My screen’s resolution is 2560 x 1440. I want to use the full resolution to record. I have tried recording both “Full-screen” and also using Custom dimensions of 2560 x 1440, but it never actually records using the correct dimensions. Driving me crazy! When footage is imported into a project, it says the “original recording dimensions” are 2048 x 1152 pixels. Aargh!
Any help greatly appreciated.
Using Dell Precision M4800, Camtasia Studio 8.5.2
Currently the maximum editing resolution for Camtasia Studio is 2048x2048; any resolutions higher than that will be automatically scaled. The only workaround at this time is to record at no greater than the maximum Studio editing dimensions of 2048x2048. This limitation may change in the future.
It always makes sense to me to record in the highest resolution I can - as long as my computer can handle it (which it can). Then you have many more future options in terms of cropping, zooming in, etc. and then ultimately output. In the future Camtasia will need to expand their editing resolution, since it is typical to have 2K and 4K screens now.
We must have different audiences and objectives; I primarily shoot 1280 x 720 towards YouTube HD processing. (YouTube will certainly need to up their game at some point) Seems to allow the zooms and pans that I need from software screens.
While there are a number of 4K displays out there now, most auto repair shops - my audience - have barely cracked the 20" monitor barrier. Getting more interest in the phone/tablet end of the spectrum.
Good luck with your projects.
I work for an aerial filming company, and use the screen capture for demos to show our capabilities. At this point, we typically output demos as 1920 x 1080, but always best to record anything as high as you can, so it is useable in the future when resolutions go up! Sara
As Camtasia Recorder can record direct to AVI those users that are looking for the greater-than-1080p resolution (which is still a very small percentage of people) for their video content. Those same users would generally take their AVI files and edit them in applications like Avid Media Composer or Sony Vegas Pro, both of which can support up-to 4k resolutions. While this is on our radar (as it is for many software companies dealing with video), we are not quite there yet as those ultra-high resolutions are still fairly new to market.
I faced exactly the same problem with exactly the same numbers as Sara. Tried to record full screen 2560x1440 to be shown with the same display in a commercial show, resulting "the original recording dimensions are 2048 x 1152 pixels".
Why does it allow to use full screen or greater recording size than it is able to handle, there should at least be a warning that your recording will be scaled down!