Figured I may as well make a general thread instead of filling up the forum. Been trying out some more settings. Think I've gotten the best results so far using a mix of raw RGB recording and then converting the video into x264 using Handbrake. Final video was ~15mbps before being uploaded to youtube. Much less smudging going on, especially with the text and movement. Granted the particular level was a bit on the dark side and as such not the best display of quality. Will try to get some better stuff here later. Good general guide on what the output bitrate should be based on your resolution (Ignore the high quality table, look at standard quality uploads): https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171?hl=no . I think that the 1440p bitrate is wrong though as other places mentioned 15mbps as the bitrate used. An easy way to maximize your bitrate would be to upscale your video so that youtube processes the video in a higher category than it would otherwise. Some people have reported success upscaling 720p to 1440p, a simple doubling of both width and height. Might try putting in slight padding of a pixel to get the bitrate up from 1440p to 4k levels.