Why Are My Videos Rubbish?

by EndGame 12 replies
Hello Warriors.

I love making videos. When I am done, they are crystal clear, and the audio is nice and loud and clear. However, I compress the file for video streaming, or for a website, or to send in an email, and the results are disastrous.

I use iMovie HD for a Mac, and my question is, why are my videos so rubbish?

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Warriors, I need your help!
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  • Profile picture of the author chriswight
    You need to tinker with the custom settings. Forget using the streaming or web presents. The latest version has a special Youtube sharing feature, but I haven't had a chance to play with that yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Johns
    Hi there,

    Youtube and the other video sites reduce the quality of your videos!

    Go look at what resolution they use and convert your videos to that size.

    The recommended settings for Youtube are I believe

    MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) format
    320x240 resolution
    MP3 audio
    30 frames per second

    If your video is not of that resolution YouTube will helpfully butcher it for you

    If you submit your videos at that size then at least the quality doesn't get hurt too badly during their conversion.

    All the best

    Jason
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    • Profile picture of the author EndGame
      Thanks Guys.

      That was a very quick response, and gives me a starting point. Very helpful.

      Does anyone know what Visual Hub does btw? Even looking at the website for it, I am still left confused as to what it does.

      P.s. I am a technological idiot.
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    • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
      Here are a few tips:

      1. Record videos in this size: 480*360
      2. Use some other software- i'd say Camtasia, but jing project .com is absolutely free
      3. Divx is a format the Youtube loves!
      4. Quality is not as important as the content contained within!

      Hope this helps...
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      • Profile picture of the author EndGame
        Thats very helpful, but there is not currently a Mac version camtasia that I am aware of so I am stuck with using "iShowU".


        Thanks for that input though Lakshay.
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        • Profile picture of the author chriswight
          I've also had good luck with reducing my frame rate to 10fps. Fewer frames means you can have better resolution per frame at a similar file size.
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          • Profile picture of the author EndGame
            Thank you Chris, I have NEVER understood frame rate per second, and that piece of information you just gave me is going to help me a million. Thanks very much.
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            • Profile picture of the author peteinoz
              the best tip I know is..


              when capturing screen. make it as small as possible..

              then less compression is required, for video AND audio

              well thats how I do it..

              cheers

              Pete
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              • Profile picture of the author EndGame
                Thanks for that.

                But the problem is not exclusive to my screen captures. The reduction in quality drops even from content recorded on a good camera. Most upsetting.

                I think these suggestions and comments collectively are going to really help me out, and I appreciate all the input.
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                • Profile picture of the author EndGame
                  Thanks to all the posters here who helped. I have taken the original video down, and this video is the new improved version:

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                  • Profile picture of the author peteinoz
                    Originally Posted by EndGame View Post

                    Thanks to all the posters here who helped. I have taken the original video down, and this video is the new improved version:

                    YouTube - test

                    hey nice work. nice improvement there

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                    • Profile picture of the author Chris_Willow
                      I've noticed that the content of video is more important than the techniques used to produce it. I belive bad quality video with poor production work makes you look unprofessional...
                      However your second video is not bad and the quality is good enough...
                      Nice work!

                      Chris
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