Currently Being ModeratedJul 10, 2013 10:10 AM (in response to dmfett)
Have you tried the settings available in Share>YouTube?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 10, 2013 12:50 PM (in response to dmfett)
I would suggest using SHARE/EXPORT MOVIE and choose 1920x1080 (if your source material supports this).
That should work well in YouTube.
If you want to go further with custom QuickTime settings, here are some that should work, but in my experience, it will be no better than using SHARE/EXPORT MOVIE.
follow the instructions below to create a .mov video that will work on YouTube:
- In iMovie, select Share > Export Using QuickTime
- Compression Type: H.264
- Frame Rate: 30 is preferred. 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 are also acceptable.
- Data Rate: Automatic
- Key Frames: Automatic
- Frame Reordering: Unchecked
- Format: AAC
- Click Show advanced settings and choose Constant Bit Rate as encoding strategy
- Size: Choose the original size of the video
- “Prepare for Internet Streaming”: Fast Start
Currently Being ModeratedJul 10, 2013 1:04 PM (in response to AppleMan1958)
Your so kind to answer...
Is there a way to keep the file size down so it has good quality and not as big a file to up load...the clip is 6 1/2 minutes long.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 10, 2013 1:25 PM (in response to dmfett)
File size and quality are a trade off. You can reduce file size in several ways, but they all impact quality.
1) Use a smaller frame size (e.g. rather than 1920x1080, use 1280x720 or 960x540)
2) Lower the data rate
3) Increase the number of frames between key frames
4) Lower the frame rate (say from 30 to 15)
Having said that, unless your internet connection is really slow, I would stick with the bext quality.