I created a video and exported it in MPEG4 format with H264 encoder and 50 FPS.

When I import this file to Camtasia 2020 into a project with 50 FPS I notice a stuttering in the video. When I go frame by frame I can see that Camtasia is doubling some frames. Increasing the FPS to 50.95 in Blender makes the playback better, but still not perfect. The file information (right click, properties) shows the exact same frame rate I set in Blender.

Now I am wondering if that is a Blender or Camtasia problem and how to fix it.

Can someone help?

Thanks and best regards, Michael


It is most probably a problem with blender. You shouldn't have set it to 50 FPS though. You should have gone with 60 FPS. If you still need it in 50 fps, I would say you should render it in frame-by-frame form and then import it to Camtasia 2020 and arrange it in the order you want. Make each frame last 0.02 seconds. Then see, it will probably work. If it still feels a bit rough, you can smoothen it using the tool you have. I am not very sure though, this is my best guess. If you face any issues, please comment. Hope the answer helps.

  • $\begingroup$ I have to work with 50 FPS, cause I am combining video files and the camera files are 50 FPS. I will try to work with the individual .png pictures. This is the way I render animations anyhow. $\endgroup$
    – Mcaledih
    Feb 16 at 12:02
  • $\begingroup$ well, go ahead and try it in the png format. How long is the video though ? If you tell me that, I would be able to help much better. $\endgroup$
    – Aster17
    Feb 16 at 12:56
  • $\begingroup$ The video is 450 frames or 9 seconds. The import and use of the individual .png files in Camtasia is possible, but it floats the media area since every single picture is considered one media file. Oh, and loading the project takes forever... $\endgroup$
    – Mcaledih
    Feb 16 at 14:15
  • $\begingroup$ But honestly I think this is more likely a Camtasia problem. The video file that Blender creates plays just fine in a stand alone video player. It only stutters when imported into Camtasia. $\endgroup$
    – Mcaledih
    Feb 16 at 17:15
  • $\begingroup$ I seriously don't know much about Camtasia but I seriously don't think it is a Camtasia problem. But, as I said, I don't know much about Camtasia, so could be it can't handle 50 FPS. As for the media problem, I don't know. Can you try switching to some other software, kdenlive. It's free. I think it should work there. As for repeating frames, can't you delete the frames where it stutters? $\endgroup$
    – Aster17
    Feb 17 at 10:54

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