Verticle video for Instagram TV (IGTV)

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With the launch of IG TV which is based on verticle video, how can I set camtasia to edit and produce videos in the format???
Also, has anyone done this? What kind of tips do you see or recommend???
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Instagram TV is much like Instagram stories.

Like we record in a 16:9 ratio (1920 x 1080) for 1080p video you would switch it around to
9:16 (1080 x 1920) so your video would be tall and narrow. If you leave it at 16:9 (1920 x 1080) which would be wider than tall a viewer would have to turn their device horizontal to view the video full screen.

Open Camtasia editor and right-click on the canvas and then "Project Settings" and set the dimensions to 1080 x1920. You don't need any media on a timeline.

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Then save as a Instagram TV project (.tscproj)

Then when you make a Instagram video just open that project in the editor and import your recording.
Saves you from having to change the project settings on the canvas all the time.


For best results you also want to record in the 9:16 ratio if possible or you'll have to crop and scale in editing.

For example my one monitor is a 1920 x1080 screen but if I try to set the recorder to 1080 x 1920 I will only get 1080 x1080 because the monitor is only 1080 tall.

You can play with the resolutions and monkey fart around but for me personally I just do the math and set the record size to be a 9:16 ratio which works out to 608 x 1080.

Now of course the down side to this that you are recording in a tall and narrow window and is a bit of a pain and for creators has been something to make you be more creative. It's really all about the mobile phone viewing experience and is what it is.

Others may have another technique or method but this how I approach it at the moment and that could change over time :)

One more thing, if you will have a thumbnail/cover image for your video it should also be a 9:16 ratio in the .jpg format.

Here's a good read on more about Instagram TV