Render Times Camtasia 2018

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I am creating some short training modules with Camtasia 2018, I just finished  one which has a length of about 6 minutes and it took about 25 minutes to render most of the other projects done in the previous version took a lot less time with around the same amount of tracks and assets. Wondering if this is a result of my less that stellar business class PC. Just trying to get some of your render examples to see if i'm in the ball park. Thanks
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Maybe list the specs of your computer for us to see. I do know the more callouts, animations, behaviours, etc. you have on your timeline can have an effect on the Render times. I just created a short 10 minute video to test and it Rendered in about 13 minutes and had a few callouts and animations on it. Let us know by posting back here.
Thanks for posting and have a great day/night.
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Work machine at least 3+ years old PC I5 with 8 megs of ram GPU 4.0 gb its on the low end as far as i'm concerned for doing this work. 
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There is a lot in the timeline. Music, Narration, screenshots tons of callous and text in sopts some effects and transitions  
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I am using an old i3 with 8GB of RAM and Windows 10 and also have an i5 which both are older but for now doing the job for what I do. If I start doing more advanced video then I will upgrade my systems. You might want to get more RAM if possible. What are you recording and what special feautres are you putting into your short 6 minute video(s) ? If you have an example to upload for your video let us know the link.

Pending on how serious a person gets with doing audio and video then yes it might take a hefty system to handle it all. This all depends on what the outcome and length of the videos will be and how many special features are used etc. I know some people that have massive systems as this is what they do for a living.
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the audio and narration run the length of the project along with the screenshots static oh I have a lot of custom animation because  recording through Camtasia is not the best option
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This is more like a simulation created using animations in  Camtasia rather a recording and just voice over to tell views what i am doing
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You may want to try Joe's suggestion and report back and let us know if that helps or not.
When you say a lot of custom animations becuase recording through Camtasia is not the best option are these animations coming from somewhere else for example say PowerPoint or another software instead of the optionf for animations etc. in Camtasia itself ? Just curious if they are from somewhere else or ones you added in editing.
Like I stated with more animations, callouts, special fx etc. it can be take a lot of resources when rendering. Personally I appreciate the posts back you make so we know if any of the ideas or suggestions help you or not. Thanks for doing that.
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Install changes hardware acceleration setting. You might want to try software only
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The animations were created in Camtasia with the custom animation tool and zooms. So everything was created in Camtasia. 
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Sounds like you need to try Software rendering mode in preferences.
If you don't have a strong graphics card, 2018 renders slow if GPU acceleration is enabled.
Regards,Joe
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I'll check what i'm currently using and try this.
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Camtasia was set to use the graphics card under hardware acceleration so best recommendation is to change that to software? 

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Considering that Camtasia 9 rendered near identical projects much faster. ABSOLUTELY!
That's the difference in rendering engines between Cam 9 and 2018.


Your graphics card utilizes and improves rendering times in 2018 or it doesn't. In your case it does quite the opposite.It slows everything down.

SO you want to render in Software only mode.
Camtasia 9 doesn't render using the graphics card at all. That's why Cam 9 worked better for you.It renders in software mode by default.

Just re-render an existing project and you should see the improvement.
Regards,Joe
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I'm testing this now and I'll report back but it does not look good 5 minutes and i'm only at 8.4%
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If you don't see improvements and Camtasia 9 works just fine.

I'd start with a fresh download and reinstall of Cam 2018.If that doesn't fix the problem.


I would probably contact Tech Support. Because overall. Camtasia 9 and 2018 are not that much different from each other. Tech support is better equipped to drill down and figure out what's going on.

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Regards, Joe

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Yeah thanks  guess things are headed in that direction up to 20 minutes at about 50%
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I just saw you posted you had 4gb of graphics RAM?If that's the case you have a discrete graphics card. "Not integrated"into the motherboard. I would look into updating the drivers and rendering using GPU acceleration. 
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Just a reminder, 2018 needs a re-start to make changes to the rendering settings.
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Yes I did restart. This render took at least 10 minutes longer i was into the 40 min range
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I was getting ready to post a screenshot of this and you beat me to it Joe. Great suggestion to try out and see if it makes a difference. I think they should make more training videos that go through some of these settings to let users know and understand the way they work and when they might want to use them. Just my opinion.