Video settings with production wizard on CAMTASIA 2020 for Windows 10

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Hello!,
I should like to have more information about all parameters in the video settings when producing the video, my target is to get crystal clear videos, then searching the HELP of CAMTASIA 2020 not any information available about better "Keyframe" value to use, or what options to choose under "H.264 profile", or the best value under "H.264 level", thanks!.
Do not exist a technical help available?.


Best regards,
Blas.
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GabrielVinicios

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I also want to know about those settings. No ideia about what “Keyframe” is. Or H264 profile and level. It would be nice if some one could explain those parameters for us. Thanks!
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a very short course ...

record, edit, produce using same dimensions; if possible do all at 1920x1080

when producing, do custom productions to MP4 with SmartPlayer

set video to 30 FPS and quality to 60%; if video contains color photos, use 70%

H264 profile high

H264 level auto

if project has interactive content [markers, captions, hotspots, quizz] set keyframes at 1 sec

if there is audio, set setting to 256 kbps






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Ed Covney

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Blas - You can render videos more than once so why not create short (3 minute?) videos using various settings and see what changes with the setting changes. When I started, I downloaded/used 1080p and 720p videos from Youtube.  I always used 100% quality to start, then if the file sizes became too large, it's easy to notch them down in Handbrake or re-render. Also I think it's much easier testing by rendering to local MP$ files. No matter what quality you render at, the trek files are always 100%.

Info on H.264 is available at : http://blog.mediacoderhq.com/h264-profiles-and-levels/
or on wiki (academic) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Video_Coding
To get good at it, maybe try some extension courses at MIT (free) :  (Signal Processing)
   http://student.mit.edu/catalog/search.cgi?search=signal+processing&style=verbatim

Key frames are part of the finished file's meta data. You can inspect metadata by rt-clicking on the video file name, select properties and tab to details. 
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BlasMolero

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Thanks for the answers, very interesting, thanks!
What take to my attention is why the CAMTASIA 2020 HELP do not mention at all any information about the meaning all the ithose important parameters involved in the quality of rendered videos, is like is mission of the end user to know how to enter the correct parameters, and not, for me is very important to know by advanced what value is better to get  "crystal clear" videos, not matter the file size.
Cheers!,
Blas.