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You Tube does not have good video quality. You may try WMV 1280x720 PAR 1.0 2-pass unconstrained VBR @ 5200 kbps. But in general Vimeo offers much better quality, look here for an example: http://www.vimeo.com/1122531
"WMV 1280x720 PAR 1.0 2-pass unconstrained VBR @ 5200 kbps"
So how do I set that in the Adobe Media Encoder?
- Windows Media
- Entire Sequence
- And the "Custom"?
It's a video promo video I made, in Premiere, with the size 352x288.
I'd like to get a better quality, then I have, when I uploaded it.
In that case the problem is you can't get any better than 352x288 without serious degradation of the image. My example is with material from a HDV camera (1080i). Have a look to see the difference.
Yes, harm I understand, but this promo video is only made from Images, and title sequences, kind of like this one here:
So no video scenes from a camera recordings at all.
I wouldn't use Adobe - trying saving as an avi - then let Quick Time save as an h.264 movie - 640x480 or higher.
Try to set it to high quality and automatic settings for everything else.
YouTube will usually show a lousy video, but it does save the higher quality version.
You can get a higher quality video to show by adding &fmt=18 to your video URL.
Note - it might take an hour or so to see the higher quality video.
Here's a latest post with lots of action - it looks much better than the standard version.
Another thing I have experienced is that the volume is going up and down on many youtube videos that I upload.
It doesn't happen when I play the video on my computer, neither does this happen when I upload on myspace or dailymotion.
Does anybody know what the volume problem is all about?
That video is no longer on the site.
I found this discussion from almost a year ago:
Drogba, "My YouTube video looks blurry using Adobe Media Encoder" #, 20 Oct 2007 10:32 am
...but the suggestions discussed there didn't help me, so I'm hoping someone reading this thread has other ideas. YouTube's PixelDestroyer® and VideoFracker® technology does an effective job of making my good footage look like it was shot through a thin film of mashed potatoes.
The H.264 codec seems to have ruination as its primary purpose. And the iPod and flv settings aren't much better. Heck, even if I export to mpeg (either keeping the native 720 x 480 resolution or shrinking to 320 x 240) my produced mpegs look great -- but once YouTube gets hold of them, they look like dreck.
Sure, Vimeo or WhateverOtherTube service may have better quality, but when someone wants to search for a video, there's only one site that anyone thinks of going to. That's why Google bought them.
Before uploading, I convert the file with QuickTime Pro to h.264, 480x360 pixels at 29.97fps, better quality, and with a keyframe every 30 frames. The audio is set to AAC, VBR 96-110, 32k stereo.
I only have one video up on Youtube anymore, but it is a decent quality for Youtube.
There used to be a button that allowed you to look at the video at 320X240 which is what YouTube compresses down to. But they took that away.
Steven, the tennis lesson was nicely done. Looks good.
Steve, thanks for the link. I'm going to try re-exporting one or two of my videos using your settings and see what happens. Though the tennis lesson had the advantage of a lot of natural light, while I find I'm often taping talking heads indoors, with just existing lighting (plus the dinky light on the camera).
BTW, one of my tennis coaches told me always to lead with the racquet handle. Works like a charm.