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Tourist
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Youtube degrades my video quality ??

Hello guys, I recently uploaded a video on youtube and the video looks terrible even in 1080p.
Take a look at this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V4u2h--if0&t=41s

This is the video quality when uploaded to youtube.

https://imgur.com/Ewum24o

and this is the video quality when viewed in windows (not uploaded to youtube)

https://imgur.com/blz0JT1

You can clearly see that when uploaded to youtube the quality drops and looks pixely.
I render the video with sony vegas pro, filmora and record with gopro hero 6

This is my render setting for videos:

https://imgur.com/1ol5NBU ( I even tried a 80000kbps bitrate... and that didn't work either )

& My recording settings for gopro:

1080p 60, SuperView FOV

Can anyone help out with this?

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Hiker
Posts: 9

Re: Youtube degrades my video quality ??

[ Edited ]

Your probably not going to like my answer since it may not be a practical solution for you; 

Here's my trick to getting good playback on YouTube;

 

1) Shoot you content in a resolution of 2.7K (or higher) 

2) Render (produce) this video at a resolution of 3840x2160 (i.e., 4K). 

     Note: even 1440 will play back considerably better that 1080. 

 

Youtube will apply a different codec compression to videos that appear to be 4K and they will stream much clearer.      

 

Here's an example from last week - If you're on a PC you should see a 4K symbol next to the HD. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cizImcSn_fU

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Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Youtube degrades my video quality ??

Any thoughts/suggestions... what's going on here.

Hiker
Posts: 9

Re: Youtube degrades my video quality ??

[ Edited ]

Your probably not going to like my answer since it may not be a practical solution for you; 

Here's my trick to getting good playback on YouTube;

 

1) Shoot you content in a resolution of 2.7K (or higher) 

2) Render (produce) this video at a resolution of 3840x2160 (i.e., 4K). 

     Note: even 1440 will play back considerably better that 1080. 

 

Youtube will apply a different codec compression to videos that appear to be 4K and they will stream much clearer.      

 

Here's an example from last week - If you're on a PC you should see a 4K symbol next to the HD. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cizImcSn_fU

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Youtube degrades my video quality ??

hey thanx for the answer, i check all of your videos they are all VP9 its amazing.

 

But can u give me your record and render settings please? which bit rate should i use for 2.7K

 

its worked i got VP9 codec with your trick, thank you. But something is wrong, is not so clear like your videos.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAXeKqeU7qU

 

your videos have a perfect quality on 1080p but look at mine please..

 

 

Hiker
Posts: 9

Re: Youtube degrades my video quality ??

I thought your video looked pretty good...

 

I'm using a Hero 6 with Protune turned on. Here are my settings (see pic below).

 

1) WB: 5000K - Don't use auto, it will continuing hunt for the right white balance and mess up the blue sky. Also, GPro seems to shoots a bit "green" by default.

2) EV: -1 - Reducing the exposure will help the burn out areas in mix lighting (due to small cmos in camera)

3) ISO MAX: 200 - Works well in daylight and avoids pixelization issues when the ISO gets bumped up. 

4) Sharp: Medium - (High is just a bit too much and will cause wavy lines to develop on some straighline objects). I sometimes use the low setting too, but find it hard to clearly see what I have when viewing it on the GPro so I switched back to medium. I tweak the clarity at editing. 

5) Color: Flat - I tweak this at edting if needed. GoPro color has a lot of contrast and deep shadows and just pops too much. It's pretty but it doesn't look natural.  

 

I shoot most videos at 2.7-30 FPS, but 60-FPS is fine too. 

 

I render them in at a resolution of 3840x2160; most often with HEVC 265 codec, but 264 works also.  If I'm using HEVC 265 the bitrate is: 35,000 kbps;  if I'm using H264 the bitrate is: 48,500 kbps.

 

If I'm on the bike I use a WG2 Gimbal (Feiyutech) attached to a chesty with stabilization turned off

If I'm windsurfing, I use a helmet mount (no gimbal) with stabilization turned on

 

To be honest, most of my YT videos are edited with PowerDirector 16 and sometimes color-graded with ColorDirector 6 but I also use Quik to make videos when I'm on the road and just have my phone. 

 

Hope this helps... 

 

 Protune.jpg 

 

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Youtube degrades my video quality ??

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

 

you really helped me a lot! Heart