Upload HD Videos to YouTube?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Mac., Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Mac. macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I have a bunch of "MPEG Movie" and "AVI Movie" videos I want to upload on YouTube. Every time I upload them they cannot be watched in HD, the quality is reduced drastically. Is there anyway around this? I understand that the videos I want to upload may not be true High Definition, but they are VERY good quality.

    Will I need to convert all my videos first? If so, can you recommend me one please.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Macnoviz macrumors 65816

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    I think you'll have to convert them and upscale to high definition if you're not satisfied with the high quality setting in youtube.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    In order for them to be in HD on YouTube, they must be HD on your computer.
     
  4. hdayala macrumors newbie

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    HD movies on You Tube

    I use iMovie HD-iLife 06 to create my videos. I use my digital camera's video function to take little movies. they are not HD by any means. when I create them on iMovie 06 and export them as anything under 640 x 480, they cannot be viewed as HD on YouTube. If they are 640 x 480 (and not HD) I can click the HD button on You Tube and they come up as HD with a huge difference in quality.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    640x480 is HQ, not HD for YouTube. HD is AT LEAST 1280x720. Yes, there is a difference between Normal and HQ, but an even bigger difference between HQ and HD.

    Normal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzLZlcA-3Tg

    HQ: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzLZlcA-3Tg&fmt=18

    HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzLZlcA-3Tg&fmt=22
     
  6. Mac. thread starter macrumors 6502

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