Are you trying to use a screen recorder to capture video footage from your screen but are disappointed with the quality of the video?
Despite the fact that there are fewer factors that will affect the quality of screen recording videos, it is still important that you cover all your bases.
Regardless of the screen recorder that you’re using there are a few ways that you can ensure the videos that you record have top notch quality:
Record at a high resolution
As with any video, a higher resolution will mean greater definition – and a better overall quality. However when you’re recording your screen the resolution of the video will be determined by the resolution of the screen or the frame that you’re recording.
While there are ways to virtually increase the resolution beyond that limit, they are performance intensive and generally not worthwhile. Instead you should just try to record at as high a resolution as possible.
Increase the frame rate
Another factor that will have a big part to play in the quality of the video is its frame rate. Generally for videos any frame rate above 30 is good, but if you want the best quality you should shoot for a frame rate of 60 instead.
Having a high frame rate will make your video look fluid and smooth, but the file size will also be bigger.
Check the audio quality
If you’re recording a voiceover or any kind of audio via a microphone or some other device you should check on the audio quality. Poor audio quality will drag down the overall quality of your video, and turn viewers off.
While some issues with audio such as background noise and sound levels can be adjusted in post-processing – it helps to record good, clean audio right from the get go. As such you should try to record in an otherwise quiet setting, and possibly invest in a good microphone as well.
Be careful when encoding
A lot of the time the raw quality of the screen recording is good – but it all goes wrong when the video is encoded. That is normally the case if the wrong settings are used.