Possible to improve quality when scaling to 1080P from Ultrawide screen capture?


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Good afternoon all! I am writing to see if anyone has a solution to capture higher quality screen recordings when scaling down from an ultrawide monitor to fit a 1080p canvas. I'm on Win 10 x64, with nVidia GeForce 1050TI.

I currently have an ultrawide screen 21:9 (2560 x 1080) which I scale down to a 1080p canvas size leaving a large black bar along the bottom of OBS. I use that space for my webcam and other info.

What i noticed is that when I capture my screen scaled down from 2560 to a width of 1920, the quality is dramatically reduced compared to just capturing natively at 1080. It's really obvious when zooming in to highlight certain parts of my videos. I wouldn't think this should be the case because I'm capturing the video at a resolution HIGHER than 1080, so I would hope that would be kept when scaling to a smaller canvas.

I've posted my settings which should be good according to my research. Is there any way to get around this limitation? Or do I need to consider just purchasing a 4K or 1080P monitor and capture from there instead of the ultrawide? Seems like a somewhat ridiculous solution...

Thanks in advance for any help!


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