Don't use QuickTime. Use one of the YouTube presets under H.264 instead.
Jim, thanks for the reply. I tried that and the color was still very washed out and the video played back very glitchy (jumpy). Any other suggestions?
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Did you use Quicktime Player to review your video?
Be advised that quicktime does not give you the correct gamma view of your video, try watching it with VLC media player and let us know, what it looks like / if it's still jumpy there.
Then i could provide you with some more in-depth settings to enhance your export.
In the meantime:
ask your favourite search engine for "quicktime gamma shift"
VLC player played it back awesome! Thanks for the suggestion.
Now my only question would be: Do you have better export settings that you would recommend to make the video as crisp as possible? What are some different settings that you use?
I don't upload to YouTube. I prefer to host my videos on my own web site, where I have more control.
The settings depend strongly on what you will need the final file for ;)
By the way, the QuickTime plugin within a browser works fine.
If you tell me what size/quality you expect from your final output,
I'd be happy to provide you with some of my exportsetting (as soon as i'm back
And also by the way: do you still need the 60fps in your output video?
Essentially just for high quality YouTube uploads. I guess I don't need 60 fps then huh? Thats just what the source footage was because I use slow motion effects a lot. Does it affect the quality of the exported footage if I export it with different FPS and size (1280x720 etc.) then the source footage? I want as high quality and as smooth as it can be for the internet, mainly YouTube.
the QuickTime plugin within a browser works fine.
Only if you have it installed. I don't, and I'm sure I'm not alone. MP4 wrapping will be more accessible than an MOV wrapped file.
Steezy, you're fine then with the YouTube 720p preset.
60fps is only needed to get relatively smooth slow-motion effects in post.
So having 30 is absolutely sufficient for YouTube. Just give it a try.
-Only if you have it installed. I don't, and I'm sure I'm not alone. MP4 wrapping will be more accessible than an MOV wrapped file.-
You're absolutely right.
The OP wrote in his second post that he did use the h264 codec.
And a h264 mp4 file will also be accessed by the QT plugin IF installed.
So h264 in an mp4 or m4v container is the way to go anyway...