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    Compression and youtube

    Anyone have any advice on how to get the best quality out of youtube? My clips look decent on my machine and once they get uploaded youtube seems to really change the bitrate or GOP size. What do people set GOP size to when exporting from Adobe Premiere?

    Here is a video I shot today. Looks lovely @ 2.7k on my machine (minus shakey cam nation)...uploaded it to youtube and looks like poo.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kv4...qOm9dAWBJJbBrA

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    Definitely looks a little pixely or something...

    do you know what data-rate you have it saved as? In Premiere, there's a setting where I can tell it to save as a certain megabyte per second.. I shoot for 12-15mbs, knowing that it's overkill and that youtube will compress. Not sure if your software has such a setting...
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    Yea bitrate is pretty high in this example. set to a min of 8 and a max of 20, thing is it looks good out of premiere...youtube just jacks the bitrate/GOP up real good.

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    Bit rate - that's it! Couldn't come up with the term while at work...

    Lately, I've been setting mine as constant, (cbr) rather than variable and have been getting okay results (to be honest I don't understand how the vbr works, when or why, so I figure I'll just give it one choice. It's probably a simplistic/naive approach, but...).

    Usually shoot for above 10, probably less than 18, but whatever keeps my final render under 500mb.
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    found a couple super informative tutorials...

    https://vimeo.com/104554788
    https://vimeo.com/115534648

    Also I seem to notice after a while the youtube compression seems to get better. Maybe youtube does a quick first pass then does a better second pass. I have no idea.

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