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premier to youtube export question
show user profile  joelr
hello all,

i have a canon 5D mark ii that i film my baby daughter with and upload the movies to youtube for all the family to see.
i have exported about 50 clips already but im always bummed about the quality that i get after i export from premier.
here are my export settings:

im wondering if people here have any recommendations regarding my export settings.
i know i can get better results by simply changing the target bitrate to 2 or something, but that makes huge files. i always see amazing quality clips on youtube that aren't huge in size and im wondering how they do it.

here you can see an example of a clip i just shot (baby warning!!!!!):

anyway, any help will be thanked,


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3/28/2010 6:54:08 PM (last edit: 3/28/2010 6:55:11 PM)
show user profile  Philbert
Do you have an example of some amazing quality clip so we can compare?

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3/29/2010 12:53:18 PM (last edit: 3/29/2010 12:53:18 PM)
show user profile  joelr
i really like this clip:

i know it magic bullet to control the colors, but im especially talking about the image quality

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3/29/2010 2:05:09 PM (last edit: 3/29/2010 2:05:09 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
I prefer rendering to flv instead of quicktime with a fixed bitrate of 1.6

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3/29/2010 2:49:22 PM (last edit: 3/29/2010 2:49:48 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
just render the highest bitrate you can afford in filesize for the upload, youtube is going to convert it

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3/29/2010 2:50:50 PM (last edit: 3/29/2010 2:50:50 PM)
show user profile  joelr
ok i tried to export with pretty high bitrates, and im getting much better results.
im just wondering- when i see 720p clips or films, i figured out that they use about 40-50 MB per second.
im using now even more than that and im still not getting the quality of these clips.
sure- a lot of it is because of use of lighting and pro equipment, but i still have a feeling that i can get better results (or maybe they are using some other software to manipulate and export the clips)

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3/29/2010 11:19:35 PM (last edit: 3/29/2010 11:19:35 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
you could try experimenting with different codecs too.
If you mean others have better grading, I suggest you educate yourself into it, applying a magicbullet preset sometimes work but to get it right you need more tweaking.

A good plugin I use for tweaking looks is digital film lab. It does what magic bullet can, only at more indepth and tweaking. You can de bleach bypass, different gels, vignetting, relighting, diffusion etc.

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3/30/2010 2:48:05 AM (last edit: 3/30/2010 2:48:05 AM)
show user profile  joelr
thanks for you reply kb, i looked into DFL, and it doesn't work with premier.
im not sure the problem is grading. im not a pro on video.
all i want to know is how to make my exports the best way possible.
i already played with some of the premier filters to get better color and adjust exposure- is that not enough?

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3/30/2010 3:49:16 PM (last edit: 3/30/2010 3:49:16 PM)
show user profile  JonathanH
I have yet to figure out exactly how Youtube deals with what you give it.

I can give it a pristine .mp4 or .mov and have it churn out garbage. Tried various containers, resolutions, codecs, and output methods (including Adobe Media Encoder as you're using), haven't yet figured out anything terribly consistent.

One thing I have found is that non-standard resolutions (which it then has to scale up or down) appear to give worse results... but that doesn't apply in this case so I dunno.

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3/30/2010 8:18:35 PM (last edit: 3/30/2010 8:18:35 PM)
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