when rendering videos should I scale down or leave at original resolution?

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I was wondering if rendering my videos at a lower resolution than the original recording dimensions leads to slower rendering. I record videos at 1366x768 unless if I'm using an external monitor. I'm currently creating a mp4 file from a camtasia recording that is over an hour long with the default preset that has settings for creating 720p mp4s. It's been taking a long time to render, so I was wondering if this is because the original recording is being scaled down. If this is the case I might as well render the video using custom settings with original resolution since it really doesn't lead to a much bigger video file.
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Hello there,
Yes, changing the dimensions of a video can increase render time a lot. 
A good rule of thumb for Camtasia is to set Recording Dimensions, Editing Dimensions, and Production Dimensions all the same. When you change any of these things. The picture quality of the video will also be reduced. 

Regards, Joe

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Thanks, I will keep what you said in mind.

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