Course Creators February 18, 2020

Any Video Capture Software Highlight / Zoom in Selected Area?

Brian Zajac @brianzajac

Hello IH,

I'm working on education material and need to highlight / zoom in on a selected area. Specifically I'd like it to do this: https://youtu.be/jnfWy3h_BuY?t=62. Any suggestions?

Side note: I tried doing this in SnagIt (create videos from images) but it has problems screen capturing at 1920 X 1080.

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    Screenflow can do these kind of similar things.

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      Unfortunately no PC love. :(

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    I know this solution won't work for most people but here is how I accomplish something similar:

    I have a 4k monitor and an Nvidia graphics card so I can record at a 3840 x 2160 resolution using GeForce Experience (comes with the Nvidia graphics driver). Then in post-production I set the scaling of the video to 200%, essentially zooming in on a 1920 x 1080 section of the screen.

    Here is it in action on one of my videos: https://youtu.be/KwwHvH3GZsQ?t=209

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      Thanks. Which monitor did you end up getting? I've got an RTX 2070 in mine.

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        Monitor is an ASUS ROG Swift PG27AQ and the graphics card is a GTX 1070

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    Made some progress. I'm on a PC, so Camtasia looks to be the best for my needs thus far. Screenflow (which I believe the YouTube link above used when recording) looked great but it's only on a Mac.

    Any OBS users out there? Curious to see if there are any ways to highlight / zoom in while recording using that program or something else.

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      This looks like it may work for OBS? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQZOkRgdn4I

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        Thanks, I'll have to try the zooming with hotkeys.