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Can I do a screen recording and have a smaller file size than I have now?

Hi,  I have Screenflow 9.07 version. I have been using Screen flow to record the video and audio on my Mac Book Pro, but the files are pretty big for say a 1 hr video recording - 3 to 10 GB

Is there a way I can maybe go to 720 P type of video or some other adjustment that I can do with ScreenFlow so that the file size of the recordings is low, maybe in the 100 to 300 MB, or so size for a 1 hour recording with my computer? It does not need to be great resolution.  

That makes it easier for me to store these videos or transfer them.

T.Y. 

Patrick 

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  • MBP Retina Display is quite large. Using a smaller external display can help. Retina displays generally don't allow screen resizing. There are some third-party commercial products that can do this (we don't officially test and support those but many users use such programs).

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    • CraigS thanks Craig for the info. Guuss I will have to figure some other way to get reduced video sizes. 

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      Richard Kilhenny reduced file size usually means reduced quality though. Starting with lower quality and then additional processing and encoding after editing further reduces quality. 

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    • CraigS thanks lots 

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      Richard Kilhenny This began when Apple introduced Retina displays as they can't be resized through the OS. That's why third parties developed "unsupported" tools to do that. Otherwise, third-party monitors can be resized. I use a Dell 1920x1080 monitor for example.

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