TechSmith's Camtasia Studio & 60 FPS

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Hello,

As part of our continuing conversation about the future roadmap of Camtasia, we want to let you know that 60 frames per second support for screen recording, timeline editing, and video production are a high priority on our backlog for a future release of Camtasia (after the next major release – not included in the next major).

Due to the increasing trend of devices supporting higher frame rate video recording, video hosting sites supporting higher frame rate videos, and higher frame rates in high motion screen recordings, TechSmith is committed to supporting all necessary aspects of “60 frames per second” functionality.

We don’t have a date for when this support will be released. At this time, we want to focus on getting the UI, performance, and workflows correct versus committing to a release date.

We would appreciate any feedback you care to leave within this post to let us know of your specific “60 frames per second” needs including general ideas, workflows, processes, hardware and software you use, etc.

Thanks so much.

Kelly Mullins
Customer Engagement
TechSmith
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Then I will probably look for another video editing software, since 60 fps is kind of important to me.
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GamesRealm

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I give up to Camtasia long time ago, when the 60fps version will be released i will be more than glad to come back using your software!
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squarology

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Sounds great, I hope you guys get it by at least Q2 2016. Good luck!!
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private.way

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It's the end of Q3 2016 and its still missing!
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Marius Kiefer

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q4 2016 still no 60 fps
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taffyadamsandvich

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q1 2017 and still nope. :(
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mpk355

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I am still using the original cam 9 and it works as of March 2107. But cannot upgrade and 24fps seems to be a problem with audio not syncing properly when it's fine in my iphone7.
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Justinas Daraska

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run your audio thro audacity
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Trevor Sullivan

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I record screencasts, and other types of videos, with Camtasia, and post them on popular media channels such as YouTube and Microsoft's MSDN Channel 9 website, which gets a lot of traffic. You can easily search for and find my content many places online.

60 fps provides a smoother consumer experience, and I would like to provide my viewers with an exceptional, above-average experience. The hardware I use to record includes:

- Dell Latitude E6430 
- Apple Macbook Pro 13" Retina
- Built-in Macbook Pro Facetime Webcam
- Logitech C910 webcam
- AudioTechnica AT2020 USB Condenser Microphone
- Yeti Blu USB Condenser Microphone

I also require improved support for chroma key (green screen) support in Camtasia. The current support is rudimentary at best, and doesn't provide the flexibility I need in order to record high quality green screen content in Camtasia. Specifically:

- ScreenFlow supports multiple per-clip video FX, however I can only create a single chroma key FX in Camtasia.
- Camtasia needs a "lasso select" tool to make edits to clips, so I can remove troublesome sections of the green screen (mostly due to poor lighting on my part).

I can post this feedback in a new work item.

Cheers,
Trevor Sullivan
Microsoft MVP: PowerShell
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http://twitter.com/pcgeek86
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Gerry

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I provide fast action, flight simulation instructional videos, and 60fps is just so much better. Would really like to see this in camtasia.
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Merlin Erdogmus

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60 FPS support, and you got me as a new customer.
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Dave Voyles

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Waiting desperately, for both 64bit and 60FPS versions of this.
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HenrikoMagnifico

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Sorry to say, but I feel the same. I won't be using Camtasia until it updates with 60 fps support, since all my iPhone fotage is recorded in 60 fps and looks "choppy" otherwise. 
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60fps is a bit late. especially with so many action camera footage nowadays capturing at 120 fps. I am certainly going to need to look at another editing software if this is not remedied soon. Sometime in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2016 would be nice!!
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This is getting a bit beyond a joke now, you guys should have implemented 60 FPS a while ago, why is this taking so long? I only use Camtasia because of its simple interface, but I will be moving over to another video editor soon if this isnt sorted out soon. 
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Gerry Abbott

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Thats why i have moved to powerdirector. Quarter of the price, and much more functionality. I have been with Camtasia for several years, but now its outdated and overpriced.
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Dave Voyles

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I'm in the same boat. I use After Effects when I need 60 FPS or anything above the basics.

