How to export in HD

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I want to export my videos in HD but I don't have the option to.  Instead of getting the old drop down when I click Share, I get this relatively useless one (see attachment).
I'm so frustrated with Camtasia right now, this is just the latest in a series of issues I've had.
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Laura Brisbois

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Posted 2 years ago

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Paul Middlin, Employee

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You want "Local File". I'm not sure why everything is grayed out in your capture though... perhaps the window doesn't have focus?
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Laura Brisbois

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It's grayed out cause I didn't want to use my actual project in the screenshot.
I don't know where, once I click Local File, to make edits on the quality of the video.
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Laura Brisbois

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By the way, I did click Options and changed the Dimensions to 1280x720 HD.  Still am not getting an HD option.
I've already had to rebuild a dozen videos because, despite owning Camtasia, it made all my videos with watermarks.  It's my last day to fix the videos and I've been met with nothing but trouble after trouble, including the program crashing 9 times in under three hours.
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Jack Fruh, Champion

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Local file will be grayed out if there is nothing to share, for example if you click the eyeball icon on the timeline to hide something.
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Laura Brisbois

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It was grayed out just because I'm working on work related projects and didn't want to post that.  I am able to click it on my actual projects.  That is not the problem.  The problem is the files not uploading in HD.
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Stephen Wagner, Employee

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What exactly do you mean when you say that the file is not uploading in HD?  If you do a Local Export, your video will be exactly the same size as your canvas.   If your canvas was 1280x720, then your output video will also be 1280x720, which is usually considered HD.

Are you uploading this video to YouTube?  YouTube can take some time to reprocess your video, and it starts out with the smaller sizes.  Also by default it will not always show the HD version.  You have to specifically select it on YouTube.