hi everybody, i have a question about quality

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In older posts I read that it's best to shoot, edit en produce in the same size. Is that also the case if you shoot in 3840x2160? Because this makes the video very large.

What I tested:
1. shooting in 3840x2160, editing with canvassize 3840x2160 en producing in 3840. The result is very good on a 3840x2160 resolution and also on smaller resolutions screens. 
2. When shooting, editing and producing in 1920x1080, I get poorer quality in both 3840x2160 and also in 1920x1080 resolution .
3. shooting in 3840x2160, editing en producing with 1920x1080. The result is a poorer quality than everything in 3840x2160.

The video's will be for a software e-learning program. The video needs to be sharp. 

What would you recommend? 
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Robert R., Online Community Admin

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Hello zentaroo;
It is indeed the case even with the larger 2160p resolution; note that you need to make sure you are editing and viewing the content at 100% scale. Wiewing content at that resolution will be dependent upon the host you're using to distribute the video and whether or not the end user actually has a monitor large enough to view it. Something to note is that if you create a 2160p video and, depending on the host, if a viewer only has a 1600x900 or 1920x1080 monitor, then they may be served a downscaled version of the video, which can lead to a blurry viewing experience. For that reason alone we recommend recording, editing, and producing at a resolution that will provide best-quality on the most devices (either 1280x720 or 1920x1080).

What type of quality issues are you seeing? Do you have a sample posted online that you might share with us?