why is 2160P aka UHD not a preset Canvas Dimension?

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Maybe I am just missing the option, but why can I not save UHD as a canvas size?
Why is it not part of the defaults ? Seems pretty standard to me !

Also, while we are here does anyone know if we can render in 2160P60 ?
I have an i7-6700, 48GB of DDR4 ram and an R9 390x 8GB GPU (Currently using a SATA SSD that saturates the ports but I'm looking at the 960 pro M.2 drive) so I have no doubt my rig could handle it.

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Camtasia doesn't even support 60fps footage. You can import it but as soon as you place it on the timeline the editor discards frames until it reaches 30fps.

You can create a custom canvas size "Project Setting" in preferences. Every time you launch the editor the project dimensions will match your custom setting by default.See Image Below,Click to Enlarge

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Thanks for the reply Joe, I did not realize the custom canvas would be taken into account by default for future projects as well. :-)

Thank-you very much for the warning on 60fps, for some reason I was sure it did. I wonder why the software cannot do it.
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Oddly enough, the Camtasia editor has never supported 60fps video.
You can record at 60fps if you type the value in manually in the recorder settings.

You could even output 60fps footage using .mov in Camtasia 8.
However,it was still just 30 frames of footage overall. Every frame was rendered twice.

Regards,Joe
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Very interesting, thanks for the background info !
I'll submit a feature request :-) I am sure others would like buttery smooth 60FPS vids
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Hey Joe, I'm curious. You said that one could actually record at 60 fps. Are you certain that it actually happened? And if so, how were you able to tell?

I know the recorder is separate from the editor, so I suppose it's possible that one could indeed record at an actual 60 fps, but how would one know for certain if it actually occurred or if the setting just reported 60 but really it was 30? Did you open the recording in a different editor such as say, Premiere Pro?

Seems like an elusive thing. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hey Rick, that's a good question.
I suspect others may wonder about my statement as well.
I'm not perfect but my responses are based on tests I conduct myself.

The following example was created using an extracted 60fps .trec recording. I recorded it specifically for the following example.
This is a screen recording.It's of an image opened in Windows media player on my desktop. I grabbed it and moved it around as I recorded.
I needed to show some motion to demonstrate that every frame of the video contained different information and was not repeated frames. That shows that the footage is in fact 60fps.

 First off, you can right click the video file and select properties.That will allow you to look up what the frame rate is.

 I opened the video in After Effects because A.E. supports 60fps video.It also has the ability to display Rulers and Guides. The rulers and guides can show movement from frame to frame with indisputable precision.

The following JPEG show the properties of the extracted video at the top of the image.

The following 3 images demonstrate that the Windows Media player has moved it's position through 3 subsequent frames of footage.

See Image Below, Click to Enlarge ,

Merry Christmas
Regards,Joe

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Cool. Thanks for sharing that!

And merry Christmas backatcha! Rick :)
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+10 Internet points for this ! Thank-you