The Preview is lagging

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It tried everything. I read some tutorials and still can't figure it out why it still lags.
Even going through Preferences and changing the Hardware Acceleration. Can anyone help me?
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Crunched Wolfy

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Robert R., Online Community Admin

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Hi there;
What version of Camtasia are you running? What type of content are you attempting to edit in Camtasia, imported media files or Camtasia Recorder files? Could you share details about the system you are using (Operating System, RAM, Graphics Card, etc.)? Also, are you storing your project files and/or source files in a network drive, external/flash hard drive, or in a cloud-synced folder (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.)?
-Robert
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Crunched Wolfy

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Camtasia 9 (I newly updated it and it looks the same but the names are different. One is named Camtasia 2018 and the one I am using now is Camtasia 9). Right now I am processing and converting .avi formatted videos to .mp4?

I am editing currently the .avi(videos) and .png (images).
Here's what Windows gave me:
  • processor: AMD A6-6400K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 3.90 GHz
  • (also I have VulkanRT installed)
  • Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB (3.21 GB usable)
  • System Type: 64-bit Operating System
  • Pen and Touch: None (unnecessary)
My Projects are stored definitely on my PC (Local)
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Camtasia 9 does not support frame rates greater than 30

perhaps try first converting the AVI to 30 FPS; then try again?

or, upgrade to Camtasia 2018, which support 60 FPS editing
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Joe Morgan

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A AMD A6-6400K is a dual core processor which is not a great processor for video work.

4GB of RAM is going to work against you as well.

Bottom line, your computer could be better.

It's true that Camtasia 9 doesn't support 60fps natively. Converting the video to 30fps will help.
But even updating to Camtasia 2018 isn't going to help you very much.

Here are the system requirements for 2018.You meet the minimum requirements.That's about it from what I'm seeing.You say Radon HD graphics, but no desecrate  graphics card is listed.

Which really means, you can run the program.But don't expect great performance.
https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-system-requirements.html

Camtasia 9's minimum requirements would be identical or close.I don't have a link for them. So I can't list them.

Regards,Joe

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Crunched Wolfy

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How does AMD work with Camtasia?
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Joe Morgan

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AMD has come a long way. Intel processors were the industry leaders  in video editing for an incredibly long time.
For that reason, I'm sticking with Intel. 

AMD has competitive processors these days. When it comes right down to it, all processors are different.
How they process information, cash memory, etc and so forth. All these things effect how well they perform in different situations.

If you ran a head to head bench test between a top of the line intel i-7 and a top of the of line AMD Ryzen 7.
In a computer, exactly like yours.Same make, same year, same amount of RAM.Same hard drives.Same graphics card. Utilizing Camtasia.
You would know with a reasonably amount of certainty. Which processor would give you the best performance in that 1 situation.
It would require more tests to acquire other bench marks.

Overall, I'm would think any high performance AMD processor would work well with Camtasia.

Being an Intel man, I have no way of knowing that through experience.

I just know you currently have a low powered CPU with 2 cores. And that's a under-performer in the video editing world.Even if Intel created it.

Regards,Joe
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Crunched Wolfy

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Yep. Upon using device manager, I found out I have two processors and you're right. I just wish I had my old PC back. It was using Intel and everything seems to be very good, even video games. Don't worry... I am thank you for helping me.
I have downgraded my Camtasia and it helps by 30%.
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Crunched Wolfy

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Don't worry! I repaired and reinstalled my AMD Catalyst. I got things repaired and all I need is to know how to assign it to Camtasia. And I mean to "accelerate great performance." The problem isn't big now, I downgraded to Camtasia 8.4 and it seems not lag much. Playing back from the beginning to the end plays 10-30% lag.

Edit: Not sure what to mess or configure with my AMD Catalyst.
(I am really sorry if you can't understand my reply. English isn't my main language)
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