I have a very nice experimental animation made with ink stains, my scans are in high quality and I want to keep them this way. I exported my 1080x1920 video out of after effects using Quicktime Format H.264 but when uploaded to youtube it has been completely butchered, it looks pixelated even in the HD view. I tried uploading onto vimeo but it is over my free accounts limit. The video is only 2 seconds long. I love the way it looks in After Effects and on my computer and I really want to find a way to share it on the internet without compromising on quality. Can anyone recommend a better export setting or a different website (other than youtube / vimeo ) ?
PS Having done lots of reading on this before posting my question, I have to admit I don't know whether my video is progressive or interlaced, which is better and how to change it either way.
Thank you in advance for your help x
You would use the YouTube preset found in Adobe Media Encoder.
Thanks for your answer, I never used Adobe Media Encoder before but I will give it a go x
Todd Kopriva please don't mark this answer as correct. I have tested the youtube preset on media encoder once and still the video does not appear in HD on youtube. Please wait for me to test this solution fully and let me decide whether this is or is not the correct answer. Thanks.