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How Do I Post Video on YouTube in HD? What is best format?


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I am using a helmet camera to record video in 960p (1,280x960 pixels) at 30fps

and I am trying to upload to Youtube in HD but i am not sure what setting to export my video to, Below is what youtube suggest to use

 

 

Resolution Recommended: Original resolution of your video - for HD it is 1920x1080 (1080p) or 1280 x 720.

Bit rate - Because bit-rate is highly dependent on codec there is no recommended or minimum value. Videos should be optimized for resolution, aspect ratio and frame rate rather than bit rate.

Frame rate - The frame rate of the original video should be maintained without re-sampling. In particular pulldown and other frame rate re-sampling techniques are strongly discouraged.

Codec - H.264 or MPEG-2 preferred.

Preferred containers - FLV, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4

Audio

Codec MP3 or AAC preferred

Preferred containers FLV, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4

Sampling rate 44.1kHz

Channels 2 (stereo)

 

 

 

Who ever takes the time to read this, I appreciate it!

 

happy Trails

Mike

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Hi Mike: I know nothing about posting to YouTube, I hope some experanced users will jump in on this!

 

You need to post what your Source files are… Helmet cams often use familiar file types but throw in their own non-standard twist and need some pre-processing.

 

Do you know if they are usable in 2010???

 

Does your manufacture have any sample clips available to download?

 

There are 3 conversion programs within the Suite – VideoWave – Drag & Drop Convert – Copy and Convert Video, so we should be able to find something to work for you…

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Thanks for the reply Jim

 

I have been editing my clips with 2010, so no issue there... Also, I have been all over the site of

http://www.vholdr.com/contourhd/techspecs

 

and thought the specs are listed and it saves the file as a MOV file, but I dont see an option to download a sample.

 

Do you need more info? Sorry I am not too savy with this Tech stuff.

 

PS I can edit video with 2010 and I can upload to Youtube but the quality is marginal, and I see some videos on youtube say HQ for high quality, this can get on my videos, but I also see some videos say HD for high def and this I can not get.

 

Thankts again Jim

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I have been editing my clips with 2010, so no issue there... Also, I have been all over the site of

http://www.vholdr.com/contourhd/techspecs

 

and thought the specs are listed and it saves the file as a MOV file, but I dont see an option to download a sample.

 

Do you need more info? Sorry I am not too savy with this Tech stuff.

 

PS I can edit video with 2010 and I can upload to Youtube but the quality is marginal, and I see some videos on youtube say HQ for high quality, this can get on my videos, but I also see some videos say HD for high def and this I can not get.

 

Thankts again Jim

 

I have had decent results with 1280 x 720 HD on Youtube with VW, v9. You say you are shooting 1280 x 960, which is 4:3? I don't know how Youtube would handle that as far as HD. If you want to shoot in 1280 x 720, then I can offer this method to upload to Youtube (I don't have C2010, this is from EMC9 but 2010 may have similar settings. One of the other gurus perhaps can confirm if this preset is available in C2010):

 

 

Import the .mov file into VideoWave.

Edit

File > Export (or Output whatever your version has in VW)

Choose the following settings (the screen capture is from V9, hopefully 2010 has similar)

 

post-24553-1260548050.jpg

 

 

Log into your Youtube account and click on Upload. Navigate to your file and click Open. Wait for it to upload and process.

 

This should output a decent mp4 file that youtube will accept and give you the HD button to click on. Youtube recently changed its widescreen aspect ratio and you may get pillar boxing. I haven't read up on if there is any way around this yet. Not sure why they changed it.

 

 

 

 

 

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I have had decent results with 1280 x 720 HD on Youtube with VW, v9. You say you are shooting 1280 x 960, which is 4:3? I don't know how Youtube would handle that as far as HD. If you want to shoot in 1280 x 720, then I can offer this method to upload to Youtube (I don't have C2010, this is from EMC9 but 2010 may have similar settings. One of the other gurus perhaps can confirm if this preset is available in C2010):

 

 

Import the .mov file into VideoWave.

Edit

File > Export (or Output whatever your version has in VW)

Choose the following settings (the screen capture is from V9, hopefully 2010 has similar)

 

post-24553-1260548050.jpg

 

 

Log into your Youtube account and click on Upload. Navigate to your file and click Open. Wait for it to upload and process.

 

This should output a decent mp4 file that youtube will accept and give you the HD button to click on. Youtube recently changed its widescreen aspect ratio and you may get pillar boxing. I haven't read up on if there is any way around this yet. Not sure why they changed it.

 

 

 

Thanks for the reply Karri

 

 

In version 10, the setting you speak of is not availabe

 

"AVC HD"

 

Is not available, thier is a

"AVC Smaller Quaklity" "AVC Good Quality" and "AVC Better Quality"

 

In fact, I dont see any settings that say "HD"

 

Thanks

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Thanks cd. Now that I think about it, that may have been one they even took out of 9 with an update, too, after HD gave way to Blue Ray.

 

cd, can you still edit the presets? If so, Mike can try this configuration ...

