Screen Recording Size

Apr 15, 2013

I'm trying to record screens for a software application that will be played on a PC with an 800x600 screen resolution.  Should I record it in 800x600 or use the default settings.  I am using the player with the navigation buttons, so I need those to appear when the project is played back.  Thanks!

3 Replies
Jesse Cabaniss

I don't have a technical answer, but I can say that I always use a large size when doing screen recordings. It's easier to scale something down than up. Also, I recommend testing it out or having someone else take a look to make sure everything fits and looks nice. Do this step before making a huge commitment and you'll be glad that you did.

Blake Griffin

I have experimented with a lot of different recording sizes.  I have a few questions for you though, that may help me or someone else answer your question:

  • Are you using the sidebar in your player? 
  • Do you have any tabs at the top of your player (like Resources or Glossary)? 
  • Is it a web based application? 
  • Are you planning on playing it only on the PCs with the 800 x 600 resolution settings?

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