Camtasia screenrecording file size 1 minute is 11 mb

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I screenrecorded on Camtasia a part of the screen. There are no actions, it is just like recording a blog and clicking. The video is recording static pages which I click on i.e. I am not screenrecording a movie or video. I see videos online e.g. wix promo video there 1 minute is 3-4 mb and that is a person moving. Please advise. Thanks. 
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Joe Morgan

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Camtasia recording files are large due to the format used. You cannot lower quality settings to make the file smaller.
If your talking producing a video in Camtasia. You can lower the Bit rate or Quality settings when doing a custom production.Allowing you to produce smaller files.

Regards,Joe
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I’m not at my computer right now but do know I’ve had very large files when recording at high resolutions. Do you set your monitor resolution to the widely used 1920x1080? If not, consider doing that. If you are on a Mac, QuickRes is a cheap solution that allows you to easily flip to the recording size of choice.
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Daniel Morton, what is the problem you are trying to solve? Given that a 1TB disk now costs under $40, we know you don't have a disk space limitation. 
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Thanks Dave, we are going to post the video as part of a how to on Youtube. I see others eg. wix promo video which is 3-4 mbs for 1 Minute yet I can't screenrecord under 10Mbs. 
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Daniel, again, what problem are you trying to solve? Many of us try to upload files to YouTube with minimum compression, so as to suffer less from recompression.

Regarding a Wix promo video, are you referring to a produced, compressed final product? You should expect that a streamed video would be substantially smaller than the high-quality source material that was used to make it.
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I've been playing around with this a bit. And I must say, 10mbs seems high for a relatively static screen.

You haven't mentioned what resolution you are recording at? Is this a 5K monitor by any chance?

The reason I ask is.I use a 2560 x 1440 primary monitor. For comparison purposes I recorded a 2 minute video of me web browsing. Then a 2 min video of a highly dynamic and vivid video game.
Here are the results.



A 5K display contains 3X the pixels of my 2K monitor.
Yet I web browsed at 0.316mbps.
Based on this non scientific test. A 5k monitor should have recorded the same content at 1 mbps.
So 10 seems high.

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Joe, with respect,

10mbs may in fact be high. But I'll ask for the third time on this thread, what is the problem that needs to be solved?

Producing high-quality video content is hard, requiring many, many issues to be addressed. Camtasia makes the process an order of magnitude easier than Premiere and records fabulous screen video besides. At $40/TB, disk storage is approaching zero cost. 

I don't see any problem here. Let's get back to harassing Techsmith for the dark UI or the inability to import PNG sequences or another real problem!
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Actually on closer review, I was working in mb per second.
Where as he's looking at mb per minute.
So my web browsing comes in at 19mp per minute. Which blows his number out of the water.