The lag between voice and video AAARRRGGGHHHH

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The lag between voicew and video and the general slow response on play back is making it impossible to use Camtasia 9. Am filming in 50fps and running via Hnandbrake to 30 fps and following the guidelines, I believe, but it's just become unbearable to use. AM thinking it's time to dirtch ther investment in time learning Camtasia and move on. Any solutions or suggestions?
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peter.urey

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wayne

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There are a lot of things that I use Camtasia for, but dealing with Video captured outside of the computers, like from a camera, I use either "Sony Vegas" or "Premiere Pro from Adobe"

If you use either of them programs, then you will not have a need to lower your fps using Handbrake.

I use Handbrake to shrink the size of a video for upload when it is too large.
I have never used it to change the fps.
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Thanks for the advice - will check out Sony Vegas as someone else gave it a good review in the camera shop. Peter
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I have a LOT of videos on YouTube teaching on how to use Vegas.
vegas 11 (17 videos)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFB40BB49A9C10FFF
vegas 12 (30 Videos)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoGpay6XnQnRkgXLNOmQkDyeVHWtUCEJ3
vegas 13 (35 videos)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoGpay6XnQnSWNTZhznLGDLB813NLsLjM

Near about everything that you will need in order to get up and running with Vegas.
Good Luck
Wayne
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Many thanks - will check it all out. Peter
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They have out a new 14, however. I have not had the chance to give it a whirl yet.
Hope they help.
The program is designed to handle up to 4k.
So, you should not have any issues.
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FYI.  We use an old Canon video camera to capture the sermons and special events.  Initial files are in .M2T format, which Camtasia cannot handle even with the wrapper created years ago by a Techsmith employee.  The initial files range in size from 6 to 14 GB.  These are run through Handbrake to create an MP4 file.  The MP4 files are between 1.2 and 2.8 GB.  These are edited in CS8 with little or no trouble.  Editing, however, is minor.  Adding bible verses where mentioned or quoted.  Splash page.  Cut coughing attacks, drinks of water, etc.  Cutting sound of short coughs, names of countries, etc.  So, nothing major.

In our situation CS8 works just fine!

Oh, I failed to mention that after editing with Handbrake we had lag that kept increasing as time went on.  Techsmith helpdesk, which suggested Handbrake, helped create the parameters to stop that nonsense!  Occasionally, after "heavy" editing.  Lag/stutter occurs around cuts and patches.  Saving the project, closing CS8, reopening the project eliminates the stutter.

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Many thanks for your excellent advice. P