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    Uploading to Vimeo, Youtube, while maintaining quality

    My wife gave me a GoPro for Christmas, and I recently edited together my first footage using Windows Live Movie Maker, and converted the resulting .wmv file to .mp4 using Handbrake. The video looked great on my PC, but when I uploaded it to Youtube and Vimeo, the result was a compressed mess:

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    How do you all maintain quality when uploading to streaming sites?

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    I have the same question. I loaded a 30 second clip to Vimeo from my library and it stunk. The cam setting was 960-30

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    Winblows editor won't render to MP4 ???

    I generally render as :


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    I got aggravated and sold my last GoPro due to this. I've been thinking about giving it another go, so I'm in to see what is said on this.
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    Not to point out the obvious but vimeo actually has a guide on what settings to use. Would it be too much trouble to take the time to read those guides?
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    and just because some people here can get snarky if they don't get appropriate handholding start here TUTORIALS: Vimeo HD exporting guides from many editors in the Cameras and Editing Forum on Vimeo
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    I was trying to be nice though and distill the most relevant vimeo link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by one incredible donkey View Post
    My wife gave me a GoPro for Christmas, and I recently edited together my first footage using Windows Live Movie Maker, and converted the resulting .wmv file to .mp4 using Handbrake. The video looked great on my PC, but when I uploaded it to Youtube and Vimeo, the result was a compressed mess:

    Video in question

    How do you all maintain quality when uploading to streaming sites?
    I am working on a mac using iMovie. using youtube, what I had to do was export my movie using quicktime at a high enough resolution. I haven't used handbrake in a while but i would think it would also have these resolution settings. As long as it was shot in the correct format and exported in the correct resolution, youtube should give you the option to switch to hd settings at the bottom of the player once uploaded. from there it is a matter of using the right code to embed it to the forum. thats where I'm running into trouble. have a feeling its the length of the hd video i am trying to upload

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    Of course you can just upload it raw and do a good job of editing it on the fly. I have had good luck lately with quicktime pro.

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    Are the original videos in SD? are you down converting from HD?
    Have you tried uploading a section of raw footage?

    My first guess would be that when you go through the conversions (from raw, to MovieMaker, then to MP4) you're getting the issue.

    pretty much ignore what LeeL pointed you to as that is strictly for HD and don't give you any hint about poor quality issues. If you do a google search there are a bunch of stuff about this but nothing seems like a real answer (though I did a quick scan so some of them might have something useful)

    The biggest thing I can think of is that either it's getting done during file format conversions, or you are converting from one frame rate to another (recorded in 24fps and converted to 30.. or the other way around)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortuitous View Post
    Incorrect.The OP's video is from a GorproHD (or HD2) in 960 mode so Leel's link is spot on.
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    the file he is uploaded to Vimeo is in SD (640x480) so as I stated the HD info doesn't matter when uploading no matter what his camera is. and I wasn't dish-in Leel, just read the links he provided and they offered no info other than HD stuff and had little to do with the original question

    Quote Originally Posted by Fortuitous View Post
    This is incorrect as well. upconverting or downconverting 6 fps will not cause the poor quality issues that are evident in the OP's video.
    Sorry I tried to help... maybe you have an actual answer to his question instead of pointing out what others are guessing might help..?
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    Deleted to save reader the BS
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    deleted to save readers time and BS
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    Looks like we got a tough guy on the net being a bully on a keyboard LOL , i love our society OP is looking for some simple help , not some nut swinging answers Fortuitous . Your sitting there bashing someone else's try of help , unlike you who thinks your the man by trying to correct and down talk to someone else thats not in your physical presence and has nothing to do with any direct contact with the OP.

    Get it ? a thread is made for different suggestions , thoughts, ideas, and help. Should it be right or wrong its still thankful that a member went out of his way to TRY to help and not be some fantasy character like you. Your dismissed , have a nice life loser.

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    The issue is the low resolution of the uploaded file. It doesn't matter if it is HD source when the file being uploaded is SD. What are your Live Movie maker settings? Remember that tour project needs to be HD. If you edit in SD, you will export to SD, no matter what. I also do not think Movie maker will do HD without tweeks..

    Some pointers from me.

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    Just get some better software. It's free for a reason!
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    A quick search found this information about using WLMM and GoPro HD:

    Windows Live Movie Maker for GoPro Hero HD

    Has some good information.
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