Video lag in Camtasia 5

By March 15, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

I have been experiencing video lag in Camtasia 5.  It would seeming ly happen without rhyme or reason and was a progressively increasing lag where I could hear my voice talking about things I had not done in the video yet.  There are a few remedies that seem to fix the problem or at least help, and I will list them here.

1) If the audio is thrown off after producing the video but looks fine when reviewing it before it is produced, make sure you are including an index during production.  The option can be seen in th ecustom production wizard:

2) It might be caused by a memory leak of some sort.  Rebooting before each video and recording short segments could aleviate the problem.

3) While recording the video, have all the applications you will need open already.  I noticed that the lagging recordings coincided with times that I opened Windows Explorer during a video recording session.

Note:  From what I have read, these problems cropped up in Camtasia 5, so this might not be a problem at all in version 4.

I hope this helps someone out!

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Alain "Lino" Tadros is President & CEO of Falafel Software, a Silicon Valley based company, with presence in Colorado,Texas, Michigan, Florida and North Carolina, dedicated to providing world-class consulting, training, and software development for small, medium, and enterprise level businesses. Prior to founding Falafel, Lino was a member of the development team at Borland for Delphi and C++Builder. Lino has been awarded Microsoft MVP status twelve years in a row for his numerous contributions to the C# community and is an expert in .NET, LINQ, ASP.NET, MVC, XAML, Windows Phone and Web Services. Lino is an industry renowned speaker and has given numerous presentations on 5 different continents since 1994. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors of 4 Silicon Valley corporations.