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Tourist
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Bad Quality after uploading video in facebook

I have go pro hero session its doing fine im using the 1080,60fps and 1440,30fps they are good video quality the only thing is when i putting HD vid on facebook ,yes i feelin' the HD but the resolution is so crappy/blurry (started to get disappointed. Anything im missing or just the ISO setting . Can someone help me ? Thanks alot .

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Adventurer
Posts: 10,459

Re: Bad Quality after uploading video in facebook

Yes, that is what he is saying. For example, when you upload to YouTube the video shows at 320p or 480p initially.

With Facebook, you'll also need to change your Facebook settings. Enter your facebook settings and click on video, make sure your upload video quality is set to default, simple choose "HD if available"

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GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,850

Re: Bad Quality after uploading video in facebook

@quickcliff74881 - I believe Facebook does some additional compression on the videos so it can store them and play them back a little easier. Not sure there's much that can be done about that, but maybe someone else has a trick.

 

Another thing to keep an eye on is that some platforms will immediately show a lower-res version of your video so you can share it. After a few minutes, the higher-res versions will load in fully and will be shown instead. If you haven't checked back on your video, please do and see if a higher-res playback version is live.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Bad Quality after uploading video in facebook

So im just gonna wait for my video (uploaded) to fully load and turn to HD ?
Adventurer
Posts: 10,459

Re: Bad Quality after uploading video in facebook

Yes, that is what he is saying. For example, when you upload to YouTube the video shows at 320p or 480p initially.

With Facebook, you'll also need to change your Facebook settings. Enter your facebook settings and click on video, make sure your upload video quality is set to default, simple choose "HD if available"
Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Bad Quality after uploading video in facebook

I did upload my video to HD , i can feel the HD on video but its blurry/low quality .Any technique to have a good vid that i can upload in facebook/ instagram ?
Adventurer
Posts: 10,459

Re: Bad Quality after uploading video in facebook

Sorry, other than changing the setting in Facebook I really don't know. Perhaps try filming in a lower resolution and frame rate. I know that sounds counter intuitive, but sometimes if the bit rate is too high and or frame rate, the server on the hosting site will recompile the video to what it thinks is a more suitable setting. Perhaps this is happening to you.

I suggest searching Facebook forums as when I did a quick search it seems that this isn't isolated to GoPro videos.
Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Bad Quality after uploading video in facebook

But if i drop the res/fps whats the point buying GoPro right? I bought this knowing that it can take and upload HD vids . Prolly returning mine if i ddnt find solution
Adventurer
Posts: 10,459

Re: Bad Quality after uploading video in facebook

For me, including the great quality of GoPro footage, I also use it for the durability, unlimited mounting possibilities, waterproofing, wide angle lens, cloud uploading, internal and external stabilization options, and because I can film and take photos without having to worry about using up my phone's storage and battery or risk having it break. There are other reasons as well but each is more specific to the model of GoPro.

When it comes to the quality when uploading to Facebook, this is a Facebook issue, not GoPro. Hopefully you can get a better answer through their forums. I do occasionally upload my GoPro footage to Facebook and Instagram but mostly I upload to YouTube and Vimeo. You can of course upload high def to those sites and just post the link in Facebook.