Really bad fps for screen capture camtasia

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Hi,

i have this annoying problem that keeps appearing when i do screen capture with Camtasia 9.

i record some gameplay, edit, and then export the final video at 30 fps, as thats the max that Studio 9 can handle, but the end result can get as low as 4 fps and stutters like crazy. and i dont really understand how, my cpu is good enough for the job (Ryzen 5) and new...

any ideas?

Thanks, adam
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Jordan Sells

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Camtasia Rec isn't really designed for high-fps action. My suggestion is to use the built-in feature for Recording games, and that's by holding the Windows Key and pressing G. Doing so will open the game bar and allow you to start recording.

Though if you want to record your microphone and webcam at the same time, Camtasia Rec is actually good. If your PC can handle it, record using both the Game bar and Camtasia Rec. In editing, you would match the Camtasia recording and the Game Bar recording on a frame (Using system audio, too) and you'll be able to make decent gaming videos.
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Thanks man, yeah i think i will give the windows game capture a go!
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Jordan Sells

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Or if you use any of NVidia's graphics cards, use Shadowplay from Geforce, as I imagine shadowplay will be able to record gameplay without as much slowdowns as Windows Gamebar, but then again, I have yet to test that theory.
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Joe Morgan

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I can't even get gamebar to activate on my Windows 10 for some reason. Shadowplay doesn't tap the CPU at all.So if the gamebar does. Shadow Play is superior.
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Hmmmmm, yeah i dont meet the hardware requirements for Windows Game capture through game bar. Im planing to upgrade my GPU next moth though...
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Joe Morgan

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So Jordan Sells,

I got a question for ya........

Okay, well, I don't use Xbox. And I discovered through a You Tube tutorial you get the best functionality out out of the recorder through the Xbox's settings.

Or, at the very least. You need a Xbox controller plugged into the computer to use it.

So, that explains why pressing the Windows Key + G doesn't do anything for me.

Does this mean it's only a free recorder for Xbox owners?

Xbox controller owners?

Or what?
I can't find any definitive literature on the subject.So I figured I'd ask you.

Thanks, Regards,Joe 

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Hi Joe;
Mind you, this is conjecture and I'm not able to troubleshoot the Game DVR function built into WIndows 10, but I don't believe an Xbox Controller is not necessary, only that the Xbox App is installed and has been run/signed into your Microsoft account (not specifically an Xbox / Xbox Live account). I mention this because I can run the Game DVR (Windows logo + G) when running games when there is no Xbox controller connected. Maybe try loading the Xbox app on your PC, signing into your Microsoft account (may work with local non-MS accounts, though I am not sure) in the app, then giving a game a spin?

Note too, I know you like ShadowPlay it's pretty solid, though I don't personally use it for my game recording sessions, perhaps there is an option to disable the Windows Game DVR in ShadowPlay?

-Robert
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Makes sense, appreciate it. I just like to know what options others might have to work with.Can't recommend alternatives to windowed mode if you don't know whats available.

What I'm not crazy about with Shadow Play is that it captures to mp4.
I ran a quick experiment.
The  2 screen shots below are Camtasia.Which came in at 23,000+kbps
And SP at 17,000+ kbps.

I zoomed in at 200% in Photoshop.Including UI text using a Fractal Image for clarity comparisons.
The Guide Markers in Photoshop game out weird in the SP recording.Other than that. The zoom quality for text and detail seemed the same. Which isn't bad for the lower bit rate.

Camtasia.


Shadow Play.