I am a long time user of Snagit 13 to support my Photography Tutorial Blog (http://glenbarrington.blogspot.com/). I have been interested in moving to video tutorials. I am testing BOTH Camtasia and ACDSee's Video Studio 2. The ACDSee product is nowhere NEAR the editor that Camtasia is. Camtasia blows VS2 out of the water when it comes to editing tools, this should be a no brainer. BUT!!!!
I am unable to get a decent upload to YouTube with Camtasia no matter what settings I use! It is soft and fuzzy at full screen, and being photography tutorials, I NEED the sharpest full screen image from YouTube possible. I have no problem getting this level of YouTube reproduction quality from Video Studio 2 using the guidelines found in the YouTube Help files at the following link: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7126552?hl=en&ref_topic=2888648
What is REALLY weird with Camtasia is that the display quality appears very high when the videos are displayed locally from the hard drive. The image is VERY sharp there. IS this a problem with your upload process? a problem with your finishing process? If I were testing JUST Camtasia, and I ran into this problem, I would assume that video is just too damn hard and I'd quit. But I'm getting the display results I want from a different product, so I don't THINK it is me.
Here is what I've done:
- Made sure I'm recording at 1920X1080
- Tried every option in the Camtasia Share menu
- Did internet searches and tried every hair brained suggestion I could find.
- Uploaded to Google Drive to see if THAT was any better, it wasn't, maybe a bit worse than YouTube.
In terms of editing capabilities, Camtasia is the product I want. But in terms of providing the functionality for the things I want to use it for, not so much. It's almost as if Camtasia was designed to operate ONLY in a special walled garden, and Google is NOT a part of that garden, but that seems . . . odd in today's world.
Can someone help? AM I doing something wrong?