Webcam recording bitrates?

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I'm using Camtasia 9 (with the latest patches as of Feb 23, 2017) on Windows 10.  I have a recently released Logitech Brio webcam.  I set the webcam format to 30fps, YUY2 compression, and 1280x720 Output size.  Unfortunately, the bitrate of the resulting video is relatively low, I know this because when I wave my hand in front of my face, I see quite a bit of macroblocking in the video that is output to Camtasia.  There doesn't seem to be a lot of knobs to turn when it comes to adjusting how webcam video is recorded in Camtasia.  I may end up opening a support ticket, but I wanted to check to see if anyone "out there" has experience with getting better video quality from a webcam when recording using Camtasia?
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When using your webcam in Camtasia Studio and you try changing the settings for it in my opinion it is not up to par as it can take a lot or put more strain on the CPU from what I have been told. If I am trying to do a better video of myself using my webcam then I use the software that came with the webcam or another software over Camtasia Studio. I usually do not notice much different if I just use what I can with Camtasia when recording the webcam but I do not use that feature a lot.

I would consider contacting TechSmith Support and asking them and if possible can you post a video to show us what you are seeing ? Sorry for the issue you are having and hope this helps a little bit. Thanks for posting and let us know what you find out by posting your feedback here please. Have a great day/night.

Best Regards ~ Fred.