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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What version are you using? I think I remember them saying that the new version (8) takes advantage of all the available CPU's.
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Thomas Albright

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I am using 8.02 but it only uses 3 1/2 cores out of 8 :( the CPU usually registers 20% or less during the first render of the MP4.from the Camrec.
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Thomas Albright

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Here is a Snippit of a rendering I'm doing right now.
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Randy Schott has an explanation of how our multi-core rendering works in CS8 in his first post within this thread:
http://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmi...
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Hi Glen,

I am aware of how it works right now. the Question I posed 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?

With Articulate Storyline I can open the application several times and work with several different files and render them at the same time thus utilizing 100% of my processing power per hour of work.

So would it be possible to rework Camtasia so I can render on one file while editing another and then start the second file rendering while editing yet another etc.

Thanks for your time and consideration.
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Oh I see what you're shooting for. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I'm going to change this into an idea (and change the title) so we can track this as a feature request.

-Glenn
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I am also looking for the same feature... we can do moreeeeee work if we can edit and render at the same time.
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Jordan Dayton

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+10 to that. I like to be able to snag some elements from one project and add it to another project
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Why is this 6 years old and I still can't do it ?
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Allen Smith

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Sounds like a great idea please add it!
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Kirk Kanenbley

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yes please give us the ability to run 2 or more instances of camtasia at the same time so we can get so much more done. And speed up the rendering. our computers keep getting faster and we'd like to get more work done in the same time frame.

thanks
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I'd also like to see this capability. Periodically, we'll receive a change to videos which has to be made in bulk, generally with our title slates. I might have 30 of these to do, and have to make the 20 second callout change and wait for 10 minutes before I can do the next. It really would be a huge time-saver to be able to invoke multiple instances on the same box, assuming it's not a licensing issue.
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have you tried using batch productions?
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I don't believe batch productions would work in my case as it's not usually a truly across the board change, but something that needs to be made uniquely to each presentation. Yesterday I had to go in and add the contract number to which content was delivered to the government to a dozen videos. That was different on each video. Could that have been batch processed? I haven't worked with this feature too much, so maybe I'm missing something.
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no
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I believe you could batch process that. I am running 8-10 videos at a time, and each one is different. Just save each video as 1 Camtasia project file. Then, when you open Camtasia, go file > batch process.....I am running Camtasia 9.
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I too would like to +1 on this.
Having two dozen screencast videos to create, edit, and render is taking WAY too long for this girl.
I know I can record while rendering, but I'd like to be able to edit while rendering also.

No problem only rendering one at a time... but having to sit here for 30 mins while a 10 min video renders is seriously damaging my productivity.
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I would love this feature too. Also, it would be wonderful if we can copy and paste within multiple instances of Camtasia. This would be a huge time saver if you are trying to apply a template of some kind to a batch of videos.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
parallel or Series video processing or production queue.


hello
i have download camtasia trail version

i see your programs not used all our Workstation power to speed video production

i request from you to do something from this

parallel or Series video processing or production queue

1- avalibality to open more than 1 camtasia studio to produce many videos in the same time to speed the processing

2- video Production queue as i can add many videos and the camtasia do all in the same time and i can from the production window pause any single video production or start or end

i hope you take our suggestions with more interesting


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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How to open multiple instances of CS?.


I have to work with several projects.
OS Windows XP.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
second instance of camtasia studio.


I'd like to be able to either edit a 2nd project at a time or have the ability to open a 2nd instance of Camtasia Studio, so I can copy/paste between them.

My main problem is that my projects are becoming bigger and more complex, and the bigger and complexer they become, the harder it becomes to make edits. Previewing and clicking both gives me about a 5 to 10 second delay the more I get into my project. So I want to use new projects to work in there as much as possible where things are kept small, and then stitch them together in the main video, where editing is slow. (its okay if it are a few slow clicks. It sucks when precise editing becomes nearly impossible)
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use the Library; watch these tutorials ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/2bkaWe3hc7z

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Allow Us to Have Two Instances of Camtasia Open - Or Two Projects - So We Can Compare and Copy to and From Two Projects.


People with dual monitors, like me, can really take advantage of such functionality.

Sure, I can open one project and save clips to the Library, then close it and open another project...but sometimes I'm working on two versions of basically the same content, one for fast learners, and one that is more comprehensive. It would help enormously to be able to copy/move groups of clips and callouts from one project to another. :-)
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if projects are relatively small, load both on timeline at same time

watch these tutorials ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/tOVVY8h7b0r
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Any update on this feature request?  It's painful to have to stop the flow of productivity while waiting for a video to render.  In my case, the videos are about an hour long, which means almost that much time rendering.
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Yea, i am looking for this feature myself. This would surely benefit many people. I hope they include this functionality pretty soon.

Durga Swaroop
http://durgaswaroop.blogspot.in
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if the rendering engine was available as a separate instance without the editor we could render while editing our next project. even better if multiple instances of the rendering engine were available to start and run while we are editing the next project we could get some real productivity.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Suggestion for Rendering Q and Low Quality Preview during editing.


Suggestion that i have its based of my previous use of camtasia studio
1. Preview quality option, so the preview can be with low quality and wont drop frames
2. Rendering Q. i found that after i finished editing, its taking long time to render, noting wrong with that, but i can use that time to edit other projects. Its possible to add feature for Rendering Q, so i can add few project to be rendered in a Q separately and with that use the time to edit my projects faster...
Hoop this is clear explanation...
Just downloading trial for latest version
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It would be very useful to have 2 Instances of Camtasia Studio 8 simultaneously  -  but would copy-paste work between them?  

I’m updating dozens of Cam5  videos  in Cam8. After the conversion  5=>8 callouts have to be renewed (the cam5 callouts are blurry) and updated with new colours etc.  

It would be very effective updating if you had one Cam8 project ‘Template’ in its own window containing templates of call outs (with appropriate colours, fonts etc)  and the video XYZ to be revised in another Cam8 project and I could copy-paste the renewed call outs to the video XYZ form the Template.  This would make the revision more effective because I don’t have to create the new call out pattern again and again. 

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You can run more than one version of Camtasia at the same time on one Computer. 5 and 8 as an example. But you cannot run Camtasia 8 open twice simultaneously. You could create different style Callouts and save them to the Library. Then add them to the timeline whenever you want. 

Regards, Joe
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Excellent suggestion, Joe. Thanks, I forgot the library as a solution. Works well! 
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Using the "Library" is definitely a solution that works if you are wanting to copy content from one proj to another.  That solves one problem

The other reason one might want to have two concurrent sessions of Camtasia running is so that while a video is processing they could work on another project simultaneously.  I haven't found a solution for that type of multi-tasking.
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Camtasia Studio, either while editing or producing, can be very demanding of system resources on even powerful systems

the best way to be able to edit and produce at same time is with 2 PCs that are networked together

essentially, use 1 PC as a production server; just be sure that the source files are first copied to the producing PC's local system hard drive [easiest done by exporting/importing as zip]
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@Kayakman-- That just depends on what you think a powerfull system is. ;)

24 Core Dual CPU 32GB Dual GPU in Crossfire