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Export resolution

I am exporting a screen capture I made of a musical score. It looks great in Screenflow, but no matter what settings I use it looks fuzzy in exports. I tried several ones from web to lossless. The file was huge (50gb)! The actual screen flow file is only 2gb. 

 

What setting can I use to get the file out and have it look the same. I have to send it to an editor to import into Premiere 

 

Thanks!

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  • Turn up the bitrate to like 30,000 when you export. These settings produce great results for me and I'm sharing screen recordings of myself writing code.

     

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      Charles Schiermeyer If you're going to do more editing then you generally should use Apple ProRes for export as it's near visually lossless.

      Always keep in mind that scaling impacts quality. Ideally, you want the screen capture and export frame size to be the same or nearly the same.

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  • Hi Charles and Craig.

    Charles, thanks for that tip, will give it a go. 

    Craig, I tried ProRes and the file was 50gb and still did not look like the original. I did not scale it either, left it at 100% I believe

    What are the exact settings you would use to get something out and have it look the same as it does in screenflow? 

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      Tim Davies It's odd if ProRes without scaling looks worse.

      We'd need to see before/after examples.
      We'd also need to know the source and canvas settings.

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    • CraigS The irony of this is that I might have to use another screen capture program to capture the examples. But here is the source file. Perhaps from that you can work out what settings get it out! https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uhnt1edqyayl2lx/AADrOkxxFuqMwoHEn7jxJ5JHa?dl=0

      Here was the 'full res' output. https://www.dropbox.com/s/t32r6jfx55jg2fe/Maya%20M29%20Scorecast.mov?dl=0

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      Thanks for that.
      The developers may need to see a full size source monitor screenshot before capture as well. Investigating FLOW-11332

      I do see you're adding Letterbox on export and that may have an impact as well.

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      Tim Davies Confirm you are using ScreenFlow 10.0.3.

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    • CraigS Hi, yes, latest version. I have always had same results. 

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      Tim Davies thanks for confirming that.

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    One more thing you can try. This would mean screen recording in Lossless rather than Adaptive mode. It might hold up a bit better when exporting ProRes Lossless.

     

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  • I just remade it. Captured with Lossless and exported with pro-res and no letterbox. I can still see a difference. On the left is screenflow, on the right is the exported movie.

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      Tim Davies Thanks for that example. I'll show it to the developers.

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      Tim Davies We're testing on our end but the developers would like to know how it looks if export is Animate PNG. We're looking at our Encoder pipelines to see if there's a difference from Lossless.

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