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Reid Kimball
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Can I remove trails in video of a left to right pan shot?

Aug 23, 2013 6:45 PM

Tags: #frame #60p #pan #blend #rate #30p #trails



I film with a Panasonic HDC-HS700 at 1920x1080p and 60 fps. I often do left to right pan shots for commercials. When I upload the commercial to YouTube, the panning shots look terrible, very choppy, as if it's skipping frames, which makes sense since the frame rate on YouTube is probably 29.97, not 60p. Can I film in 60p and do something to the clip or my render settings to make it appear smoother on YT? Even when I film in 30p, it still looks terrible when uploaded to YouTube. Here's an example:


Frame blending in Premiere doesn't seem to fix this issue, seen here:


Thanks for your time,


- Reid B. Kimball


Message was edited by: Reid Kimball modified name of panasonic camera

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    Aug 24, 2013 12:05 AM   in reply to Reid Kimball

    Unfortunately you don't have much control over super smart Google developers, who decided to downconvert all HD uploads to media files with the bitrate around 6 Mbps, which in turn results in ugly artifacts in shots with a lot of motion...

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    Aug 24, 2013 7:36 AM   in reply to Reid Kimball

    The link you posted is entirely normal for pans at that speed.  Slow down if you want it to look better.

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