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Sep 20, 2016

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There has been many discussions regarding this and I understand that Captivate is designed for Interactive training. I  need to build a project with a combination of simulation and vdeo demo capturing as I need to be able to edit mouse cursors in the simulation slides. The quality of my published file especially on the slides where I have used video capture for pan and zoom affect is very poor.

As per Lilybiri's advice I trialed Camtasia for Video capturing but you cannot change the cursor post production and I cannot find other Video capturing/editing software that will enable this.

I have my Captivate 9 video capturing set to 32bit and all my simulation screens set to Optimised but the output to MP4 is still poor with lines showing in all the backround images.

I need to host my files on YouTube so don't have the option of outputting to html5.

Can anyone please assist me with some advice how to get a better quality MP4 for my Project?

Thanks so much

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Quality of Video demo capturing

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There has been many discussions regarding this and I understand that Captivate is designed for Interactive training. I  need to build a project with a combination of simulation and vdeo demo capturing as I need to be able to edit mouse cursors in the simulation slides. The quality of my published file especially on the slides where I have used video capture for pan and zoom affect is very poor.

As per Lilybiri's advice I trialed Camtasia for Video capturing but you cannot change the cursor post production and I cannot find other Video capturing/editing software that will enable this.

I have my Captivate 9 video capturing set to 32bit and all my simulation screens set to Optimised but the output to MP4 is still poor with lines showing in all the backround images.

I need to host my files on YouTube so don't have the option of outputting to html5.

Can anyone please assist me with some advice how to get a better quality MP4 for my Project?

Thanks so much

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Did you capture these video demos at exactly the same height and width as the Captivate project CPTX into which you inserted them?  If not, and you rescaled the videos, then THAT's where at least some of your resolution would have been lost.

Another thing to try regarding the lines you mention are appearing is to turn off SWF compression options in Preferences.  See if the lines are improved after that.

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Did you use 16 or 32 bit - see Preferences, Recording, Video Demo.

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32bit

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Claire

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I did capture the video demo slides at the exact same size as the CPTX. I selected to video capture instead of screen capture within the project.

I'll check if I have the swf compression on or off and will advise.

Thanks so much

Warm Regards

Claire

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There are no options in Preferences to select SWF compression, are you sure it's in there?

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