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Picture is split in 1/3 with the top of the picture on the bottom

I have tried cleaning my heads and the video plays right but when I try to record it the top third of the picture is on the bottom

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Try to increase the video resolutions in your monitor choose the highest screen resolutions in the settings. In the color quality try to select 32 bit then try again to capture

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