 

Click on Edit under one of the presets and copy these settings. This should create an mpg file that youtube will accept and provide the HD button. The quality may be similar but will create a bigger file.

 

post-24553-1260552022.jpg

 

Edit: Also note these settings are for 1280 x 720, not 960.

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Thanks for the reply Karri

 

 

In version 10, the setting you speak of is not availabe

 

"AVC HD"

 

Is not available, thier is a

"AVC Smaller Quaklity" "AVC Good Quality" and "AVC Better Quality"

 

In fact, I dont see any settings that say "HD"

 

Thanks

Mike, do you actually have Creator 2010 or are you posting in the wrong area?

 

With 2010, I think plenty of good options still exist.

 

The 1280 X 960 size is really an odd ball and will have to be converted.

 

But here are couple in Video Copy and Covert:

 

mpeg2:

 

post-39730-1260570326.jpg

 

 

H.264:

post-39730-1260570341.jpg

 

And with a little less to offer, SyncIt!:

 

post-39730-1260570362.jpg

 

Of course everything in VCC is also avaliable in VideoWave. But you MUST be in a WideScreen (16:9) production and all output will be mpeg4.

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Mike if you have 2010, check Jim's center screen capture ... note the HD 720p (1280 x 720) setting. That should be perfect for youtube :)

 

Thanks Jim!

 

ps Jim, where in VW can you output that? cd's VW screen cap doesn't show it available?

 

 

Of course everything in VCC is also avaliable in VideoWave. But you MUST be in a WideScreen (16:9) production and all output will be mpeg4

 

post-97-1260582097.jpg

 

 

post-97-1260582102.jpg

 

post-97-1260582114.jpg

 

cd

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Hey guys

 

thanks so much!!!!

 

1st, I do have 2010 Pro

2nd I will have to take notes, read this 3 or more times and attempt it tommorow, (bleary eyed now)

3rd , my only shooting option is 1,280x960 pixels (sorry)

 

Again, thanks so much for the quick replies, detailed instructions and bearing with me.....I will update you on my progress....

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Not sure why you have to shoot in 960 ... Anyway, I found a sample 1280 x 960 clip on the site you linked to and added it to a 16:9 project in VW (v9) and output to AVC HD (1280 x 720) and uploaded to Youtube and got an HD button. Should work the same in C2010 using the 720p preset in Jim's screen capture above.

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ok, I printed the instructions and did what I thought was correct, but I ran into 2 problems. (fyi, I am using video wave because I want to edit and or remove some of the video, though for this test I did not do any editing except remove 30 seconds of video at the end to make it under 10 minutes)

 

1>no volume or audio on the file (on youtube or my copy on my hard drive)

2>when I uploaded it to youtube it is very unclear (though the video looks fine when I play it on my computer hardrive)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sbB8yZ-89M...player_embedded

however it is in HD :blink:

 

It is most likely that I am doing somthing wrong, so please bear with me. Is it possible I used the wrong setting? I used AVC HD 720 and started the project in widescreen

 

am I supposed to do something in the User Defined Template?

 

 

thanks again for all your help, I think we are getting closer and you ROCK!

 

 

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Sorry I don't have the same version as you. This is the video I experimented with if anyone else wants to try it on C2010 (Some Auto Thing/Thunder Hill):

http://www.vholdr.com/contourhd/videos?vid=11

 

(There is a download 1280 x 960 .mov link under the video). I edited it in VideoWave to about 20 seconds or so to experiment.

 

I output to Purpose: AVC (H.264), Video File Quality: AVC HD 720p as in my screen capture above.

 

Uploaded to Youtube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QdlbfN5HJg

 

 

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If I may chime in here.

 

1) Looking at the info on the camcorder, you can change the resolution and size of the video before recording. You stated that you couldn't change that. Why can't you?

2) The info indicates that they have a software package that will allow you to download from the camera using a USB port and then to upload that to on-line sharing. Why are you not using that?

3) Are you using a good, fast speed memory card?

4) Have you tried to upload that video to the Camcorder's video community?

5) How did you get the video file off the camcorder and onto your computer? Roxio will see the camcorder as an Internet camera at standard or low definition.

 

Forgive me if you posted this information abouve; I didn't see it.

 

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Thanks for the reply, see below for answers

 

1) Looking at the info on the camcorder, you can change the resolution and size of the video before recording. You stated that you couldn't change that. Why can't you? - -- Physically I can change it but on a motorcycle their is only one desireable setting 1280 x 960

2) The info indicates that they have a software package that will allow you to download from the camera using a USB port and then to upload that to on-line sharing. Why are you not using that? - -- it does not allow for editing...takes it strait from the camera to an online commuinty just for the makers of the camers

3) Are you using a good, fast speed memory card? - -unsure, but it seems fine when I play it on my computer

4) Have you tried to upload that video to the Camcorder's video community? -- - no

5) How did you get the video file off the camcorder and onto your computer? Roxio will see the camcorder as an Internet camera at standard or low definition - -- - - usb ot hard driver and I work off the harddrive

 

 

Thanks for concern

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