Screen recording is very different from recording conventional videos – especially in terms of the factors that affect its quality. In fact it is actually much easier to record high quality videos using screen recording, provided you know how to go about it.
Setting the Right Recording Parameters
The two main recording parameters that will affect the quality of your screen recording videos are the resolution and frame rate.
Overall a higher resolution will have better definition and look much sharper and clearer. However the resolution of your screen recording video will be based on the resolution of the frame that you’re recording from your screen – and its upper limit will be your display resolution.
As such if you want to record at the highest possible resolution you will need to record in full screen.
In contrast to that, the frame rate is a setting that most screen recorders will allow you to adjust. Because a higher frame rate will produce a smoother and more fluid-looking video it should be set as high as possible and typically a range of 30 to 60 is considered good.
Making Sure the Performance is Stable
Keep in mind however that recording at high resolutions and frame rates will require more processing power and system resources – which may cause performance issues. That will adversely affect the quality of your video, because it will be recorded as part of the video.
All in all it would be a good idea to close background processes and unwanted apps before you start recording. On top of that you may need to adjust the recording parameters if you still have issues – or upgrade your hardware
The goal should be to make sure the app that you’re recording is running smoothly, and your computer isn’t sluggish or slow.
Sometimes there are other factors that may affect the quality of your screen recording videos. One of the most important is the audio quality – if you’re recording audio via a microphone.
Another important factor is the encoding settings that you use – especially the bitrate, resolution, and frame rate.
The fact that some screen recorders have editors can often help when it comes to the video quality, and will let you improve it in various ways. For example you could use Movavi Screen Capture Studio to record video on PC then edit it after you’re done.
The next time you use screen recording to capture video footage, be sure to try everything listed above. In most cases the difference that it makes should be very noticeable, and you’ll end up with a much better quality video that looks far more professional by the time you’re done.