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Surface Pro 3 resolution for Youtube - black bars


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Hi all,

I am trying to record for Youtube. YouTube's ideal resolution is 1280x720. When I set my screen to that resolution I get black bars at the top and bottom of my screen. The only upside is that the image is clear when played back on YT in HD, not blurry.

I have looked up this issue and it seems to be because of the surface pro's 3:2 resolution instead of 16:9.

My question is - is there a way for me to record for Youtube at 1280x720 without the black bars?

If it matters, I will be running some MS Office programs - Excel, Powerpoint, Word on Windows 10 and doing live demos via YouTube's live hangout interface for our office. Ideally the application would fill the screen without the black bars.

Any advice appreciated as I am new to the surface pro!