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Why is My Video Blurry? - TechSmith Tips

TechSmith Science-Technology 2015-06-04 - 12:13:31

"In this video Mike covers a few things that may be making your video blurry and also some terms that may help you understand what exactly is going on. Before you ever click the record button on your screen recorder or camera, ask yourself two questions. Where will my video end up being displayed and what resolution is my computer screen or camera. These are the first questions you need to ask yourself when you begin creating a video! Will my video be displayed on a mobile device, a high definition TV, or maybe an ultra high definition billboard? What are the screen dimensions of my computer monitor or camera? I can’t stress this enough, you always need to familiar with what resolution you are shooting with and delivering too. Screen resolution is the dimensions of your screen, most commonly measured in pixels. High definition editing and production dimensions are 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) and 720p (1280 x 720 pixels). For example, here at TechSmith we know we will be most commonly exporting videos to 720p for youtube and our website, so when we record, our screen dimensions are usually 1080p. The reason we record in a higher dimension is because when we edit, it gives us flexibility in zooming and scaling footage. Your footage becomes blurry when you zoom in or scale footage larger than what you originally recorded at. Depending on the content, you can get away with scaling or zooming slightly larger than 100 percent without viewers noticing, just be aware. Nowadays there are ultra high definition monitors, which is also commonly referred to as 4K (2160p) or 8K (4320p), or Retina display, but unless you have a very powerful computer, I would recommend 1080p to get started because if you do record in those higher dimensions, you will end up with very large files, thus slowing down your computer dramatically. Mike also covers Vector art vs. Raster Art. Plus what file formats work best for videos. As always, feel free to add comments or questions below, and thank you for your time. SUBSCRIBE TO THE TECHSMITH YOUTUBE CHANNEL! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR TIPS & TRICKS AND GREAT INFORMATION! CONNECT WITH US! Google+ ► Facebook ► Twitter ► LinkedIn ► ►"

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