Camtasia can't scale a clearly cursor

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1.I  scale up the cursor it will be blur. this is unacceptable.
2.other way I set a big cursor on my mac and Camtasia can't Record a big cursor.
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Alex

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I use 4k monitor and macOS 10.13.5
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I record all my 1080p videos at double resolution on a 4K UHD monitor (3840x2160) so that when I need to zoom in on areas of the video, the zoom is crisp and clean. However, the cursor is blurred which is crazy. Clearly, Camtasia is recording the cursor separately and superimposing its own cursor image over the top (hence how it can smooth the cursor path). If you scale the video, the cursor should scale with it, but at a high resolution. I just upgraded to Camtasia 2019 to see if this is fixed but it is not. Sort it out!
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I stand to be corrected on this, but I don't believe Camtasia is substituting its own cursor. I believe it is simply recording the cursor in use. I say this because I use a cursor that is a bright red and larger than usual arrow so it's easy to see. And if Camtasia were substituting a different one, I'd likely see a difference once I've recorded activity.

On a personal front, what I believe is happening is that the cursor is simply behaving normally when being scaled as is described in the video linked below:

https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-8-zooming-misunderstood-screencasting-quality.html

Cheers... Rick :)
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I guess it must be getting the cursor from the operating system, otherwise it would not be able to do path smoothing or scaling. If recorded at 4K the cursor should be crisp at that resolution, but it is not, it is scaled up from 1080. I have contacted support and they agree it is an issue, but probably only with Mac. In this image, the cursor has been scaled up using the cursor scale properties and you can see how bad it is: