Editing okay, produce okay, rendering okay, YOUTUBE QUALITY VERY POOR.

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This is driving me nuts. I record ( camtasia studio 7 ) a screencast @ 1280-720, bitrate 30, better quality etc etc. Now when I edit, look great in the preview. So then I render, I choose .mov, and walk through the settings. Preview still looks great.

Now, I publish to youtube, and it looks really crappy. I tried everything, but nothing seems to do the trick. If anyone can assist me, that would be awesome.
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Are you using the publish to YouTube option?
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David M. Converse

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Richard, sorry to hear that you are having problems. YouTube converts any file that is not an mp4/h.264. If you use the built-in Share to YouTube option in the Production Wizard, that should give you the best quality. Remember to view it on a screen larger than 1280x720 so that Flash Player in your browser doesn't have to scale it down or use a smaller size (YouTube also converts any uploaded video to additional sizes.)

That would give you the best possible viewing quality.

For comparison purposes, you can use the Share to Screencast option in the Production Wizard, because screencast doesn't convert any uploaded video.
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Thanks for the response guys. Obviously, I am using the share to youtube option.
When i upload it, my screencast of an explainer video for a website ( with lots of text ) looks all grainy instead of smooth. I am not sure what to do. Not so happy with Camtasia is the bottom line.
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The text quality will degrade any time the video is resized. The Share to YouTube path in Camtasia Studio uses your editing dimensions, which means the video that gets uploaded to YouTube is exactly what you see in the preview window. So any quality loss that you see is due to the resizing that YouTube is doing.

When you upload a video to YouTube, they will create multiple versions of your video at different sizes. The quality of the text will vary depending on the dimensions of the video you're viewing, and the dimensions of the player.

To illustrate this, I recorded a video of some fonts at different sizes at 1920x1080 using Camtasia Recorder and put it on YouTube. It's important to note that YouTube serves up the 360p video by default. Try changing the quality setting and the size of the player and note how it affects the quality of the text, like this: http://screencast.com/t/1iJ0D93FlR

Here's a link to the video on YouTube so you can try it for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v4mVb...

I hope this helps explain what's going on, and how you can get to a video that shows the text in your video more clearly.
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It's not just the text that's fuzzy. It's the entire picture that becomes blurry.

I need it to show up in YouTube without blurriness, without the viewer having to change anything. (Most of these videos, all of mine, but I feel most for other people as well, are being used as tutorials. You can probably assume that many viewers are not tech-savvy enough to know how to change the setting size of the player.

Does this mean I (we) have to re-make our production with different dimensions to make it look proper in YouTube?
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Josh Holnagel, Employee

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Hi Jessika,

Can you post a link to one of your videos that you have posted on YouTube? I will take a look at it and see if I can suggest changing one thing or another.

-Josh
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that recording on youtube looks brilliant. Even at 360 p the text is more than legible. What are the settings to record and produce it ? I have quite a problem with grainy text as you can see here : http://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmi...
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Jessika Pettit

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I have tried to upload a video to YouTube several times now, and the video continues to be blurry or fuzzy. In Camtasia itself, the video looks fine. It's only when it moves over to YouTube that it becomes out-of-focus.

I use a slight zoom for most of the video, and I created the video in the YouTube formatting dimensions. Also, I made previous video and did not have this problem.
Any help would be much appreciated.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Fuzzy in YouTube.
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I've always found that videos uploaded to YouTube have terrible quality; I understand that this is due to the way YouTube re-samples the videos; I believe they are going for minimal file size and minimal bandwidth?

Perhaps try Screencast.com; you can get a free account; the quality is always excellent. And most of the things you can put into a video are supported.
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YEs I agree that the quality is very poor, but im using some programs and trying to convert little so the output to be in better quality. www.dvdvideosoft.com
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Orphydian

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sorry , not ht e right place to aslk this but how to create a new topic on this section Products>Camtasia Studio and not in "Problems " or otherplace?

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