Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2013 6:50 AM (in response to natt3n)
Rather than uploading from iMovie, have you tried using the uploader provided by YouTube?
In iMovie, export the movie using Share > Export Movie. Choose an appropriate size (such as Large, HD 720p or HD 1080p). Give it a name and save it to a location where you can easily find it, such as the Desktop.
Now in YouTube, after signing in click on the Upload button at the top of the page. From there you can navigate to your movie or simply drag and drop it onto the drop zone.
Message was edited by: John CogdellMacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), Sony HDR-SR7 & DCR-TRV20E
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2013 11:36 PM (in response to John Cogdell)
Thank you very much, this helped a lot. :) but why is it that i have to use HD720p or HP 1080p? I have done it before but I felt like the quality of my vid betale worse. I use my iPhone to film by, I don't know if that has anything to say about the quality?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2013 1:07 AM (in response to natt3n)
I'm not sure which iPhone you have, but the iPhone 4 shoots 720p video, while the 4S and iPhone 5 shoot 1080p. I have the iPhone 4S and am very pleased with the overall quality. However, I don't think I've uploaded any iPhone clips to YouTube, so don't really have a point of comparison. Most of my videos are shot with a dedicated camcorder (Sony HDR-SR7).
When importing your clips to iMovie (I guess you are using iMovie '11), use the Full Quality setting - not Large as this will reduce the resolution to 960 x 540 (720p is 1280 x 720; 1080p is 1920 x 1080). Export as either HD 720p or HD 1080p, depending on the size you imported as (if on iPhone 4 it will be 720p; for iPhone 4S or 5 - 1080p). Upload this movie to YouTube using YouTube's uploader (as discussed previously).
When viewing your movie in YouTube, set the viewer to HD. You will see some degradation in quality if you view in the standard setting.
One other point. If you are using a third party app for shooting video on your iPhone, make sure you've selected a HD setting. Some camera/video apps allow you to choose a setting for resolution. The standard Apple camera app doesn't provide a choice, however.
I generally use the iPhone app "Filmic Pro" for video, as it allows me to shoot at 25 frames per second (25 FPS), as well as others, and has several choices for resolution (for example, 960 x 540, 1280 x 720 and 1920 x 1080). Most video apps and digital still cameras use 30 FPS (which is the NTSC standard) but as I'm in PAL country I prefer to use a consistent frame rate of 25 FPS, given that my main camcorder uses that frame rate. It produces a better result when editing clips from both sources in a single project in iMovie '11. iMovie can handle mixed frame rates, but it can cause slightly jerky playback in fast motion segments when one rate is converted to match the other.
JohnMacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), Sony HDR-SR7 & DCR-TRV20E