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Record in 1080p

Hello,

I want to record a video in 1080p with 60 fs.

I make my screen 1920x1080. I record the video. When editing, I crop the video to remove all unneeded space on the desktop, then the video is no more 1920x1080 and it's not HD anymore.

I am not an expert in video recording and editing, just starting. If you have any advice for me on how to record 1080p in such a scenario.

Thank you
Bilal 

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    Bilal Haidar said:
    I make my screen 1920x1080. I record the video. When editing, I crop the video to remove all unneeded space on the desktop, then the video is no more 1920x1080 and it's not HD anymore.

     I'm sorry but I don't understand this. If your screen is 1920x1080 and your video is 1920x1080 there is no unneeded space. The description can't be right. If you are cropping the video so that it is smaller than 1920x1080 you must then scale it up to fit.

    Please explain your workflow so that we can duplicate it. 

    Have you watched our tutorials? Please do. It will help you understand the program and the terminology.

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  • Thanks CraigS

    Here's what I do:

    1. Set the Macbook screen to 1920x1080
    2. Film the video
    3. Add the video to ScreenFlow
    4. I crop the video to remove some stuff from both sides, top, and bottom.
    5. Automatically, the resolution drops from 1920x1080. For instance, after cropping, I got a video with 1523x980. Apparently, when I uploaded the video to YouTube, I didn't get the 1080p HD option, only 720p.


    I tried something else today, instead of using the crop tool under the video stage, I went to the video tab (first tab on the right-side), expanded "cropping" and played around with the Left, Top, Right, and Bottom. The video maintained the 1920x1080 while I cropped away all the parts I don't wanna show in the video. 

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    Bilal Haidar said:
    Set the Macbook screen to 1920x1080

     How do you do this?
    That's not natively supported on Retina display Mac laptops. Please include specific model number.
     

    Bilal Haidar said:
    Film the video

     Please explain. Screen Capture? Webcam?

    Bilal Haidar said:
    Automatically, the resolution drops from 1920x1080. For instance, after cropping, I got a video with 1523x980.

     If you crop video it will be smaller. You must scale it back it to fill your canvas.  You will lose resolution though when you do that. 

    Bilal Haidar said:
    Apparently, when I uploaded the video to YouTube, I didn't get the 1080p HD option, only 720p.

     It's not clear what you're doing here. If your Canvas is 1920x1080 then your video will be that size as well even though it will have black bars if you don't scale to fill the canvas.

     

    Bilal Haidar said:
    I tried something else today, instead of using the crop tool under the video stage, I went to the video tab (first tab on the right-side), expanded "cropping" and played around with the Left, Top, Right, and Bottom. The video maintained the 1920x1080 while I cropped away all the parts I don't wanna show in the video. 

     Perhaps you were confused between cropping the Canvas and cropping the video. If  want your video to be 1920x1080 you must leave the Canvas that size. You would crop and scale the video itself though.

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    My external computer monitor is set to 1920x1080 so that is what my canvas is after recording.

    The button on the lower left means you are cropping Canvas and that will change the size of the video.

    The Inspector Video tab on the right allows you to crop the video but does not change the Canvas. Then you have to scale the video if you want it to fit and not have boarders. Some will just scale the video up instead of crop to get rid of stuff on the edges. 

     

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    • CraigS Thanks for the clarification. I was confused between canvas size and video size! I will try the scale tool better. With cropping the video, I see black on both sides, which makes sense now.

      I use a tool called RDM to change the screen resolution on my retina MacBook pro-2020.

      Thanks for the helpful tips and explanation. I appreciate it.

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      Bilal Haidar Sometimes scaling the video to get rid of the edges you don't want can be easier than cropping. The video always will fit the canvas that way.

       

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    Bilal Haidar said:
    I use a tool called RDM to change the screen resolution on my retina MacBook pro-2020.

     I see. Yes, there are a couple of third-party apps that do that. Otherwise, the Retina MBP doesn't really change screen size.

    Good to hear it's making sense now.

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    • CraigS Thank you!

       

      The workflow I am using is a bit complicated. I have some requirements and I am trying to find my way around.

       

      For instance, I need to deliver an HD short video of 30 seconds only. I demo code inside Visual Studio Editor, I need to show the editor with really big fonts to show well, and some other requirements.

      At first, I tried to set the screen resolution to 1200x800. Then create a new ScreenFlow document of 1920x1080. It didn't work. I tried many ways until I found out that I should keep screen resolution 1920x1080 and also the video size. Using scale, I can cut off some of the sides until I get the editor window only showing in the video.

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    Bilal Haidar said:
    I tried many ways until I found out that I should keep screen resolution 1920x1080 and also the video size.

     That's certainly the best way to do it. Without the app that scales your Retina screen resolution, the alternative otherwise would have been getting an external 1920x1080.

    Thanks for explaining how you are developing your optimal workflow.

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