Why is that? Your 60 FPS Sony footage is probably going to look best at 60 FPS. Especially if it contains fast motion. If you want to apply clip speed and slow it down. Applying a slow-motion effect. Then absolutely, you want to have 60 FPS available to you.
If you’re just going to be intermixing this 60 FPS footage. With the Canon 30 FPS and the other Sony 30 FPS footage. And you’re not going to be doing much else with it other than viewing it in real time. Then 60 FPS might not be critical to the production. You could actually create a 30 FPS project. When the 60 FPS footage is added to the timeline. Half of the frames will be discarded automatically.
However, that should have nothing to do with how you choose to convert the videos. I would convert all my videos at their native FPS. Convert your 60 FPS videos to 60 FPS. Well, 59.94 FPS to be exact. Same thing with the other footage converted to 29.97.
Your project settings will dictate how many FPS the project will be. If you set Camtasia’s project settings to 60 FPS. You can do everything that you wish with your 60 FPS footage. Importing your 29.97 FPS footage that will become 60 FPS when placed on the timeline. It simply doubles every frame which doesn’t harm a thing. It doesn’t create jitter, and you cannot see it when viewing the final video.
Same story with projects created at 30 FPS. 60 FPS footage will be reduced to 30 FPS when placed on the timeline. As I mentioned earlier. It simply drops half the frames evenly. And the video plays smoothly.
Your converted footage remains versatile and ready for any project down the road. Or, ready if you change your mind tomorrow. And change the frame rate of your project in the morning.
If your project is going to be 30FPS.There is a performance gain if the 60FPS footage is already converted to 30FPS.So there is that to consider as well.
Just convert it to an MP4.
So, I was just wondering if anyone had a reference codec and settings they use for transcoding to a more digestible format, like mpeg2, mp4 with a certain bitrate, etc.
Win 10 edu,
AMD FX-8370 @ 4GHz,
G.SKILL 32GB 1610MHz,
GTX 1080 FTW,
Sammy 1TB SSD,
Monoprice 27" 2560x1440,
That GTX1080 will enable programs designed for it to take advantage of the Cuda cores for decoding/encoding. The current version of Camtasia has a setting on the advanced tab "Hardware Acceleration" you might check and see if this says "Use graphics card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080"
All 3 of your videos are h.264, which should be fine - the low profile is supposed to be less demanding for decoding, so you could try that but I suspect that's not the bottle neck.
You didn't mention in your post what version of camtasia you have, and from memory I don't remember what release added GPU acceleration. To put some closure on this it'd be good to know what version of camtasia you have and if you have hardware acceleration enabled. The rest of your system looks mostly ok (the FX series processors are a bit long in the tooth, but this should be mostly handled in the video card and the 1080 should be more than enough) Also I presume you have 64 bit windows to take advantage of the 32GB ram.
I tinkered with the Production Standard preset to add some sharpening and optimize for film, and Camtasia has no problems rendering.
I also had to NOT use my graphics card and instead use the built-in graphics of my Intel processor, as apparently TechSmith has not tested this software with my mainstream AMD Radeon graphics processor. However, even using the Intel GPU, it's reasonably snappy as long as I don't layer too many animations and behaviors and images on top of each other.
This article covers doing what your attempting through the "AMD Catalyst Control Center". The instructions cover a Dell computer. But the Catalyst Control Center is what does it.
This should apply to all computers using it.I had an AMD card in a desktop years ago.So I used it myself.
However, the Control Center has been updated and changed its name. I would think you can access the same settings.
You'll have to sort this out.https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/radeon-software
Hopefully, this will work. Joe
I don't see the functionality in the new interface to switch processors depending on whether the computer is running on battery or plugged in anywhere in the new Adrenaline interface. In any case, the problem I'm having is not that I can't tell Camtasia to use the Radeon card, it's that it performs poorly when I do, so I have to tell it to use the built-in GPU.