Cam9 Pixelated text when capturing excel spreadsheet BUT ...

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After recording a training video on how I want an assistant to organize a spreadsheet with Cam9 I produced the .trec project to MP4 (720p).  I opened in with VLC player and the text is unreadable, here is what I mean:

BUT, when I produce it directly to Screencast the text is crisp and legible:

Is this a bug or am I just missing a setting?

My Computer Specs
Windows 10 Pro x64
AMD PhenomII x64 6 Core Processor 2.80mhz
C: Drive is a SSD
Quadro K1200 Video Card (mini display port cables)
20GB DDR Ram
TWO LG UHD 27" Monitors (3840 X 2160)

Thank you in advance for your time and knowledge.
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kayakman, Champion

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could it be the VLC player?

as a quick test, do a custom production to MP4 w/controller; play the video locally, launch with one of the HTML files to view in a browser

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Support just help me to realize that its likely because I assumed I was recording in 3840 x 2160 and then downsampling.  I should try to keep my recording dimensions the same from start to finish.
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I was going to ask what dimensions you were recording your video at but that just answered the question brainstewn. The important thing is it is working and looking th way you want it to so that is a success. Thanks for posting back with an update to let others know. Have a great day/night. :)