Yu'll find a variety of opinions on this. Some people advocate not compressing at all since YT is going to re-process their movie anyway. Others just follow the YT recommendations. I guess I am in the middle. My 1080 vidoes to both YT and Vimeo are compressed as h.264 .mov (not mp4) at 20 Mbs (and sometimes a little higher, depending on the material)…and I'm happy with the quality. Continue to find Vimeo quality generally higher.
Yeah there seem to be a lot. And many that don't really understand what they are talking about.
Your method is the same pretty much for what I have ended up doing. H.264 with 20k kbits brings it just under 500mb. The quality between that and 70,000 kbps is minor. Seems reasonable for most YouTube/Vimeo users.
I did turn off frame reordering and also made it fast start so that shouldn't screw it up much should it? Seemed logical to me. 10minutes left of compression so I **** hope this is the one!
Thanks for reply russ
To add to Russ(es) comment. Turn off frame reordering and use one-pass encoding. One pass encoding will produce a better encoding with less artifacts compared to two pass encoding. Leaving frame reordering on can messup re-encoding by YouTube and Vimeo.
Here is a test video I sent to YouTube using one pass encoding (x264 encoder).
The artifacts in the video are in the originals footage. I made the countdown and VU meter in Motion 5.
(Sent from my iPad)
Took me a long time to read (internet searches) and figure out x264 settings. What does what... For those who don't know, x264 is an open source H.264 encoder. To bad Apple only give you a few controls when it comes to h.264. If need be I can encode a 5 minute 1080p video in around two minutes using x264...