Video export issue

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I imported a video that was shot in 2.7 K on my Gopro into Camtasia. When I saved the video and imported it to Youtube it shows a max resolution of just 720p. Any idea why?
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Ed Covney

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2.7K? If it's 60 fps or greater, check your version of Camtasia first. You can try to transcode it with Handbrake. Unfortunately its free - which means you can download from the original French site where it was born or a thousand other sites that want to "alter" what you get. Be careful who you download it from!!  
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What version of Camtasia are you using?

Do you have your project canvas set to 1920x1080?

2.7K falls between 1080p and 4K

1520p which is 2704 x 1520 and works well when rendered at 1080p and you need /want to zoom in a bit.

Check that you edited and rendered @1080p and upload that. 1920 x1080


Dubie:)

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High resolution You Tube videos can take a while to process. Usually, less than an hour after initial upload processing.

At first, only lower resolutions may be available.
Then, after a while.
Resolutions like Full HD, 2k & 4k will become available.

Check again later and see if all is well.

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Ok so in the project settings I set it to 1920 x 1080, rendered it, uploaded to Youtube and this time i get a max resolution of 1080p showing on Youtube which is an improvement.
If I want it to play at 1520p in Youtube, would i just set the project settings in Camtasia to 2704 x 1520?
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You tube supports 360, 720 & 1080.

2K at........... 2560 x 1440.
And..4K at...3840 x  2160.

Any time you re-scale a video, the quality suffers.
For best results, You would be better off not recording at 2704 x 1520 at all.
Because You Tube will re-encode it to 2K.
Degrading quality by default.
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If Youtube re-encode's it to 2K, how do people get 4K videos on Youtube... clearly i need to research this stuff better :P
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You have to upload a 4K video to begin with.
You tube doesn't Up-Scale 2K to 4K.
Same with any lower resolutions.Its a pointless gesture, as it wouldn't be true 4K
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Joe, would you agree -- in this situation -- the act of downgrading 2704x1520 to 1080p is a lesser evil than trying to scale up to 4k/3840x2160?
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Absolutely {:>)

Generally speaking. Discarding pixels beats generating ones that don't exist.

However, due to pixel clustering. Screen size.
A 65" 4K television thats up-scaling a 1080p video to 4k.
Could look sharper overall.

If you were to place a 65" 1080p television directly next to a the 65" 4K television.

Depending on your distance from the screen.The up-scaled 4K can actually look better.
Which is just me muddying  the topic/waters for fun.

8K rendered to 4K and/or 4K rendered to 1080p.
Depending on the source material.
Can improve color depth, contrast, brightness,etc.
Muddling the subject even further.LOL

Generally speaking, specifically with regards to screen recordings.
Capturing, editing and producing at the some resolution is best.
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