Simple idea: MAKE RENDERING FASTER ON CAMTASIA 8.

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The rendering is WAY too slow, regardless of what settings you place it on. Seriously, a 3 minute video will take 10-20 minutes, and an 18-minute video takes 4 hours! Like, not okay. Can anyone send some alternatives for rendering? Because I won't be paying 300 dollars for a program that can even render fast.
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Hello,

How much memory do you have on what operating system to experience this long render time?
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Meaningful Mitty

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Windows 7 Professional. I usually upload my videos to YouTube while it renders but I haven't received help on that, and so I have to render it THEN upload it to YouTube, and then it usually ends up in poor quality. Do you have any other softwares that can render fast?
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In addition to what Timbre4 asked, I would ask what your computer processor is. Also, I note you didn't say how much memory you have.

When rendering things, it's helpful to have ample memory and a fast processor. I noticed a dramatic improvement in video rendering when I took the leap to an Intel i7 processor and 8 gigs of RAM. I really wanted 16 gigs but the laptop didn't support that much RAM. :(

Cheers... Rick :)
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Okay well, I'm not going to buy a new laptop just to use Camtasia. Can you see if you can solve this other problem I'm having though? 
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No one suggested you had to buy a new laptop; it was a question of do you have enough memory to match your expectations of rendering video. It won't just be an issue with CS but any other program that does rendering. *it's heavy lifting

If you press the Windows key and Pause / Break key you can answer this simple question.

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Meaningful Mitty

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My processor isn't the best, and no need to be rude.  http://prntscr.com/7hcgvg
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Not intending to be rude, just to get useful information to address your inquiry. You have a Celeron with 2 GB RAM (<<< the answer). While the laptop may be useful for any number of chores, video rendering with any program will remain a challenge.

At minimum check into adding some memory; it would likely support 8GB of RAM depending on the laptop's provisions.

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Meaningful Mitty

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Yeah, my RAM is pretty bad haha. Thanks for notifying me, and I do have another problem with Camtasia though. 
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I don't believe anyone is trying to be rude. The most likely issue is the combination of a celeron processor and only 2 gigs of RAM. It's really as simple as that. Camtasia and any other type of video editor is very processor and memory hungry. It's just a fact of life when working with video type applications.

Apologies if you felt we were being rude. We are only being honest. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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Meaningful Mitty

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Alright, I understand. But can you guys pleaase help me with this other issue? https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/-were-sorry-camtasia-cannot-connect-to-youtube-check...
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I have 32 GBs of RAM i7 2nd Generation, 4gb video nVidia video card How can I make camtasia use all my power to render this thing faster?????????????
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Hi there

From what you have described, your hardware specs shouldn't be any issue.

Aside from ensuring that the video is on your local hard drive and choosing to render a smaller video and playing with some of the different outputs, I'm going to suggest there likely isn't much you can really do to speed things up. As I understand it, Camtasia is a 32 bit application. As such, it doesn't have the ability to take advantage of things a 64 bit application can. 

Hopefully a new version is around the corner and it will support 64 bit as well as be faster. But we won't really know until TechSmith releases a new version. ;)

Note that I don't work for TechSmith, I'm a user same as you. Nor do I have any other sort of "insider" information. It's just logical to conclude that any software company is always working on the next version of whatever it is they produce. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks Rick!!!
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Rick this sucks because CAMTASIA is so behind on all these awesome FAST Rendering video services. 
Camtasia is losing customers every day when there brand new computer takes 45min to 1 hour to render.
The value is going down to a $149 software with out 64bit and slow rendering. 
I feel sorry they haven't capitalized as they could...
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Yes. I need an alternative. I upgraded and now it's horribly slow. I was on 7 and it was pretty much real-time rendering which is still kinda slow but now it's just terrible. 20 minute video takes 90 minutes. I think I'm going to start looking for an alternative. My machine is old (5/2012) and I'm about to upgrade and get a new one with Windows 10 but I hear Cam8 doesn't even work with Windows10. I mean seriously, what's the deal? Gotta find an alternative. This is getting ridiculous.
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I was using a Surface Pro 3 (windows 8) to record 60-75 minute ppt based lectures. It took about 20 minutes to render the projects. However my surface died under warranty and my new Surface Pro 3 replacement has windows 10 and a 15 minute lecture is taking over an HOUR to render. Any suggestions to speed up the processing?
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Hi Everyone!

We want to thank you for your patience while we worked to improve our rendering performance.  We are pleased to announce that we have just released our newest, most powerful version of Camtasia yet. Camtasia is now a 64 bit application and it shows. You will see improved performance, stability, the ability to work with more complex projects than ever before, and Camtasia is able to take advantage of more resources if you have a more powerful machine. Most of these benefits will still only be noticeable on stronger machines (see our system requirements). Video editing and rendering is a very computationally intensive process unfortunately.

You can buy Camtasia here or download the trial here.

Please feel free to post your feedback and feature requests here in our Community forums and remember, all technical support-related inquiries should be directed to our dedicated Technical Support team at https://support.techsmith.com/

 

Thanks again!

Scott Schmerer

Senior Software Engineer, Camtasia Windows

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