9 Replies Latest reply on Dec 21, 2011 5:01 AM by Steve Grisetti

    Best setting for Canon VIXIA HF R21 for YouTube


      I am looking for the best or most optimal setting for shooting video with my Canon VIXIA HF R21 camera.


      I am using a MacBook Pro laptop and Adobe Premiere Elements 10.


      My goal is to produce the best quality videos for a "YouTube" channel. The videos will be for a teenage car show shot outdoors and narrated.


      The current DEFAULT settings are:


      Recording Mode = SP, 1440x1080

      Bitrate = 7Mbps

      Codec = MPEG4-AVC/H.264

      Frame Rate = 60i

      Digital Image stabilization = standard


      Here are possible "alternative selections" - please let me know if any of these settings are better than the Default settings for YouTube.


      Change Recording Mode to

      1. MXP = 1920x1080 @ 24Mbps

      2. FXP = 1920x1080 @ 17Mbps

      3. XP+ = 1440x1080 @ 12 Mbps


      Change Frame Rate to

      1. PF30


      Digital image stabilization

      1. Dynamic

      2. Standard

      3. Off


      I will use Adobe Premiere Elemebnts 10 to upload the final edited video - what setting are the best upload compression settings if I want to upload for the ebst quality?