Screencasting resolution

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Infrared, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Infrared macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    Mar 28, 2007
    #1
    [ MP/2600XT/ACD 20 ]

    Is it ok to reduce the display resolution to say 1280x800
    for screencast recording?

    I read warnings about using the wrong monitor resolution
    in the past, but those warnings apply to traditional CRTs?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

    Mackilroy

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    Jun 29, 2006
    #2
    Why would it be a problem? All it would do is make things look fuzzier than running at native resolution.
     
  3. Infrared thread starter macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    Mar 28, 2007
    #3
    In the past having the wrong refresh rate could damage a monitor,
    or so I'm led to believe:

    http://www.viewsonic.com/pdf/userguides/q71-1_user_guide.pdf

    I don't think having a non-native resolution is likely to be harmful,
    but I'm just double-checking.

    A low non-native resolution is useful for screencasting because
    it can reduce movie file size without reducing text size.
    Although it looks fuzzier at the time of recording, at playback
    time it is pin-sharp.
     

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