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Noam Osband
If exporting for youtube, should I export as H 264 or export full quality pro res and let youtube encode it?
on Oct 27, 2015 at 5:34:19 pm

I'm exporting something for Youtube. Youtube says to upload H264. Should I export that or should I export in Pro Res, upload that, and let youtube encode it?


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: If exporting for youtube, should I export as H 264 or export full quality pro res and let youtube encode it?
on Oct 27, 2015 at 5:43:05 pm

I believe you might get marginally better quality from YouTube if you upload ProRes but that's going to be a huge file vs the h.264 equivalent. I've never and a quality issue with Final Cut's built in YouTube preset.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
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Noam Osband
Re: If exporting for youtube, should I export as H 264 or export full quality pro res and let youtube encode it?
on Oct 27, 2015 at 5:43:56 pm

I assume it's marginal....but if i have the internet connection, every little bit counts!


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: If exporting for youtube, should I export as H 264 or export full quality pro res and let youtube encode it?
on Oct 27, 2015 at 5:54:34 pm

If you have the bandwidth, there's no reason not to do it but it'll be five times the bandwidth for maybe a 5% improvement if any. But as you say, sometimes every little bit counts.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
http://www.southerncreative.com.au | G+: http://gplus.to/jeffkirkland | Twitter: @jeffkirkland


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Jason Jenkins
Re: If exporting for youtube, should I export as H 264 or export full quality pro res and let youtube encode it?
on Oct 29, 2015 at 3:43:49 pm

[Noam Osband] "I'm exporting something for Youtube. Youtube says to upload H264. Should I export that or should I export in Pro Res, upload that, and let youtube encode it?"

Just use the YouTube preset in the share menu. Works great!

Jason Jenkins
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