How to record and then export videos in 16:9 aspect ratio (1280x720p)?

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Could somebody provide step-by-step on how to record and then export videos in 16:9 aspect ratio (1280x720p)?
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Hello,

In the Record the Screen dialog select 1280 x 720 as the area to record. Then adjust your browser window or desktop program window to fit. Edit and render your project as 1280 x 720 (as shot - no distortions, etc. that way). Heat and serve. :) JK - these go right into YouTube HD perfectly.

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Is there a way to create lecture slides and view them in this exact aspect ratio? What program/software is ideal?
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Powerpoint settings can be changed to widescreen (16.9 or 1.78 aspect ratio). Since the Camtasia recorder plugin for Powerpoint wants to be full screen, set the PC resolution settings for 1280 x 720.

TIP: Just slides with no animations? Forget screen recording; I just make 1280x720 captures in SnagIt and then drag them out on the timeline to fit the narration. This allows you to add your own Camtasia transitions and callouts right on top of them. ;)

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I'm using Illustrator to create custom lecture slides. Should I create them as sized 1280x720, export them as PNG images, and then import them into Camtasia Studio?

Or is there a better way to do this? I'm looking into SnagIt. 
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Sure, 1280x720 png files are great. Import them to Camtasia clip bin and you're set. SnagIt is like a Swiss Army knife; I use it 75-100 times a day.