I use Camtasia only when I need to quickly get something out the door. 
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Jonathan Gustafsson

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damn that was 10 months ago
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JC

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Any Camtasia mac alternative that records 60fps?
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Trevor Sullivan

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Yes! Check out ScreenFlow. It records 60fps really nicely. 
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JC

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Thanks, but do you think it can record without making me lag? I use Camtasia to record Minecraft and it slows me down only 3-10 frames which is not much, but other softwares tend to make me lose triple the frames like OBS.
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Sorry JC, I didn't know what you were recording. If you're recording a game, you might want to check out XSplit Broadcaster, instead of OBS. I think that's Mac compatible. On Windows, there's a 60fps alternative called Bandicam that's supposed to be really good, but I haven't tried it myself just yet. Hope this helps!
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JC i prefer Action!Milliris ,it can record 1080p60fps without losing major fps.
of course it depends on you pc performance
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I've been waiting for 60fps for so long. I frequently  find myself using Premiere instead of Camtasia, even though I love Camtasia and despise Premiere, because for my gameplay videos on YouTube 30fps just doesn't cut it anymore.
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Richard Longworth

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Will support for 60fps be coming soon? Would appreciate an estimated time
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Hi Richard,

Would you mind giving us some insight about what types of projects you would find 60fps support useful for? What are you hoping you will be able to accomplish with this type of feature?
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private.way

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I just wasted hours wondering why Camtasia couldn't process the videos from the camcorder I bought 3 years ago.  After going around and around with tech support I learn that it can't handle 60 fps.  Honestly, I am blown away by this.  I can't believe I wasted my money....
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Hello,

Very sorry to hear about your frustrating experience! If you can let me know what make/model of camcorder you were using, we'd love to add it to our list of devices to investigate. Also, if you could talk a bit about what type of a project you were hoping to use the footage in, that would be great information for us to have as well, as we consider potential features to implement in the future.
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Jay Bernard

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With the release of Camtasia 9, I am so aggravated to find out that we cannot render in 60fps!
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nathanq620.nc

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When you add 60 fps support, then I'll upgrade to Camtasia Studio 9. I see absolutely no point in spending nearly £100 (and that's half price! (since I'm an existing customer)) on upgrading when it will have no use for me. The only extra feature I need from Camtasia Studio at this point is being able to record, edit and render at 60fps. I won't be buying any future releases of Camtasia until this is implemented.
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justux204

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just add quicktime plugin like in camtasia 8.6v...
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Robert R., Online Community Admin

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Hi Justux204,

Please note that we do not recommend using QuickTime due to security concerns, click here for more details. Due to Apple's decision to drop Windows QuickTime support major outlets have been recommending all Windows users uninstall QuickTime due to a number of blatant security issues. We no longer support QuickTime and strongly recommend against opening your computer to potential threat.
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Rick Stone

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Robert, I believe I saw Joe Morgan post a video the other day that demonstrated how to install only the QuickTime CODEC so that one could use MOV, but still not be vulnerable to the exploits you mention. I believe the vulnerability is with the QuickTime Player.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi Rick;

That would work ... if Camtasia 9 supported the QuickTime plugin interface (it does not). There is also the fact that modern QuickTime MOV files are often H.264 video streams with AAC audio codecs, which is the same as an industry-standard MP4 file. One could ask, "why not use the far more common, more universally accepted and used, MP4 container?"

I have a really good explanation on Camtasia Studio 8.6 and 60 FPS that I strongly recommend users review, as it explains how 60 FPS in prior versions of Camtasia was in fact, not truly 60 FPS. You can read it at: https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/camtasia-studio-9-60fps-rendering
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I need 60fps for my videos (gaming)  i realy like camtasia and i kinda mastered it. so probably i will use quicktime anyway, i only use ir for rendering, i do not open my videos with that player
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The Camtasia timeline only supports 30fps video. You can import 60fps recordings but the editor will discard frames until it reach 30fps. That where the real problem comes in when trying to edit or render 60fps video. It just doesn't work.I'm confident that Camtasia will support 60fps footage one day.I just don't know when.

