I'm sorry you are having trouble!
Maybe you can answer these questions so others can chip in and offer up some help.
- Where did your recordings come from on your timeline? Screen recordings, phone recording, other?
- Are your recordings real world video like games, real life, etc? Or, are they screen recordings?
- How long are your video clips on the timeline?
- How long is your video overall?
- When you produce your video, do you see the lag? Or, is it only occurring while editing on the timline?
- Do you have other effects added to your video such as behaviors, transitions, animations, etc?
Thanks for any other information you can provide.
To answer your questions:
1) I am making 3 short (1-3 minute) tutorial videos for work. These videos are straight from a Sony HDR-Xr550v camcorder.
2) These videos are real life.
3) Video clips on average are 30 seconds to 1 minute.
4) Videos overall are 2:30-3:30 minutes
5) I have not tried to produce the videos, so I only notice the lagging when I edit on the timeline.
6) Videos have captions and the fade in/out transition.
I noticed that before I added captions, the recordings were fine. They became worse when transitions were added.
Thanks for your help!
60fps footage is a problem.Camtasia doesn't support it.The editor manipulates footage to achieve 30fps and the result can make playback choppy and editing a problem.
Movies are recorded with AVCHD 1920
1080/60i format when the FX or FH mode
of the high definition image quality (HD) is
selected. And when the HQ or LP mode of the
high definition image quality (HD) is selected,
movies are recorded with AVCHD 1440
1080/60i format. Movies are recorded with
MPEG-2 format when the standard image
quality (STD) is selected.
The best thing to do is convert the footage with a video converter before importing into Camtasia.Hand Brake is a popular free program with Camtasia users.https://handbrake.fr/
You would want to convert the footage to 1080p 30fps."Progressive". Not 1080i "Interlaced".
I prefer Freemake video converter. Its less confusing to use than Handbrake.My Computer crashed a while back and I lost easy access to the info I'm posting now.
Freemake Video Converter
See Image below, click to enlarge.
I will add one precaution. When you're installing the program there will be several options for additional software that you will probably want to decline installing. You just need to make sure you check the right box. The programs aren't nefarious in nature so if you accidentally install one you can uninstall it without issue.
Freemake is pretty easy to use and that's why I recommend it.
best solution is to export all captions [as an srt], finish editing [add/edit objects but do not make any cuts that will affect times; the when finished the edits, import the srt to put the captions back in the project
produced videos should be fine regardless of how many captions are in the project
as a side bar, captions make excellent timeline navigation markers, and in produced videos, they make excellent keyword search tools
if further curious, perhaps check out relevant tutorials ...
in the TOC, search for "caption"