@aven12 Hey. Sorry to hear you’re having difficulties with Pencil. Have you seen the image sequence to video export tutorials on the page? the process that I follow should clear most doubts regarding the camera layer, since it is briefly explained that when you export you a) have to select the camera layer and b) you have to give it a proper resolution by double clicking the camera layer. This is independent from the export resolution dialog you get when using the export option.
The camera system is pretty straightforward once you analyze it. What you see when you are drawing is basically the “drawing view”. But only when you select the camera, you are in effect looking “through” the “camera view” framing your image.
When you double click the camera layer you are able to change the final image resolution, and whatever appears inside the camera frame, will be rendered as a picture, like a real camera would. I know this sounds like an obvious remark, but apparently it’s not as simple as the original developer thought for others to understand this concept.
If you choose to export your images without selecting the camera, you’ll get whatever the size of your canvas is at the moment of export. If you, for example, resize the window so small you can’t even see your cursor. The image will be exported at such size, but, if you do the same while having the camera layer selected, and giving it an appropriate size previous to the labor of animation, you’ll be able to export safely at your intended size.
Finally, if you did all of this and you still are having issues, please try to download the latest Nightly Build for MAC (Jan 14 2016). However do not delete your current Pencil installation, since Nightly Builds are standalone versions, but they are experimental despite having most bug fixes to date.
You can download it here:https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxdcdOiOmg-CcWhLazdKR1oydHM&usp=sharing#list
Hope this helps. If it doesn’t let us know to see what can be done. If you need a tutorial on the camera layer, I might have some free time next week and i’ll gladly record one, although I don’t have a MAC it should function in the same way.