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Joe Martino
Exporting Long Video to Youtube
on Jun 30, 2011 at 1:20:12 am


Ok so I have a good handle on how to export to YouTube for a video that is somewhat short and I can get great quality with a manageable file size.

My video:
2 hrs 50 mins its an HD sequence. Pro Res 422 codec.
I was told to try an export to divx as it would be decent quality and manageable file size but when i do the quality is no where near what I would expect. I do the divx export from final cut pro at around 1000kbps. File > Export > quicktime conversion >choose divx.. etc

I want to show a few examples of quality I am looking for.

full file size was 1.3GB for the 2hrs and 15mins

video is 2 hrs 51mins.

When I check the average kbps of both of these vids while they play at 480p the first one is at 700 or so and the second one at 900.

My test file I am uploading averages 300! I am thinking maybe this is why my file looks like crap in comparison.

I dont understand how the individual was able to export videos of that length with a file size that isnt much over 1.5 gigs and mine at the same size is half the quality. I have used the same codecs.. I dont get what else can be different. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Rafael Amador
Re: Exporting Long Video to Youtube
on Jun 30, 2011 at 9:40:58 am

Hi Joe,
Not sure if DiVex is a good option to upload to YouTube.
a 1.000Kbps clip should gives good quality, but no sure what happens when recompressed by YouTube.
Try an H264 at 1.000Kbps with Key-frames auto.
Such long films are very prone to every kind of problems.
if I should upload a 2 hours film, I would chop t.

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Andrew Evans
Re: Exporting Long Video to Youtube
on Jun 30, 2011 at 3:56:20 pm

You could try mpeg 2. YouTube does alright with it.

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