Clarity of Video on YouTube

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I am developing a series of videos that demonstrate a new phone app. All looks and works well, however, when I upload the videos to YouTube, they come out a bit blurry (that is, the screen images are not crisp), resulting in a less than optimal user experience. My (limited) understanding is that YouTube re-encodes videos that are uploaded to their site, so I am wondering if anyone has found a way to have YouTube host videos without them being re-encoded (or if there are settings I should use when publishing to alleviate this problem)? Thanks for any pointers!
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BillSeattle

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atownsend

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Are you exporting straight from Camtasia to YouTube using that export option? Or are you exporting to your computer, and then uploading to YouTube afterwards?

If you're just exporting to your computer, I'd give the direct export a shot and see if that works better for you.
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You can also take a look at this cool article about export formats: http://elearningbrothers.com/handy-guide-camtasia-export-formats/
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Hi BillSeattle;

Just to be sure, when you are viewing the video on YouTube are you viewing it at 100% scale and using the HD option on the YouTube controller? Are you recording, editing, and producing to a YouTube recommended resolution (see: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6375112 )? If you produce the file to your local computer, not direct to YouTube, how does it look?

-Robert
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Thanks, Robert. The videos themselves are a "how to use" an iPhone app...and the videos themselves are formatted to be viewed on an iPhone. (From what I could tell, there is no HD option in the iPhone UI.) They all look fine when played on my computer (and on an iPhone when the video is hosted from my own website). The issue comes in with YouTube's re-encoding. However, it seems that all works well when they are hosted on Vimeo, so it looks like we are going that route instead of YouTube.
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videos that demonstrate a new phone app. What do you make app ? Do you make app Share IT ?
If you make app Share IT. You can pm me.