Let's try starting with the basics.
Open Camtasia.Under the file menu. Select import zipped project.
Import that zip file. Can you post a screenshot of that?
It may not be necessary for you to share a screenshot of that all. If the project opens as a fully edited project. You should be able to produce it is an MP4from the share tab.What exactly went wrong when you last tried produce it I do not know?
It depends entirely on how you plan on feeding the signal into the television. I have a newer 4K television that I can plug a USB directly into and play MP 4’s without using a computer at all. The television upscale’s 16 by 9 widescreen video to full-screen with no input whatsoever by me.
If you’re hooking a computer up to the television and using a media player. You can set the media player to full-screen even though your video is only 720 P.
If your original video was 1920 by 1080. And your project settings were 1920 by 1080. There’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to produce a 1920 by 1080 video.
So I’m wondering if your project dimensions are set to 1280 by 720? Because unless you do a custom production and force it to do a 1920 by 1080 production. It will produce a 1280 by 720 video.
I’m going to take a shot in the dark and guess you’re using Camtasia 8. You will find your project dimensions listed here.
If that’s the case when you click on that button. You will be presented with another pop up box. If you scroll down to the original recorded dimensions. And you see that your original recorded dimensions are 1920 by 1080. You can click that and change the project dimensions to the proper setting.
However, once you do that. All the media in your project will be scale to 1280 by 720. And your canvas size will be 1920 by 1080.
Percentagewise. 1920 by 1080 media is at 67 percent scale in the properties panel. You would have to go through the timeline. And adjust everything to 100 percent scale before reproducing the video.
So you would have to jump through a few hoops to get things right. But that’s the way to straighten this mess out. If your original project dimensions are incorrect.
I mentioned earlier that you can force Camtasia to do a 1920 by 1080 production. But the end result wouldn’t look any better than simply running the 720 video you’ve already produced on your HDTV.
You can only produce high quality 1080 P video when your source files are 1080 P and you edit at 1080 P “project dimensions “and produce at the same dimensions.
So after all of this, hopefully were on the same page. If not, if you can take a screenshot of the project open. And post it. That may answer a lot of questions. Saturdays approaching fast and I'd like to help you before it's too late.
Okay the upload is complete.
I enlarged and cleaned up quite a few photos in Photoshop. The videos comprised primarily of the Ken Burns effect. Meaning I applied a strategic pan and zoom effect to the photos. A lot of the photos were quite small and of poor quality. You cannot zoom into a small photograph. Or fill a high definition screen with it. So they had to be blown up quite a bit.
So baby photos, photos of the grandparents and some family photos & events. Were the ones I targeted as the most important. I would’ve liked to have done more. I like mixing it up with special-effects. There wasn’t enough time do all I would have liked to.
Judging from the photos, they look like a good couple and I wish them well.
Best wishes, Joe