Utilize more of the screen for recording at 1080p with high resolution monitor?

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I have a monitor with 2160x1440 native resolution, and I want to record 1080p HD videos for YouTube using Camtasia. However, if I originally record at 1920x1080, I have to shrink the recorded window down to about 60% of my screen. On my monitor, this makes text and other images very small and hard to read while I am recording. I would really like to utilize the other 2160-1920 = 240 pixels of width on my screen while recording. Obviously I can make the Camtasia recorder grab these extra pixels, but then I run into issues (extra render time, etc) editing with a nonstandard resolution.

Is there any way to get the original recorded video file to output at 1920x1080 even if my "captured" resolution is 2160x1215 (same aspect ratio)?

Thanks!

Version: Camtasia 9.1
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When possible, recording videos on a 1920x1080 monitor is the best solution. 

You can temporary change the resolution of the 2560x1440 monitor to 1920x1080.
Then record everything at that resolution. The trade off is that everything will appear a little blurry to you on your monitor.
The recording itself will be a crystal clear 1920x1080 recording.It will still be exactly what you are seeing on your screen.
This technique has it's drawbacks due to the softer image on your monitor. As an example, if you are recording a tutorial on how to sharpen an image.
You would have to guess. The image will never come into full sharpness due to the monitor settings.This could be evident in the tutorial.

Regards,Joe

      
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Thanks for your reply, really appreciate it. I kinda figured that was my only option, but it's good to have confirmation. Maybe one day...
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