Upconvert 30 fps to 60 fps in Camtasia 2018?

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When starting a new project, if I set the canvas to 60 fps, select "Always keep project at current frame rate",  then import a 30 fps clip and export at 60 fps, is the clip automatically converted to 60 fps? Does Camtasia actually add the missing frames? Are there any issues or tips on the best was to do this? Thanks.

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Jay Versluis

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Yes it does, it interpolates footage that's less than 60fps. It's a complex process, essentially doubling frames when necessary. So for 30fps footage, each frame is shown twice.
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Thanks for the clarification!
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Yes,Camtasia will duplicate frames but that's it. It doesn't actually create new frames like Optical Flow does when you use Premiere Pro and it creates new frames based on what the program thinks should be there.

In Camtasia its pretty much a pointless exercise that increases the number of frames and doesn't make the footage any smoother or easier to watch.So don't do it if you're working with strictly 30fps footage.

If your mixing 60fps footage and 30fps footage in the same project.And want a 60fps video when your done, this is what will be required to render your 30fps footage.It will occur automatically as you render to 60fps.You don't even need to think about it. Just make sure the project settings are 60fps.

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Unless the rest of the footage is 60fps, then as Joe Morgan said it's pointless to upconvert from 30fps to 60fps. Kind of like photocopying your money: the machine spins and sputters, but you don't get anything useful out of it.