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What Resolution To Use ? [ANSWER]

Posted: Sun, 4th Nov 2007, 2:31pm

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pscamm

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Hi all,
Just wondering, if i use Videowrap to prepare a vid for loading onto youtube is there a specific resolution & dpi i should aim for in the final render ready for videowrap to process like 720 x 576 @ 72 dpi as an example. The reason i ask is that ive done a few where videowrap has produced a nice MP4 file but the size of the image / vid is really small at the end.

Here is a link to the video, its a CG model composited using compositelab pro & matchmoved to line it all up but you'll see what i mean about the quality.

Link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=MOhtxkLdhbA

Any expert advice will be greatfully appreciated as im new to the youtube thing as the quality doesnt do the vid justice.

Thanks
Paul
Posted: Mon, 5th Nov 2007, 9:39am

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Cogz

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The YouTube template will resize your movie from (i.e. 720x576) to the size its specification requires, which is 320x240. VideoWrap will also add in black borders as padding so that the aspect ratio remains correct.

The size of the video as the end result *will* be small because thats the size YouTube wants, in the effort to keep they're bandwidth consumption down; hense all the videos on YouTube are very bad quality.

What VideoWrap does it tries to encode it to the best quality possible before its passed to YouTube meaning they're transcoding software has very little to do to reduce quality even further.
Posted: Mon, 5th Nov 2007, 6:43pm

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pscamm

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Cheers Cogz, that helps a lot...With that in mind, is there any other web sites where you can upload vids to where the onscreen res / quality can be higher ?

Thanks

Paul
Posted: Tue, 6th Nov 2007, 9:11am

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Cogz

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All of the YouTube, MetaCafe, Revver... sites have a size limit to my knowledge, you can find a list of many of them here.

If you want quality you can specify yourself, I'd pick a website template from VideoWrap and upload it to your own webspace/hosting yourself, but it depends what sort of audience you have in mind for your films, if its just friends and family that will be fine, but if you want other people to view it I'm not sure which site is best for that. Stage6 at DivX seems to have quite nice quality but I've never tried it myself.
Posted: Sun, 11th Nov 2007, 8:00am

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SimUK

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That Wikipedia page actually seems to be out of date for the filesize limit on YouTube. It's just been upped to 1GB per video (still the 10 minute limit, unless you complete the longer video request form).
Posted: Sun, 11th Nov 2007, 9:43am

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NickF

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SimUK wrote:

That Wikipedia page actually seems to be out of date for the filesize limit on YouTube. It's just been upped to 1GB per video (still the 10 minute limit, unless you complete the longer video request form).


Still says 100 MB for me http://youtube.com/my_videos_upload