Looking to hire a Camtasia Mac expert/trainer for an hour (this weekend) to humour a newbie

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Hey all! I am a Camtasia beginner and having trouble getting my settings just-right to produce non-blurry videos in the right size. I would love to hire a Camtasia Mac expert for 1 hour so I can ask all the questions that are plaguing me and get things clear in my brain so I can move forward with my training videos easily. Anyone have a time this weekend, maybe Sunday night, to work with me over Skype? I learn best when I actually get to speak with someone rather than typing back and forth. A fair fee for the hour to be discussed.
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Lauren Gilbert

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  • frustrated, could use some help!

Posted 10 months ago

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kurrykid, Champion

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The biggest thing that causes blurry videos is recording it in a different size than you are exporting it out as. Find out what size the final video is going to be and record it with that same size.
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Lauren Gilbert

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Nice of you to reply. Here’s the thing...if i record in 1080 and produce in 1080, then the video gets loaded on Wistia and embedded on a website, it forces it to play at 320 and it ofcourse gets all distorted. I’m wondering if I should be recording in a different size or if I’m doing something else wrong. This is why I wanted to hire someone - so I could pepper them with a million questions.
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Jordan Sells

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Is the editor editing in 1080p? If not, then that might be the issue. You can check this if you go into project settings.


This image is from the Windows version, so it may be in a different place.
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Lauren Gilbert

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Yup, everything is set to 1080p. Project settings, canvas, production settings, etc. But if it’s being embedded on a website that is forcing it to play in 720 should I be recording in 720? I’m so lost.
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If your embed code  ie; iframe code has size values, try changing those to 1920 x 1080

Wistia example code:

Click Image to enlarge:



If your webpage is a static html page I have html5  video template pages that make this easy and are responsive.

Let me know and I'll post a demo link

:)
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davemillman

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If you have the luxury of knowing the final production resolution, and that resolution is fixed and will  never change, then it makes sense to edit in that resolution (720 in your case). However, never is a very long time.

Screen recording is a separate issue. If you record at 1080 or larger (my MacBook Pro has a 2880 x 1800 screen), you have the option of showing smaller portions of the screen. But you will have to shrink things down to fit the whole screen into a 720 at full size. So the question becomes, "what do you need to show?"

If you are willing to make a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (https://www.bcrf.org/, probably the highest rated BC charity in terms of percentage of funds that go to research), I could spend an hour online with you between 4-6pm Pacific on Sunday. To avoid posting my email in this public forum, I'll ask you to fill out the contact form at http://bizdev.global/contact to send me a message.
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Lauren Gilbert

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I’d love to take you up on this generous offer and will gladly make a donation to bcrf.org. I’m sending you a message at your site now!
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Hi Lauren,
Here’s a link to a TechSmith article about uploading to Wistia. As others have already said, for best results - record, edit & produce in the same size.
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsm...
Hope this helps,
Jayne