Resolution of Peek/Replay video

Hi all,

I am in the process of using Presenter 360, then Peek, then Replay, to produce a short video (mp4). However, the resolution seems very low and the visual quality is not great. I have attached a draft to this message. Is there something I can do differently to achieve higher resolution of the visuals?

Thanks,

Nina

4 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Nina,

We have some best practices outlined here for working with high-quality videos and images in Articulate 360 (the article references Storyline 360 - but the same ideas would apply to Presenter). 

It would also help to know how you're using Presenter, Peek and Replay together to create one larger video. Any light you can shed on that process will help! 

Nina Frankel

On Fri, Jan 4, 2019 at 8:32 AM Nina Frankel <nina_frankel@jsi.com> wrote:

Hi Ashley,

Thanks for your quick response. I will look at the link but, in the meantime, here's a description of the process that I followed.

* Created the slides/animation with Studio 360
* Created the Peek video by recording the presentation while it was playing in "preview" mode (so the animations would be there)
* Imported the Peek file into Replay
* Imported the audio files into Replay
* Published the Replay file as an mp4.

I suspect the issue might arise from the fact that I created the Peek file by recording in "preview" mode. Is there a better, higher quality way to record the video?

Thanks again,
Nina

 

Nina Frankel

Hi Ashley,

I want to follow up on this issue as I haven't heard back from you. The low resolution of my video is a problem that we need to resolve as soon as we can. The "best practices" document that you sent was generally interesting but I don't think it addressed my issue. It appears that it covers information regarding embedding videos in presentations. My issue is more related to losing resolution when converting a Presenter file into a Peek mp4.

I suspect the issue may be related to the fact that I recorded the Peek video by playing back the Presenter/Studio file in Preview. Is there a better way to do this? Please let me know as soon as you can.

Thanks for your help,
Nina


On Fri, Jan 4, 2019 at 8:32 AM Nina Frankel <nina_frankel@jsi.com> wrote:

Hi Ashley,

Thanks for your quick response. I will look at the link but, in the meantime, here's a description of the process that I followed.

* Created the slides/animation with Studio 360
* Created the Peek video by recording the presentation while it was playing in "preview" mode (so the animations would be there)
* Imported the Peek file into Replay
* Imported the audio files into Replay
* Published the Replay file as an mp4.

I suspect the issue might arise from the fact that I created the Peek file by recording in "preview" mode. Is there a better, higher quality way to record the video?

Thanks again,
Nina

Alyssa Gomez

Hi Nina!

Did you know you can create screen recordings with audio directly within Replay? That way, you can cut out the Peek step altogether! 

Generally, you'll see a reduction in quality each time you add a step in converting and importing video files. So by recording in Peek and importing that recording into Replay, you'll likely see a loss in quality. 

From here, try recording your Studio 360 presentation using Replay, and recording the audio at the same time. Let me know how it goes!