Why is Camtasia 2019 so slow

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The render speeds are at a crawl now with a 4 min 1080p60fps video taking close to 30 minutes when in 2018 it would only take 10. I cant even do 30fps videos in 1080 and it's frustrating, my rig can handle it with 16 gb of ram and i7 7800 with a GTX 1060.
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Ed Covney

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Even the 10 minutes in 2018 seems slow. What kind of internal storage do you have? Can you open task manager (performance tab) and monitor what's going on?  If you also have Snagit, can you snag  the left side CPU through GPU. If you have just one internal drive, you may have a list of 5-items down the left. Click on the box that appears to have a peaked graph line.


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Its when I do custom renders at 1080p60fps with water marks, I found out Camtasia only using 15% CPU output
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Hmm, that was not expected. Now, I must ask exactly what system do you have? If you run Belarc advisor:
https://www.belarc.com/en/products_belarc_advisor
and post the result (first remove any license serial numbers).
If you lived next store, I'd check your licenses (Windows, Office, ???, your BIOS, Windows updates) and much, much more. But I suspect your hardware more than Camtasia. Sorry.
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I see your running a nice strong processor and graphics card.

Yet still running Windows build 1803 which is the October release that was deleting some peoples files initially.
The issue was resolved and automatic updates installing version 1809 never seemed to resume.
I just got around to installing 1809 April 6. If nothing else it gives you a re-freshed build of Windows to work from with a few cobwebs cleared away. I had to reinstall one of my programs. Text Speaker.
I've got 185 installed programs totaling nearly 100GB. Losing one that I'm aware of is not bad.
1/2 of those 185 are plug ins or supporting visual content files from Microsoft. Things of this nature.

Just manually check for updates and Windows should start downloading 1809 immediately.


In the long run you might not get anywhere by dong this as far as your render times go. But you will get a fresh build installed.Theres actually a newer one coming soon. I'm going to wait a while and let that build prove itself before I install it as well.

Its your call, think about it. Its a good idea to keep that graphics card updated as well. You could install GeForce Experience to handle updates. Alert you when ones available.You don't need to install most of them.
90+% of them are updates so gamers  can achieve smoother better frame rates in game play.
They release a new driver every 1 to 2 weeks. I'll wait 2,3 months or so to update. Its good to be current, but you don't have to go nuts.
GeForce has it's own screen recorder. Which is kind of nice.https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/geforce-experience/

That's where "I personally" would start. That's my thoughts.

Regards,Joe
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I can use the preset 108030fps and it uses close to 80% but when I'm in custom it's stuck at 15%
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Given the amount of room you have remaining on your C:\, Windows may not want to update until you clean it up.
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Good point, but if she downloads the update to the D drive I don't see an issue.
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Joe, its not the download that's worrisome, its the install. Windows will keep 1803 in place until after 1809 is fully installed. Then a "clean up" can get up to 30 GB back.

In the mid to longer term, she'll need to replace the smallish C:\ with, maybe a 480 GB ( for <  $ 60. ) 

https://www.amazon.com/PNY-CS900-480GB-Internal-Solid/dp/B071Z2BNVQ/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=ssd+480...