It took well over an hour to "Produce" a 15 mintue video using camtasia. Is that the norm? Can I reduce this time by upgrading my computer or changing settings in my project? I have a Windows 7 computer.
Great news! We've just released Camtasia Studio 8, which we've redesigned from the ground up for better stability and performance. We think there's a good possibility that this particular issue has been resolved in the latest version.
Part of the re-write includes a brand-new rendering engine that takes advantage of GPU acceleration for fast decoding and rendering. It has been designed to be much more robust than in previous versions of Camtasia Studio.
You can download a free, fully-functional 30-day trial of Camtasia Studio 8 here: http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia-wha... . There's no need to remake the project files -- Camtasia Studio 8 will upgrade projects from version 6 or later.