Uploading video content higher than HD to YouTube

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I never had issues uploading content to YouTube and using all the features. However, when using pan and zoom at a higher resolution than HD, the YouTube codec does not seem to be able to catch up. I get blur all over the place, the content becomes unreadable for a couple of seconds. Here's the video: https://youtu.be/Y2oOCfT3AzY

Do I need specific settings for YouTube? The MP4 produced by Camtasia looks awesome.

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hflick

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Posted 9 months ago

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Joe Morgan

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I use zoom and pan A Lot.
The default 60% quality output has never let me down with You Tube uploads. I don't use the You Tube up-loader in Camtasia.
I do a custom production and upload manually.

Regards,Joe

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David B. Demyan

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I think resolution higher than HD is being wasted and probably not converting correctly in YT's upload/conversion process. After all, most screen recordings are at 70-90 dpi and anything higher than that is just confusing to the output stream. If Joe's suggestion does not work, try also setting your output resolution lower, like 720p. You may lose a bit of sharpness on very high-res monitors, but at least the blur and fuzz might go away.
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Why do you need a screencast (essentially, this is a screencast vid, no?) to be higher than 1080p? I get that you CAN DO IT, but does it serve any purpose by being higher res?
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hflick

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Pretty simple. Customers asked me to offer the videos in higher resolution. Costumer wants, customer gets.
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Joe Morgan

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This is a 2560 x 1440 "2K" video I uploaded to You Tube a while back.
It contains several pan and zooms in the first min alone. Rendered at 60% quality.
Judge for yourself.

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hflick

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I do not produce the lead-in video. I assume that the customer adds this video before upload with a different software and re-encodes with values that are inappropriate for screen content. Thank you so much. Your video helps.