Produced Videos are Blurry or Low Quality Using Camtasia on Windows

 

Problem

Video appears blurry or low quality on the canvas in Camtasia or after producing the video.

Solution

Tip

Be sure to view our video tutorial on Getting Crisp, Clear Screen Video.

Reason 1: Video is Resized (Scaled)

If you change the video dimensions between recording to production, it can create blurry video. To solve this problem, it is recommended to record, edit, and produce all at the same dimensions.

Set the Recording Dimensions

In Camtasia Recorder, enter the recording dimensions in the Width and Height fields.

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Set the Editing Dimensions

Select File > Project Settings > Canvas Dimensions to set the editing dimensions.

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Set the Production Dimensions

When you produce the video, make sure the production dimensions match the editing dimensions.

 

Reason 2: Adjust Playback Quality

The video may appear blurry on YouTube if the HD option is not selected. To select the HD option:

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Keep in mind that YouTube may take some time to process the HD quality of your video. This means that HD might not be available right after uploading the video.

 

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