V8.3.0 My Video is tiny once I have produced and shared and viewing through a web site, very new to Camtasia Studio

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Have created a video and all looks fine, but then I produce ad Share and it has been posted to the web site, but it is tiny.
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if viewed locally, is it small there?

what dimensions did you produce to?

using a custom production, do another production, and set video size to same size as source clips

what are the results?
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Hi Kayakman, thank you for your speedy reply.  I am very new to Camtasia Studio and am just battling through as best I can.  When I view locally, it is fine, just as I would like it.  The dimensions are: Video: 1280x720, Embed: 852x480.  If I can figure out how to do your suggestion, I will give it a go, thanks
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this series of tutorials can be very helpful for new users ...

http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-8.html

this one is on-point ...

http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-8-custom-production-settings.html
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many thanks, I had looked at those custom settings already.  Am not sure what you mean by 'set video size to same size as source clips' . I posted a video to You Tube and the quality was dreadful, could not read the screen.  I will carry on and battle
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this thread might help explain the YouTube blurriness

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/looks_fine_on_editor_but_any_rendering_comes_out_blu...

I never use YouTube because it is too blurry for much of my content

Have you tried Screencast.com?

for highest resolution, source clip dimensions [i.e, clips on timeline in project] should = editing dimensions which should = produced video size

when you go custom production to MP4 w/player, the wizard will set the video's output size to editing dimension size, it will also set a suggested embed size

suggest you capture source clips at largest dimensions possible; set editing dimensions to that size; produce the video to that size


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Well I have uploaded both to YouTube and screencast.com but videos still appeared a little blurry no matter what my dimensions were or format produced to and I have been using this software for awhile now. I think the Produced quality of the videos seemed better in Camtasia Studio 7 than it does in 8. And yes I have my glasses on so things do not look blurry lol. Just thought I would give my 2 cents on this. If it changes I will let you know.
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I record 1920 X 1080 full HD only. I have no complaints about the quality of my videos. I do not upload using Camtasia. I watch the completed render to check for errors. 50% quality is what I use and mp4 format. The key for me is Avoid 720p.
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Thanks Joe. My monitor does not support the 1920x1080p so maybe I should look into an upgrade. I just feel there should be no issues with the 720p production and rendering settings if everything was done in those dimensions.
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Hello Fred,

Your right Fred. There should be no issues watching your video at the size it was produced. I looked at some of my tutorials.  You Tube does downgrade the quality of "Some" of my video clips. "Not all.???"

I do how-to tutorials that involve some short video clips along with a lot of footage of the software program I am demonstrating using.

The software programs record very clear and sharp. Photos in Photoshop and Still Images in general couldn't look any better.
 The video clips still look pretty good, but they defiantly are not as sharp as the original video before upload. I never really caught it before because it's not that obvious. Your response inspired me to take a good close look. Thanks for that {:>)

I also watch a lot of you-tube tutorials myself. When watching other peoples tutorials that are uploaded at less than 1080p.
The entire tutorial is somewhat blurry and that makes me a little crazy.
That's the reason I won't upload anything that is not 1080p. 

So,  I didn't want to give you any misleading information and that is why I have posted this follow up response. Sorry for any misleading Info.

Regards, Joe
 
  
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Many thanks everyone for all your comments, I am now attempting with editing and recording dimensions the same, (1600 x 900)??, as I don't know how to change the recording dimensions?? will see how that goes.  I will try and take in all that everyone has said, the tutorials are great, but does not go in-depth enough if you find any issues such as I am, and just learning how to uses the software, but am on a tight deadline to get my videos created
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this is how you change recording dimensions in Camtasia Recorder ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/XLOLbaZH8sJ
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something so basic - just didn't notice it and not really understanding it, but many thanks kayakman with yours and everybody's help, I must get there soon?? :)

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