it's all about the hardware. A lot of computers were built for business software and not video editing. There are CPU's geared for business and multi tasking like the 18 core example above. 
 
You can save multiple projects during the day and set up batch processing .Let Camtasia render them after hours so to speak.

Regards,Joe
 
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Jeff Cukierski

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Hi Joe, 

I don't work for the company anymore, but when I did, we had built two purpose-built rendering machines literally to use Camtasia and only Camtasia to render videos. We used Core i7 6700K processors, but could never get full utilization out of them no matter which settings or versions we used. The highest I think I ever achieved was 75% utilization. I worked with support for months but they could never come up with a definitive solution. This was as little as 6 months ago.

That company ended up wasting money to buy k series processors when they couldn't even get full utilization from factory core frequencies. Overclocking decreased utilization further
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Yeah, I'm no tech guy and my info comes from this source  http://www.techradar.com/news/best-processors It's a fresh article out last week.

There are a lot of potential bottlenecks when you render video. Codecs, Hard drives, Hardware, Bios, etc.

I've been through 3 computers and not one has ever had a problem reaching 100% rendering capacity with Camtasia. My first computer was a Sony Vaio, it was a dog by any standard today. A Dell Mid Grade after that and now a Dell

XPS 8700

4th Generation Intel Core i7-4770 processor (8M Cache, up to 3.9 GHz)

16GB RAM Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 4 DIMMs EA - -

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 1.5GB GDDR5 EA - -    Supporting   4 Displays

2TB Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA Hybrid Drive 6 .0 Gb/s   1 EACH –

2TB Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6 .0 Gb/s    1 EACH –

1TB Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6 .0 Gb/s    1 EACH –

No bottlenecks here.


Adobe has "Media Encoder" you send all your completed projects to it. Continue editing in Premier Pro and After Effects. It's a batch processor. When you're done for the day media encoder can render your projects overnight.

Editing sucks the life out of a processor in most cases. Sharing it with a HD video rendering, doesn't make much sense to me. It would slow the editing process to a crawl with most computers.

Not to mention hard drives.Where the media is stored. The video's source media.The one being rendered, would need to be stored on separate drives.
 Or the video editor would be constantly fighting with the rendering engine for HD usage. What a mess.
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Your guess is as good as mine. It was my full-time project for about 4 months to design, build, configure, and operate these machines. They were brand new i7-6700k systems with 16gb DDR4 memory, nVidia 1060GTX cards, Samsung 950 SSDs etc etc etc. These things were absolutely glorious machines. 

We tried registry hacks, different video cards, multiple versions, different setting combinations etc etc etc. Nothing ever worked. I think switching from WMV render to MP4 render slightly increased utilization to ~78% but that was the best we ever saw. 

4 months of work at 40 hours a week - you can damn well bet I tried pretty much everything within my power