Screen recording is not full screen

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Hi,
I just finished a screen recording and noticed that the video is not full screen but with edges on the sides.
When i do try to fill the screen with high % in the screen size it's cutting the top or bottom of the screen recording...Any idea how i can recored & export the video so it will be full screen with no edges?
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It looks like your Canvas Size might need to be set to "Fit" to me.

Regards,Joe


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Fit just helps to see it better, what about the export? i have the side edges in the video itself.
 in the 
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Okay, it appears your monitor must not be a 16 x 9 aspect ratio monitor.  Is that a you Tube Upload?
Because if it is. You need to be recording in a 16 x 9 aspect window/ratio.

I'm guessing your monitor is 19" or 22" something like that? What is the resolution of your monitor?
Because it's a little more square than a HD television.

If you record, edit and produce your video at the same dimensions.You can watch it in full screen mode on your monitor.No borders.

But You tube , Vimeo and everyone out there has players that play in the 16 x 9 format. "HDTV dimensions"
If you upload a video that isn't the same dimension. There will be black borders because the video will be forced to fit in the 16 x 9 window.
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I see this side edges also in my computer.My laptop is MacBook Pro 15" & i don't know the exc res...
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Inside the preview area (the black background area) is a whitish rectangle.  That is your canvas and that is the area that will be exported.  When you zoom in and out (using the percent drop down at the top, or scrolling in and out with the mouse pad), you are not affecting what will be exported at all. You are just viewing at a different scale level depending on the detail you need to see when editing.  If you zoom out so you can see the canvas border (the whitish rectangle), and if your recording completely fills that area, then there will be none of the black background showing when you export.  If your recording doesn't fill the canvas area, then you can right-click and bring up the canvas preferences and choose the option to fit your canvas to your content.  That will adjust your canvas size to match your content.  You can also type in a custom size if you want specific dimensions.
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I  don't mind the top & bottom gaps but it's really annoying the sides gaps...
I'n this video you can see that in full screen it's looks goos and he is capturing the browser...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj6YkHmuUKc
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There's nothing wrong with your video.

Your watching in You Tubes Theater Mode.


If you watch in Full Screen Mode.It will be Full Screen.


Or Standard view mode, no black bars.

Regards,Joe
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This is an example, it’s not my video.
This is my video: https://youtu.be/TtbxaYQEkwU
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Same story,
Theater Mode


Full Screen on a 1920 x 1080 monitor



Standard View
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Not so much... look in here:
https://youtu.be/TtbxaYQEkwU?t=84

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Well, I looked up a MacBook Pro 15 inch on Amazon. They have a screen resolution of 2880 by 1800. That equates to an aspect ratio of 8: 5.

Why Apple created such an expensive computer with a moronic aspect ratio like this in today’s day and age makes no sense to me. They completely disregarded the video world in doing so.

The odd part is, they didn’t miss a 16: 9 aspect ratio by all that much. For starters here’s an image to scale of your MacBook Pro. Along with a 1920 by 1080 scaled image pasted in. I’ve included an image of an aspect ratio calculator so you can see for yourself, how I determined the aspect ratio of your monitor.


In today’s world of video tutorials, and video this and video that. I’m completely fascinated that Apple would even create a monitor that goes so far against the grain of common sense. We live in a 16:9 world. Be it standard HD, 2K, 4K and at sometime down the road 8-K. It’s all done in the 16 by 9 aspect ratio.

Now, when I stretch out my 1920 by 1080 image while constraining the aspect ratio.


You will see just how close Apple came to meeting a 16: 9 aspect ratio.


In the blue area of the image. 2880 X 1620 equates to a 16: 9 aspect ratio. But it’s a nonstandard video editing dimension for YouTube uploads and or video editing in general.

You could lower the resolution on your MacBook Pro. Then capture a 1920 by 1080 area of the screen. That works but you will always be working on a slightly blurry screen to your eyes. The recording itself will be crisp and sharp.

Or, you can capture 1920 by 1080 area of the screen which is very small as depicted in my 1st image. It’s actually so impractical, I’m only bringing it up because it’s an option. I would never do it myself on a screen like yours.

At least not on a 15" screen. I have a 32" 2560 x 1440 monitor. I can record a 1920 x 1080 window that measures 24" diagonally. That's more than acceptable.

A 15" screen at 2880 x 1800 would have a diagonal screen size of less than 10 inches. 

Your best option in my opinion. Get a separate 1920 by 1080 monitor and do your recordings on it.

Regards, Joe






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One more thing, this ignorant Apple 8:5 aspect ratio.

Has doomed you to "Never" having the ability  to view 16:9 videos in full screen mode without black bars appearing. They simply won't fit the screen without them.

A Trillion dollar company?