Camtasia 9.1 - Producing content with higher res than HD

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Even if I record at 2560x1440 and set the project options etc. accordingly. The video content is always rendered as 1920x1080. Camtasia does add a black frame to make the video file the scale that I want, but the actual screen content is rescaled to 1920x1080 even though recorded at 2560x1440.

I also tried different output file formats. Always the same issue.

Any hints?
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hflick

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Jeremy Ford

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When outputting (share > local file). Set the 'Size' on the Smart Player Options panel to the resolution you need.

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Joe Morgan

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Make sure you project setting are 2560 x 1440.
There located under the canvas scale tab at the top of the canvas. There isn't a 2556 x 1440 preset. So you can type in the value from the "Custom" selection at the bottom.
That should ensure render setting match automatically.

 

If the video is set to 100% scale in the Properties Panel. You can choose Fit to Visible from the same panel.



Last but not least, you can check dimensions in the production Wizard.However, if your editing dimensions are off.  The production will probably be do some re-scaling to get there.Creating a degraded output.
Editing dimensions need to be correct, first and foremost. 

Regards,Joe
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On another way, you can set "Original Recording Dimension"  in Canvas tab in Preferences. When you add your recording files to timeline. your project will has the same resolution with your recording files.



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Thanks for all the replies. I had these settings exactly as you recommend. It did not work. However, after creating a new project with "Original Recording Dimensions" set in the preferences and adding the media again, it did work!

Do the editing parameters have to be set before adding any media to the timeline?
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When using the default setting of.........Original Editing Dimensions. In Preferences.
 Which I have always done.


The dimensions used match the the dimensions of the first media placed on the timeline.So if its a 3000 x 2000 pixel image. That will be production settings. So this setting must be used with awareness of it's functionality.

So you would want to add the 25560 x 1440 video first.
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"Even if I record at 2560x1440 and set the project options etc. accordingly. The video content is always rendered as 1920x1080. Camtasia does add a black frame to make the video file the scale that I want, but the actual screen content is rescaled to 1920x1080 even though recorded at 2560x1440."

It's not what resolution you record at, it's what is the sources resolution?  What are you recording?
If the source is 720p and you record it at 1440p, your wasting resolution and file size.

For best results, record at source resolution, but smaller and proportional will also yield great results too but at the lesser resolution. If you record and render at source resolution, you can always reduce that and file size later using Handbrake.