Is there a way to make Camtasia automatically adjust the recorded video size to the size of the canvas?

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Is there a way to make Camtasia automatically adjust the recorded video size to the size of the canvas? It is quite time consuming for me to manually to this resizing all the time.
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look in edit/preferences menu/canvas tab; in dropdown, select original recording dimensions
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This seems to be not available in the 8th edition?
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it is also available in CS8; click editing dimensions above canvas, open dropdown
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Can you please provide a screen shot, even if you may not have the 8th edition.

Thanks.
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Under the "Edit" option at the top beside "File".
See kayakman's description above please.
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Under Edit, I see the following (not much)

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To bring up the Editing Dimensions, I right-click and see the following 


My recorded videos are always smaller than the canvas. How can I set it up so that whenever I embed a new video, it is automatically enlarged to fit the canvas which is set at 1920x1080?
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In Editing Dimensions, I only have the following options:
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use recording dimensions

what version of CS8 are you using?
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It is 8.1.2 (Build 1327). If I use the recording dimension, I have to manually choose the same  dimension when exporting the video? Will it affect the quality of the videos? Is it better?
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I believe 8.6 was the last version of CS8 released; you should download the free upgrade

best practice is to capture [record], edit, and produce using same dimensions; doing so optimizes quality
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Appreciate your help and will follow your advice.