How do you get photos and videos to fit in Camtasia?

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I can't get my photos and videos to fit the screen full there are black boarders around it, this is an example of what it looks like, I'm not sure what to do.
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Ralph Marion Stephens

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Grab the corners and expand them. Remember the aspect ratio issue. You can then use the crop function to take out unwanted portions.
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There are two steps to correcting this for a project that you are already working on.

Step 1.  If your videos and images are the same size. Select the video by left clicking on it .The video track will turn blue when its highlighted. Then,

Set the "Editing Dimensions" to {Original Recording Dimensions}. Should resolve your issue. 
See Image Below, Click to Enlarge.  



If the video is still to Small or large you can correct that by selecting the visual properties tab and setting the scale to 100%. You can use the slide or double click in the window to the right of the scale to highlight it and type in 100.
You can also grab the handles on the corners of the video and drag but that requires more steps.

Regards, Joe

 
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a best practice is to set editing dimensions equal to the dimensions of the photos; that way, no borders will appear

optimum results will result if photo dimensions, editing dimensions, and production dimensions are all the same

you can also use the editing dimensions controls to set a video background color that is more pleasing than black

custom produce to MP4 with controller, set quality to 70%, and H264 to high [greatly improves the quality in resulting videos]

play the resulting video by launching using the xxx_player.html file

[well Joe, looks like we were both typing at same time]
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Happy New Year kayakman.  Dueling keyboards so to speak. Ha Ha,

It happens,

I recommend setting the project to video dimensions because video frames usually contain very few Mega Pixels of information and are a much lower quality than still Images by compairson.

Most Images contain a lot of Mega Pixels. 

Therefore Images rescale better than videos as a result.
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since this issue seems to be a recurring question on this forum, I made this tutorial covering the matter; perhaps some may find it helpful ...

http://www.cookbookplus.com/Temp/TechSmith/HowTo/HowToSetEditingDimensionsBasedOnClipDimensions/HowToSetEditingDimensionsBasedOnClipDimensions_player.html