which screen recording tool (snagit or camtasia) eats the fewest PC resources?

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Not much to add here.... I sometimes record GoToMeeting sessions.... when I have both GTM and a recording tool working my machine gets stressed... just trying to figure out which app would stress it less.
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Logan S.

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Hey Dustin,

I can only go off of what is happening personally for me, but when I run both recorders, Camtasia Recorder takes up significantly less in the way of resources. Hope that helps a bit!
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I agree with Logan but would like to add a few things. When it comes to resources it would all depend on the speed of the CPU Processor, Memory Available, and a few other things. Also, I have found that CS 8 for the PC for me is the best option as it has the editing functions I need.

One thing to Keep In Mind that I would like to mention though is that when using the Camtasia Studio 8 Recorder do not also have the Camtasia Studio 8 Software running in the background as that I have found takes up more resources too. Meaning just use the CS 8 Recorder and then Save, Produce, or whatever after the recording is completed and then it will open the editing software for CS8. That is just my advice and I am only sharing my 2 cents worth here from my personal experience. I hope this helps a little and thanks for posting.
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That helps a lot... particularly shutting down CS8 after I get the recorder going.... sometimes I think it would be nice just to have the recorder as a separate app.
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Dustin the Camtasia Studio 8 Recorder can be opened before the software app. It is separate if you go to your Start Button under TechSmith you should see just the Camtasia Studio 8 Recorder and that will allow you to just start the Recorder and not the Editing Software and then you can just record your screen and when done (Stopped) you will then have options to Save, Produce, Etc. I hope this helps a little more. Let us know and thanks for posting back.

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