8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2012 10:12 PM by Red Roses
Red Roses Level 1 (0 points)

I have been editing in FCP X 10.0.6 and have had success with that on my Mac Book Pro Retina.  But when I go to compress the 1 minute video detined for YouTube inputing that I wish for it to remain in HD (720 and or 1080p) via Compressor 4, the video compresses and I upload it to youtube via their uploader and when the video is played back it looks aweful.  Needless to say it is no longer HD and very blurry.  Is there any help you can give me with step by step codes to follow to ensure my 1 minute video is viewable in HD? I sure would appreciate it. Thanks in advance.  


Final Cut Pro X, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Russ H Level 7 (20,285 points)

    Try replacing the video with the same file. YT (and similar services) re-encode what you give them, Sometimes it gets messed up.

     

    If it's still NG, post screen shots of your batch window your Inspector >Summary tab, and the Encoder tab.

     

    No secret handshake is typically required. The presets are aggressive, but work OK in the main…in fact, there is a wide range of formats that can be successfully uploaded/

     

    Russ

  • Red Roses Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks a million Russ for you time and input.  I have recompressed my project several times and that aspect has worked a charm.  But I seem to come unstuck when I upload my compressed video to youtube only.  All the presets seem fine and I have done it using either ProRes or Youtube/Vimeo HD options.  I have just left them on my desktop and uploaded to youtube via their uploader from there after sucessfully compressing them with Compressor 4.  Yet, there seems to be no improvement in the picture quality.  Mind you the sound is fine.  I will get busy with some screenshots if you still think they would be handy.  Many thanks again for your consideration. I really had hoped it was as simple as a secret handshake too. Darn. LOL  -RR

  • Russ H Level 7 (20,285 points)

    A 720p .mov with  a bit rate of 5Mbps should look great if the original movie is of good quality. I'd go to the YT website and upload from there. You could also follow their compression guidelines, bt I doubt you'll see a differerence.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ

  • Red Roses Level 1 (0 points)

    Again, many thanks.  :-)  I am compressing to 720p.mov and uploading from youtube directly and it's looking crappy still.  I will though check to see if the bit rate is 5Mbps as you suggested.  I suspect it is as it sounds fine.  I'll give it yet another go.  Thanks.  -RR

  • Russ H Level 7 (20,285 points)

    WHat format is the original movie?

  • Russ H Level 7 (20,285 points)

    Just to add: The usual way in which uploaded video looks crappy is because the original was interlaced…in which case it would benefit from de-interlacing.

     

    Russ

  • Red Roses Level 1 (0 points)

    Ah, might be on to something now re the interlacing.  I didn't check that aspect.  The original movie was a 1 minute 1080p mov taken on my Sony HDR-PJ760V.   I was wondering if I should attempt sharing the video to youtube via the share button on FCPX.  Does this work well? For some reason I thought I had to compress with Compressor 4 first. Mind you, the video looks brilliant shared to iTunes and through QT.  Sigh.  :-)

  • Red Roses Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay, after all your stellar leads Russ, I think I have figured out what I have done wrong.  I went back to look at my project properties and somehow I have made a non HD clip out of my HD images!  The project properties are listed as 960 x 540 and 25p!  There is the problem. Ugh!  Mustn't of been paying as much attention to this as I thought when creating my project iniially. Now my million dollar question is can I change the clips properties once I have finished a project?  Perhaps a question for another thread?  But thanks for everything.  I am certain that's my issue.  -RR