Video appears blurry or low quality

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Camtasia 8 and 2019

My desktop set 1920*1080 and trying to record , when i producing to 1280 * 800 , the video is blurry .

if i change my desktop set to 1280 * 800 and record ,  when i producing , the video is blurry .

My desktop clear range is 1920*1080 , I must record 1280 * 800 video and let it high quality and not blurry 

Would appreciate any help.
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Not sure what you are recording or what kind of FX you may have used for example zoom-n-pans, callouts etc. With the resolutions you are using you should have no issues but I would try using if I was recording the dimensions of 1920x108 HD then render/produce at 1280x720 so the aspect ratios match up. This is just a suggestion as I am not sure what you are recording on your monitor. Or if you are importing a video from another source or not. However here is a link to a page from TechSmith that may or may not help you understand it better.

How to Fix a Blurry Video For Good

And here is the video from YouTube they have from that article.

Why is My Video Blurry? - TechSmith Tips

I was trying to post the video on here but for some odd reason it would not let me or I have forgotten how to do that in this forum. Anyway the link is above. Hope this helps a little and let us know. Thanks for posting and have a great day/night.



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 Rendering at the resolution you choose is the problem.

You can't change Aspect ratios, that 's a Giant No,No. That introduces distortion.
Heres a 1920 x 1080 image with a round object.

Here it is at 1280 by 800. The round object is no longer round.

Plus the text becomes blurry because you reduced the resolution.I created these images in Photoshop so the text still looks pretty good and didn't really blur. That's why I love Photoshop. I could have fired up Camtasia for a more accurate depiction,  but you should be able to get the point.

You want to Record, Edit and Produce using the same Resolution.
It's as simple as that.

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Rule #12: Don't mess with the aspect ratio. Better to record larger and eliminate taskbars and other items using the Camtasia Zoom factors. Or, if you record at 1280 x 800, set those dimensions on the preview window and output production. Never, ever distort your video dimensions in the final production unless you are looking for a old-timey screwed-up video effect.
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I fixed this question , when i change my desktop resolution , i must reopen my .ppt file and teaching material software , that will be clear and i can record perfect video