Source Files Too Large?

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I just started editing a new project and ran into a few hiccups.
First, the source files were .mxf which I had never encountered before.
Camtasia (2018) didn't seem to know what to do with them either.
I used HandBrake to convert them to mp4 and (hours later) got to work.
However, now I see that the video is jerky and stuttering and just BAD.
I went back and looked at the HandBrake-converted file and it's just fine when playing in VLC.
That's when I noticed that the average file size of these clips is between 9 and 12 GB each.
Is that the source of Camtasia's distress?

Any suggestions on how small these chunks should be, once I start paring it down?

Thanks, folks!
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