1. Part: Problem and Solution in Brief
After configuring my social media accounts, I opened my blog page and then rolled up my sleeves to create a Youtube page. However, the videos I uploaded to Youtube turned out to be muddy, so to speak. Whatever happens, after I upload it to Youtube, the quality drops, the pixels shift, as if I was watching the videos through dirty glasses. Such a situation was unacceptable, who could get more Subscribers with videos like mud. I immediately started researching.
What / who reduces the quality of the video uploaded on Youtube?
The clearest result of my research was that the video quality decreased due to Youtube or Youtube. I was a channel that did not even have 100 subscribers yet and Youtube was not willing to allocate many resources for me now. This is my personal opinion, that’s how I felt. Youtube was right, of course, but there had to be a way. And indeed there was a way. I can explain the result with the following two situations. Either your channel will be quality or your videos. The quality of the channel is of course related to the number of subscribers and views and there is nothing you can do about this situation at the moment. So there is no short term. As for the quality of the videos, it is expressed in numbers 144p, 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p (HD), 1080p (FHD), 1440p (QHD), 2160p (UHD). I assume you know the meaning of these numbers. Video quality is in our hands while we can’t do anything to channel quality right now (in the short term). So at least we can shoot quality videos with our camera or phone while shooting videos.
But how high quality?
The answer to this question is at least 2K, preferably 2.5K. But if we have 1080 (FHD) video, here’s the problem. I shot 1080p with the GoPro Hero 7 Black to see who will watch 4K for a long time with the battery (I think FULL HD is used in the camera setting. If you are in the same situation, keep reading. I think the issue is solved for those who will shoot new videos. But if you are wondering why, read on. Before you pass, you can get rid of this muddy problem by increasing the resolution of your 1080p (FHD) video to satisfy your curiosity.
2. Part: Why is the quality of the uploaded video on Youtube decreasing and how to increase the video resolution?
First of all, apart from the intervention I made to the resolution, the camera, the video editing program, the rendering process, the codec or whatever you can think of all have the same values. I will not go into all of them individually. I tried to find a solution with most of them, but the solution was actually very simple. So finding it was not simple, but simple to implement.
We may come to the following question, does not the quality deteriorate when the video resolution is increased? I have no other choice but to clearly say YES will break down to this question. Because it is the same in the literature. But the muddy and floating pixels are more pronounced than the loss of resolution increase. So here we choose the best of two bad situations. But what’s better between the two situations is obviously 80% better in my personal opinion. To be honest, when I converted 1080p video to 1440p, I didn’t really understand the loss. My eyes may also be blind. But I saw with my eyes that it is much better than the muddy look.
I don’t know if I could convince you, best try it yourself …
What / how does the Youtube codec work?
Let’s why is that; He used 2 types of codecs in the Youtube system. The first is if you are new to Youtube, that is, if your channel is not of good quality, the avc1 codec. The second is the vp9 codec, that is what we desire. As you can imagine, vp9 codec is a system that tires Youtube processors and Youtube does not want to use this system on channels that have not yet proven their quality. However, if you are uploading 2K or more videos, your video is also considered to be potential and includes you in the vp9 codec system. I also preferred 2.5K, or 1440p, for my own videos. My reason for preference is Youtube’s approach to this value. Namely, open 4K video on Youtube and look at the sub-settings, the image will look like this from top to bottom 2160p, 1440p, 1080p.
Well, if we upload videos to youtube by encoding them with “vp9 codec”?
Now, the following question may come to our mind “Well, if we upload the videos ourselves by encoding them with vp9 codec, wouldn’t it be right? I’ve tried. I tried to record a 1 hour 53 minute video (I know the video is long) with Handbrake with the vp9 codec 6 hours passed and only the first 4 minutes 53 seconds were completed. You may think my computer is bad. I’m not a good hardware expert but I don’t think my computer is bad. Let me summarize my system for you,
- Harddisk: Samsung 970 Evo NVMe 1TB 3400MB-2500MB/s M.2 SSD
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 4.1GHz 16MB
- Ram: Kingston Hyperx 6GB DDR4 3200MHz (2x8gb)
- Gigabyte WINDFORCE Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB OC 256Bit
- Motherboard: MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON AM4 DDR4
So I stopped making vp9 codecs.
Now let’s see how we will make our Full HD 1080p videos in 2.5K (QHD) 1440p. With the program you use for video editing, you can get 1440p (2.5K, QHD) with output and project settings. I use DaVinci Resolve and I am happy with the result.
I am satisfied with the result I mentioned in this article and that’s why I shared it with you. However, you can see the result by trying. If you get the same result or you don’t get it, I would appreciate it if you report it in the comments. I believe that knowledge grows when shared.
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