Record High-Quality Videos Without Huge File Sizes

If you've been trying to record videos on your PC or laptop, but they've been coming out blurred or pixelated, you're going to want to know how to improve their quality. Usually, what results from recording high-resolution videos are unmanageably big files and next to no room left on your hard drive!

The good news is that at Bandicam, our screen recording software allows you to take high-quality videos of your screen without producing large files. In this page, we'll explain how Bandicam software does that, however, before we do so, let's just look at what it is that effects the quality of your video recordings.

Size Versus Quality

When you record videos on your computer, you'll find that the higher the resolution quality is set, the bigger the file size ends up being. Conversely, if you drop the quality lower, the file size decreases. So, if you want to preserve storage space on your hard drive, you need to find a way to record high-quality videos without creating enormous files. The answer?...Bandicam Software.

How Bandicam Software Solves the Problem

Bandicam is the best and most reliable screen recording program on the market and it allows you to record high-res videos without creating huge video files. It does so by compressing the video data as it records, allowing you to capture videos of your computer screen whilst playing videos games or watching videos. The result is much more manageable files that don't eat into your computer's memory.

How to Increase Your Video Quality

Once you've got Bandicam software installed on your computer, all you need to do is go to the video format settings of Bandicam and increase the video quality value from 80 to 100. It will allow you to get the best video quality. You can also change the video size, the Frames Per Second (FPS), Video Codec. Follow these few steps and you'll get high-res videos without the associated large file size.

Format settings, better video quality

  1. If you set the video resolution to "Full Size", you can get the best video quality.
  2. If you set the FPS (frame per second) value from "30" to "60 (or higher)", you can get a much smoother video so long as you have a modern computer - depending on what it is able to handle.
  3. If you use a high-compression video codec such as H.264, you can get a good quality video with a small size. If you choose an AVI container and select lossless video codec such as "YV12, RGB24, H264(High 4:4:4 lossless)", you will get the best video quality, but the recorded file size will be quite huge. » Best video codec for recording
  4. If you change the quality value from "80" to "100", you can get the best video quality.


Comparison tables for video codec and file size

The table below shows the relationship between video codec and file size. (1 minute, Resolution: 1920x1080, FPS: 30, Quality: 80).

Feature Codec File Size Description
Video Codec HEVC (GPU) 33.5 MB H.264 video codec will allow you to record the target in high compression ratio with an excellent quality.

H264 (GPU) 34.1 MB
H264 (High 4:4:4 Lossless) 217 MB
Xvid 52.9 MB
MPEG-1 38.8 MB
Motion JPEG 420 MB
YV12 (Lossless) 5,210 MB
RGB24 (Lossless) 10,400 MB
* The "H264 (High 4:4:4 Lossless)" video codec allows you to get the best quality video with high compression ratio. However, Windows Media Player doesn't support the "High 4:4:4" profile. » H264 codec and Profile (High 4:4:4 Lossless)
* To get the best quality video, you can also try other third party VFW (Video for Windows) codecs such as Lagarith or MagicYUV.

Comparison tables for video quality and file size

The table below shows the relationship between video quality and file size. (1 minute, Resolution: 1920x1080, Codec: H264, FPS: 30).

Feature Quality Value File Size Description
Video Quality Quality 40 8.9 MB If you increase the video quality value, you can improve video quality.
Quality 60 19.5 MB
Quality 80 34.1 MB
Quality 90 44.0 MB
Quality 100 59.4 MB


Want to Know More?

If you'd like to know more about Bandicam and our fantastic and FREE screen recording software, you should head over to our website www.bandicam.com and take a good look around. Whilst there you'll find lots of info and tutorials on how to record your screen whilst playing games on your PC and a whole lot more.

Why not visit the Bandicam forum whilst there, where you can talk to other users and get the very most out of our software.

That's it from us this time. We thank you for taking the time out to read our blog and we hope you have hours of screen recording fun with our Bandicam software.

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