Recorder Render Failed?

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I got a message saying "an error occurred in the Recorder: Rendering Failed." Is there ANY way to save this project? Maybe theres a way to save the individual files where they are located and maybe render them later somehow? if so, which files should i save?
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Hey Mike,

You can check the temp directory where the AVI would be stored.

Click Start...type %temp% in the Search field...and hit Enter. This will take you to your temp folder. Sort the contents by Date Modified and look for a folder named Camrec. Inside that folder should be an AVI file.

Hopefully that gets you a file you can use.
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Once you open gmail then recording in camatasia stops. So start your
computer, complete all your recording in camatasia and after that open
your gmail account. I think the media player is used in google talk plug
in so the recording in camatasia stops.
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Ever since I upgraded to the new version 8.1.2, I have had problems with video render. Screen pops up upon issuing command to render video indicating 0.0% progress and then goes away without creating video.
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If I set Xvid MPEG-4 Codec, I have this problem too... What I can do? :(
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Jim Ray

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i reduced my screen resolution of my monitor and got mine to work.
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here's what worked for me last year that i had previsously posted: I *am* able to make short 1280x720 recording and produce MP4. I really think the 15 minutes at 1680x1050 is too much for Camtasia.
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Reduced screen resolution in windows settings as desktop?
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exactly. then, try recording. if i were to record something today, i might set my Windows screen resolution to 1024x768, reboot, and use Camtasia. video sucks the life out of hardware. cutting back on video needs from Windows frees up more life for Camtasia.
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I must render clip in 720x526, 50 minutes and Xvid codec..
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try 640x480 if 720x526 won't work. if i had unlimited budget, i would buy new PC running 64 bit OS with 16 GB RAM and SSD. but nooooo. my 12 year old son gets the new PC, and i have my old PoS. lol.
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I can render video in some HD resolition, but I must set techsmith codec 2.. If I set Xvid, rendering fall down in 0,0%..
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Interestingly, today i install full pack of codecs, and if I in camtasia set Xvid, it worked.. But if I tried it a second time, It maked this problem...
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I have contacted technical support, await their response and have noticed a log of others running into problems as well.

Newest version broke rendering.
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Can you check and verify the codec it is using. I was having a problem as well and I realized my default codec had changed. I would recommend Techsmith Screen Codec 2. You can get to it by:

1. Open Camtasia Recorder
2. Click on the Tools tab, then Options
3. Click on the Inputs tab
4. Click on the Video Setting... button

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Techsmith Screen Codec 2 has already been selected. I am rendering from Camtasia Studio and having failure occur upon Produce and share. Product is just plain broken. Thanks for the suggestion, though. My guess is that is just can't handle the native screen resolution and a 15 minute video.
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Jim, 15 minutes is a pretty short project; what is the screen resolution, editing dimensions, and original clip size and file type
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Screen resolution on failed recording was 1680x1050. Editing dimensions set to 1280x720 shrink to fit. DisasterRecovery.camrec original clip size is 557 MB. I was able to produce DisasterRecovery.wmv that is 35 MB and uploaded it to YouTube. MP4 fails. I uninstalled and reinstalled Camtasia to no avail as well as changed CODEC compression quality to mid scale as in your example also to no avail. However, I *am* able to make short 1280x720 recording and produce MP4. I really think the 15 minutes at 1680x1050 is too much for Camtasia.

At least I have a work around and was able to get my article posted: http://neuserivernetworks.com/blog/bi...
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Thanks for the info; also glad you found a workaround

My typical Camtasia Recorder captures are camrecs at 1980x1040 off of a 24" monitor, with or without web cam

I have made projects from these that are over 30 minutes in length without production [to MP4] issues, usually producing to 1500 wide x whatever and embedded at 1200 wide x 70% quality. with markers, captions, callouts, etc

you haven't described the edits you apply; if you have many, especially cuts, that can affect performance

you may be bumping up against memory issues; look at Task Manager to see how much CS has in play; on a 64 bit PC, that is limited to 3 GB

several things you could try ...

break down the project into 5 minute slices [using the Library] and try and produce each slice separately as an MP4

if not familiar with the Library, these 13 tutorials might be helpful ...

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

also save, close project, exit CS, re-launch, reload project right before trying to produce; that too can free up lots of memory

also, when I find memory is tight, closing Chrome usually frees up a bunch
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i am running Win7 32 bit with the 4 GB max that it allows plus have decent video card to offload graphics processing.i'm thinking a really simple solution would be to reduce my screen resolution since i render into a lower resolution at time of production.if money were no object, i would buy new PC with quad core processor, 64 bit OS and 16 GB of RAM yet still have line of business applications that do not run on 64 bit OS.

i do use cuts to cut out my "uhs" and "ums" before final rendering. i am not familiar with Library other than having at Start and End piece that i customize for each video.

thank you for sharing.
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I believe that with a 32 bit OS CS will only use 2 GB RAM unless you apply a special patch

these 13 tutorials might help acquaint you with the Library's full potential ...

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

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