Editing okay, produce okay, rendering okay, YOUTUBE QUALITY VERY POOR.

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This is driving me nuts. I record ( camtasia studio 7 ) a screencast @ 1280-720, bitrate 30, better quality etc etc. Now when I edit, look great in the preview. So then I render, I choose .mov, and walk through the settings. Preview still looks great.

Now, I publish to youtube, and it looks really crappy. I tried everything, but nothing seems to do the trick. If anyone can assist me, that would be awesome.
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The text quality will degrade any time the video is resized. The Share to YouTube path in Camtasia Studio uses your editing dimensions, which means the video that gets uploaded to YouTube is exactly what you see in the preview window. So any quality loss that you see is due to the resizing that YouTube is doing.

When you upload a video to YouTube, they will create multiple versions of your video at different sizes. The quality of the text will vary depending on the dimensions of the video you're viewing, and the dimensions of the player.

To illustrate this, I recorded a video of some fonts at different sizes at 1920x1080 using Camtasia Recorder and put it on YouTube. It's important to note that YouTube serves up the 360p video by default. Try changing the quality setting and the size of the player and note how it affects the quality of the text, like this: http://screencast.com/t/1iJ0D93FlR

Here's a link to the video on YouTube so you can try it for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v4mVb...

I hope this helps explain what's going on, and how you can get to a video that shows the text in your video more clearly.