Regards, Joe
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Actually Rick,
 that was nearly 5 months ago that I posted that video. https://youtu.be/8lDOgqO_fVk
I've been importing mov's ever since.

I actually like this guys take and explanation. He really gets into the meat and potatoes of the issue. Maybe TechSmith will sit up and take notice. I'd love to hear their take on this. 


Regards,Joe

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Rick Stone

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LOL, maybe you posted it five months ago, but I only saw it recently. ;)
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Joe Morgan

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And in case your wondering, I can import mov's into Camtasia 9 as well.
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Robert R., Online Community Admin

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Hi Joe;

Camtasia 9 can indeed import H.264 MOV files (with uncompressed or AAC audio), but what it cannot do is export to MOV, which is what the original comment by justux204 was about. The previous method of producing a 60 FPS video was to produce to MOV and in the production wizard you would set the framerate; it was not a true 60 FPS (again, see my response here). I do not think that the argument has been that you could not import MOV files, but rather that the concept of installing QuickTime, or the QuickTime codecs will allow Camtasia 9 users to produce to a 60 FPS MOV file. Thank you though, for sharing the video, it is certainly informative.

-Robert
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Is Camtasia 9 still operating at 30 fps? Canon 760D in the UK works at 25 and 50 fps. Can we edit the preferred frame rate rather than having to run everything through an editor to alter the frame rate. Should have asked this before upgrading - duh!!!
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Joe Morgan

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The editor still runs at 30fps.

Regards,Joe
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Forgot to check before upgrading - have obviously invested time in learning Camtasia by having to run everything through an editor slows production right down. Any tips on this Joe? Is importing at 25fps going to look horrible. Currently filming at 50 and reducing to 30. Appreciate your reply btw. P
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Being that I’m from America this question is a little outside of my wheelhouse.I'm not sure you if you should reduce 50fps footage to 30 or 25fps. I would think 25fps would be smoother in the long run.

It  seems like recording at 25fps would be the best option,however.....

I’m going to defer to the tech guys at TechSmith on this one.

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Regards, Joe

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peter.urey I would put the 50fps footage through a program called Handbrake with the fps under the video tab set to 30fps. That's what I do to get my 25fps or 50fps footage to work, considering Camtasia are years behind everyone else and still don't have 60fps support.
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Many thanks - you would have thought they would allow for 25 an50 fps but apparently not. P
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Any updates?
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Jay Bernard

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A year later and still nothing......  I do not understand how this is so hard.
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2017 new year but still no 60 fps
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TechSmith should be ashamed. I just wasted $200 trying out Camtasia 9.... yayaya I should have checked to make sure it could support 60fps, but I assumed that was BASIC stuff... At least 8 had a work-around. TechSmith has not only lost me as a company, but I'm stopping all use for our company. You've lost a customer and a whole lot of licenses. Awful. 
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Got a little bit excited for  Camtasia 9 when I heard a New Version was out , so decided to Download the Free! Trial before purchasing a Copy...Installed it, only to find out there was no 60FPS Support - why there is no support for 60fps and above is beyond me, everyone 'especially gamers now upload their videos to YouTube in 60fps - get with the times Camtasia. back! to Sony Vegas. Camtasia 9 looks great. hopefully you fix this with an Update!!! 'UNINSTALLED' for now HOPEFULLY.
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Yup also found this thread trying to figure out why I'm limited to 30 fps after wasting a bunch of time. I just bought the new Camtasia too. Pretty disappointing experience for the price :/
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Worst part is developers don't even bother to answer where is 60fps? Its a shame when you have to pay that kinda money

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