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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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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Marc

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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!
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Hey guys, I have the same problem. I have the latest version of Camtasia, I shot the videos in 1920x1080 with my Samsung S10 ( I did check the settings before shooting ) and the video comes out in 1920x1080 (this is what I can see in details, in properties). But it is very small in any video player, and on youtube and facebook. If I fill the canvas it's gonna come out normal, but it's  also gonna change the resolution to a very low one, like  848/504. What can I do? Help, please 
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You need to check you project settings First. Ensure you are editing at 1920 x 1080.
I can see by your screen shot. You have you're recording scaled down to 53.8%. To fill the
canvas at a lower editing resolution.Is what that suggests to me.


Heres where you set project settings.



Try that, and let us know if you've resolved the issue.

Regards,Joe
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Thanks for your answer Joe, but that scale is for the video on the second track (u can see it is selected on my timeline) which I used as an audio, hence its scales are different. Does that affect the whole video?  I know of what you showed me in the  Project Settings, that is set on 1920x1080 and the video does have those dimensions in properties, as you can see in my picture, but it is still seen awfully small in any player :(
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I see, then it would seem your production setting are off for some reason.

Select custom production and use the production wizard. Under video size make sure its set to 1920 x 1080.

When you check the setting it should look like this.

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Thanks! I did that, and the video details do say 1920x1080. But the video is small on all players and websites, including the webpage that Camtasia sends me to play the video after producing it. And any other video that I have is played normally everywhere, so it's not cos of the player's settings nor the internet browser's.... :(