My Camtasia video comes out very small after I produce it.

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Hello, i'm working on our daycare graduation video. When I try to produce it the final result is very small even though I chose 720 x1280. can anyone help? I'm using Camtasia 8.4. I chose the custom edit option.

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Posted 5 months ago

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Hello, where is this video going to be shared? (platform) The YouTube setting works fine for example. The 1280x 720 size seems fine; what was the resolution you recorded with? If it was recorded at 640 x 480 or similar, it's going to look small within a 1280 x 720 project. Check your clip dimensions and project dimensions, perhaps there is a discrepancy there. If it is a smaller capture, some zoom can be applied but there are limits to where it's going to stop looking good.

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In addition to what Timbre4 said, when you look at it in your Camtasia editor, do you see black areas surrounding the visible part of the video? If so, you likely need to scale it larger inside the editor. Also, you should consider upgrading to 8.6. The upgrade is free.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks for the feedback.

It's going to be shared from a laptop onto a Smartboard. i think I figured it out. When I was creating the project I did not fill out the entire part of the preview screen with the picture. I tried dragging the picture to fit the whole area and when I do this and then produce the video it turns out to be the proper size.
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I love a happy ending. ;)
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Rick,

That is exactly what I was doing wrong. Thank you both so much for your help. Everything looks great now!