Screen Recordings - One More Time

I have done some limited screen recordings, but now I what to use Storyline to feature some new system enhancements.   I've always struggled on the best practice to maintain the highest captured screen image quality after the recording, inserting into Storyline and then publishing.

My screen capture size will be 1024 x 768 (+/-) so do I also make the Storyline player the same size to maintain best quality?  These screen recordings will have a fair amount of detail on the screen such a fields, pick lists, etc.

The screen recording time will be about 5 minutes for a segment with no audio.  I realize given the final publishing and compression that some quality will be lost, but I want to achieve the best possible output and want to learn from the practices that others follow.

Thanks.

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Neil Stadlman said:

My screen capture size will be 1024 x 768 (+/-) so do I also make the Storyline player the same size to maintain best quality?  These screen recordings will have a fair amount of detail on the screen such a fields, pick lists, etc.

Because of the details users will need to see, I would recommend setting them to the same size. However, users also hate to scroll in a course (in my experience) especially if they are scrolling around to watch a demo. If you can record at a smaller size (keeping in mind the size of your desired player) it might yield a better result. It is better for you to do the scrolling in the example than to force users to scroll to see the whole recording in the training.

Also, you can address the compression issue by swapping out the published MP4s with the originals. Look for Mike Enders' instructions on how to accomplish this over in this thread.