Is it correct that a screencast recorded on a 24” monitor 1980 x 1080 is sharper than recorded on a 15,6”

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Is it correct that a screencast recorded on a 24” monitor 1980 x 1080 resolution is sharper than recorded on a 15,6” laptop 1980 x 1080 resolution? Charlotte
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There is no difference,

1920 x 1080 is a screens resolution. Regardless of actually screen size.
1920 X 1080 = 2,073,600  Recorded Pixels in every frame of a capture.

Technically, due to it's size. The smaller monitor has a much tighter packed grouping of those pixels.
 141 Pixels Per Square Inch.

The 24 inch monitor.
91 Pixels Per Square Inch.

So a 24" inch monitor is easier to read and see detail from a distance.Due to it's size.
 
However, the 15.6 can be viewed from a much closer distance, before you can actually see the individual pixels with the naked eye.
 
So there's a couple of ways to look at it, if you can place that 15.6 screen close enough to to your eye balls. It can fill your field of vision as much or slightly more than the 24" monitor. Resulting in the same viewing experience "Overall" .

The other way to look at it........ Of course, a larger monitor is more convenient and comfortable to view than a smaller monitor. Every Time.

Regards,Joe  
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Thanks Joe! The strange thing is that I ́m recording an old Flash course from a LMS (course locked in a template) and on my laptop the size of the of the Screen recorder Custom area is 1036 x 512 and the same course on my 24 inch screen shows the same Custom area as 828 x 408. Do you have any explanation? Thanks!
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It sound like your laptops monitor might not be set to 100% scale.
I'm thinking it's probably set to 125%.
Hopefully you're using Windows 10, but checking the settings are similar for all Windows operation systems.
 Right click in an open area of the desktop and select......Display Settings


Scroll down to Scale and Layout. Make sure it's set to 100%.




I'm thinking the 24 monitor is set correctly. Making the video display crisp and sharp by comparison. Because zoom is not applied.
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Thanks a lot - I haven ́t noticed that it was set to 125 %. 
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LOL, Reading this thread brought back a humorous experience from my distant past.

Years ago when I was a corporate drone we had the option of attending training courses provided by the company I worked for. The courses were facilitated by a nice corporate trainer lady that was also employed by the same company that basically conducted the class by sitting up front and reading class participants the book they provided. 

During a class on developing web pages, the trainer admonished the class that when creating web pages, you MUST create them so they "fit" on a 14 inch monitor, because that was the most common monitor size in use today. (remember, this was many years ago)

I remember thinking at that time that she had zero clue as to monitor resolution.

Cheers... Rick :)