Record High-Quality Videos Without Huge File Sizes

How to record a video with better quality

If you've ever tried to record videos on your PC or laptop, and they keep coming out blurred or pixelated, you'll wonder how to improve their quality. Usually, what results from recording high-resolution videos are very large files and almost no storage left on your hard drive!

The good news is that Bandicam, our screen recording software, allows you to take high-quality videos of your screen without producing large files. On this page, we'll explain how Bandicam software accomplishes this, but, before we do, let's take a look at the factors that affect the quality of your video recordings.

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File Size vs. Video 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-resolution 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 up 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 allows you to get the best video quality. You can also change the video size, the Frames Per Second (FPS), and Video Codec. Follow these few steps and you'll get high-resolution videos without producing large file sizes.

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 (frames 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 high-compression video codecs such as H.264, you can get a good quality video with a small size. If you choose an AVI file type 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 AV1 (GPU) 15 - 18 MB H.264 video codec will allow you to record the target with a high compression ratio in an excellent quality.

HEVC (GPU) 29 - 36 MB
H264 (GPU) 31 - 40 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
  • If you have GeForce GTX 900 series and higher graphics cards, select the “H264 (NVidia NVENC)” codec and the ‘high 4:4:4 lossless’ profile. 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 does not 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

video quality 80 Video Quality 80
video quality 60 Video Quality 60
video quality 40 Video Quality 40

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Want to Know More?

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

While you’re there, feel free to visit the Bandicam forum, 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 devoting time to read our blog, and we hope you have hours of screen recording fun with our Bandicam software.

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