Need help with videos

Two questions - I am trying to video a full screen 1913 x 1051 and insert that video as a new scene in a story that has already been created.  The video is so small that you cannot see the action when previewed or published.  How can I make this happen.  I need to be able to use this video in the View and Try modes.  I understand how to video, I just can't seem to get the pixel thing worked out.  I've only been using Articulate for about a month.  If anyone can help I would be most appreciative...have a project deadline.

3 Replies
Nicole Legault

Hi Tami!

Generally, we don't recommend scaling videos. Your best bet is to identify what the most common screen resolution size is for your learners (you can find some great stats here) and then set your own resolution at that size, record the full-screen, and insert recording as full size. This should hopefully get the pixel thing sorted out for you! Hope this helps, let us know if you have any additional questions.

Have a good one! 

Tami Sellers

I have a story that has already been created in default 720 x 540 (4:3) and now I need to add a video in the view and try mode, but the size is too small when I preview to even read the information on the screen. I’ve tried resizing the screen prior to videoing, I’ve tried changing the ratios on the recording. If I go into the “Design” tab and click on Story Size Setup I can change the story size and get the resolution I need, BUT it changes the entire story. Is there a way to change the ratios for just the scenes that I want to change and leave the others in the default settings?

Ralf  Baum

Hi Tami,

I'll see 2 possibilites for you:

1) Like Nicole said - record in the 720x540 screen resolution - if possible.

2) Use a button with a hyperlink that refers to your uploaded video (perhaps in the intranet) in original size. Then the user can adjust the size of the browser that they can see the complete screen in best quality.

There is no possibility to change the size of specific slides. All other tries with using a web object or rescaling the video will definitly reduce the quality of the video.  Scaling 1913 x 1051 to 720 x 540 won't work because the projects have to quite different aspect ratios.