recording quality is very bad. Pixelation while movement


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If you don't understand something just ask. I am not speaking english that much.

I like in title. My video quality is veery bad even with good settings(i guess).
I tested out CBR, CQP (10-20) and put simple settings and tried everything out. Still looks like...
I'am playing on 1280x720 and scale it to 1920x1080 (because if the resolution is for example 1920x1080 HUD is too small and nobody sees whats going on)
I know its going to look bad because of the resolution but it's like 3 times worse than videos from other people..

I mean look at this ( On the left u got obs and on the right my game that i want to record. Its 2times worse when u watch recording (watched it in 3 different apps) and even more worse when u upload that on youtube, because that's the moment when pixelation on movement is hitting in(yeah i waited a little bit for 1080p before watching). If iam standing still everything is sharp and clear (expect for quality) but when i move a little bit you can see nothing but pixels (for example if u saw number 28 then good for you, because when i am gonna move my camera u are going to see pixels)

For example i will show u video of some other guy playing the same game:

I know it doesn't look good either (because of resolution) but 3times better then my video and he can move camera/character withour blur/pixelation

some screenshots from my settings: (want to do it 60fps but did not changed it for the screenshot)

i can add in a recording but can do it right now.

And a log file:

If you need more information just tell me. I will get it as fast as i can.

Tomasz Góral

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Bad quality is due to the resolution increased from 1280x720 to 1920x1080.
The first is about 1 million points and the second is about 2 million points, which means that the system is trying to generate additional data from nothing, hence the image is blurred. Set the Base Resolution to 1920x1080.

Switch off Psycho Visual Tuning and Look-ahead.


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