Video freezes after editing

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I am trying to use just a few seconds of a longer video clip. So I use the snipping tool to cut out sections from the beginning and the end. But the result is very jerky when I play it. The first frame is frozen for a second, and then the video skips forward to a later frame.

Am I doing something wrong? It seems to only happen when I snip from both ends. 
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Steven.McCullough

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Posted 6 months ago

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Joe Morgan

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Have you tried producing the video? Does a produced video play smoothly?

It sounds like a timeline playback issue to me.

Regards,Joe
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No, I haven't. But it seems that it defeats the purpose of having a playback if it doesn't give you a good indication of what the finished video will look like. I will try producing a video, though.
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Steven I do training recordings from 1.5 - 3 hour sessions, obviously for professional reasons we snip all the erms and ahhs and Camtasia fights us all the time.
A few things I have learnt the hard way is
1. save after every snip, no matter how tempted you are
2. NEVER EVER snip over a snip, undo and redo the snip
3. sometimes the playback sounds weird, but if you restart and play back you will find that goes away
4. Whenever Camtasia becomes shaky I clear my temp folder by Right clicking my window, Click on run and type %temp% and clear all... usually I close Camtasia during this

I hope that is of help to you?
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Thanks, Yvonne and Joe. I tried it, and the produced video does not have the glitches that the Camtasia playback shows. I am still annoyed, because I want to be able to get a good idea of how the video will look before I produce it. That's sort of the point of playback.