Camtasia (Windows): Slow Rendering in Camtasia

Problem

The produced video is taking a long time to render.

Solution

There are a couple of different instances which can cause slow rendering in Camtasia Studio. Rendering would normally take about the same time as the length of the timeline. For example, if the timeline is 30 minutes the expected rendering time would also be 30 minutes. Maybe a little more or a little less depending on settings. There are two reasons that can dramatically increase the rendering time.

Reason 1: High Video Dimensions

Since Camtasia's timeline can produce a maximum of 2048x2048, setting a dimension higher than 2048x2048 Camtasia will have to scale the media down to a size that works. That scaling process would have a huge effect and perhaps double or triple the rendering time. Set the dimension to 2048x2048 or shorter for a fast rendering time.

Reason 2: High Quality Percentage

Adjusting the quality to a percentage higher than 75% not only creates a larger file, but it also slows down the rendering speed. We recommend setting the video quality to 75% or lower.