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#1 lemar

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 08:00 PM

How to survive youtube's recompression

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 12:04 AM

While those techiniques may work for video footage, uploading motion graphics (especially with gradients and fast movement) still look pretty bad once uploaded to YouTube. Anyone got any tricks?

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 12:13 AM

While those techiniques may work for video footage, uploading motion graphics (especially with gradients and fast movement) still look pretty bad once uploaded to YouTube. Anyone got any tricks?

Don't use YouTube?

As the warrior-poet Ice Cube once said "If the day does not require an AK, it is good"

 

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 07:39 PM

instead of youtube what would you use? :)

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 09:52 PM

instead of youtube what would you use? :)

If I cared about quality, I would use my own web site to host the video which would be compressed in a format that actually looked good. Web hosting isn't exactly expensive these days. Of course I'm talking about for professional applications , like a motion graphics reel that you hope will get you a job - not "Funniest Home Videos". If you're trying to get a job and posting your reel on YouTube, you're missing the whole point.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 12:48 AM

Another way to go
www.zshare.net

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 02:01 AM

http://www.vimeo.com/

you can upload 720p content as well

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 03:56 PM

If I cared about quality, I would use my own web site to host the video which would be compressed in a format that actually looked good. Web hosting isn't exactly expensive these days. Of course I'm talking about for professional applications , like a motion graphics reel that you hope will get you a job - not "Funniest Home Videos". If you're trying to get a job and posting your reel on YouTube, you're missing the whole point.


Don't over look the fact that sometimes the client requests versions of the final piece also delivered in a Youtube friendly format, so it's better to know what you're doing and do it than to tell them that your work's too good for the video hell that is youtube.

Here's the dirty for when you find yourself in the uncomfortable situation of having to deal with the 'tube': http://www.lafcpug.o...c_you_tube.html
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 04:36 PM

http://www.vimeo.com/

you can upload 720p content as well



vimeo is quiet good if you compare with youtube quality.
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Posted 29 February 2008 - 10:04 AM

continuing on the matter:

Upload Lossless Quality HDV Videos 2 U2B


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Posted 29 February 2008 - 02:50 PM

The "HD" clips that I saw on youtube still look like ass.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:18 PM

The "HD" clips that I saw on youtube still look like ass.


Ive also had trouble rendering out good youtube video quality.


Are there any tutorials out there for rendering from after effects to youtube. OR quicktime to youtube?

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:21 PM

While those techiniques may work for video footage, uploading motion graphics (especially with gradients and fast movement) still look pretty bad once uploaded to YouTube. Anyone got any tricks?



Yes ive had the same problem, anything with motion graphics, with gradients and fast movement looks horrible once i upload to youtube. :angry:

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:41 PM

I don't understand why Youtube, a place that solely exists to show video, makes it so hard to upload a decent quality video. It would be like me insisting that all clients speak to me in Pig Latin.

If all you do is show video, then why make it a cumbersome process?

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:56 PM

I don't understand why Youtube, a place that solely exists to show video, makes it so hard to upload a decent quality video. It would be like me insisting that all clients speak to me in Pig Latin.

If all you do is show video, then why make it a cumbersome process?

Because all they do is video for the average tween/teen.

This isn't magic, but it's a start:
http://www.lafcpug.o...c_you_tube.html

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:43 PM

YouTube and Vimeo are great for some videos, but God forbid that's the only place you've got your demo reel online. Chances are slim, but what if they go down?

If it's your own server, you can call them up and get an explanation - maybe even a reboot or backup reloaded within minutes. If it's a corporation, all you can do is sit back and wonder how many potential views your reel isn't getting. Then again, if it's on YouTube that might be a good thing...

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 11:45 PM

The amount of attention youtube brought to online video has done wonders for all of us.

As most people have said, i would never, ever, never, ever think about putting a showreel on anywhere but a personal website— the amount of crap that comes along with youtube and the likes (comments, ratings, links, advertising) would make it look rather unprofessional— it'd be like hosting your website on one of those "free 10mb space websites" with more pop-ups than china has gold medals..

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 12:39 AM

i'm on vacation in a country (Tunisia) where YouTube is banned from the internets. how am i gonna catch up on the latest lonelygurl testimonials?

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 10:17 PM

If your using compressor this might be helpful

http://www.kenstone....essor_gary.html

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:44 AM

Vimeo is the best :

http://www.vimeo.com/

And comparing to youtube there is a big difference..




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