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Reize

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Have you looked at the original footage that came out of your GoPro directly? Was it this bad? If it is, then you can't really do much better than that.

I noticed that most action cams, despite the name, don't really do very well when filming fast moving scenery with a lot of contrast, it starts becoming very blocky.

Otherwise if it's not the raw footage, make sure when you export your final video, render it in higher bit rates, lower bit rates are the reason the video gets heavily compressed and lose the picture fidelity.

Also another thing to remember is Youtube ALWAYS ALWAYS compresses your videos to hell and back. Having a higher bit rate then normal can help you alleviate the end result.
 
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HippoDrone

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I always render at the max bitrate I can. I did crop the video a little (possibly to remove the speedo from view) so that could have been it. I think I am going to have to have a play with the ProTune settings on the camera as it is bloomin awful to watch like this.
 

BehindBars

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Definitely looks like that's down to the bitrate. I always use H.264 codec and bitrate of 30Mbps. 30 is probably overkill, but even pre-upload I've noticed dramatic quality loss with smaller bitrates.

H.264, to the best of my knowledge, is the least lossy codec accepted by YT. If you aren't using that, give it a go :)
 
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AmpdMoto

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I render in H.264 and use the bitrate that matches the footage I'm using (depends on camera). GoPro recording at 1080p 60fps on protune is around 45mbps if I remember correctly.
 
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Dark Rider

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What encoder are you using and software. Recently I've dropped all the way down to CBR (not even VBR or VBR 2 pass) and 15mbs and the quality looks the same as when I was doing VBR 2 pass and 30mbs.

I'm using Adobe Media Encoder.
 

BehindBars

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What encoder are you using and software. Recently I've dropped all the way down to CBR (not even VBR or VBR 2 pass) and 15mbs and the quality looks the same as when I was doing VBR 2 pass and 30mbs.

I'm using Adobe Media Encoder.
I may have to give this a go, pretty sure I'm using VBR 2 pass...
 

HippoDrone

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Check the latest videos on my channel. The last 3 have all been CBR and either 10 or 15mbs and the quality still looks fine.
Thanks for the tips. None of those videos are showing high speed in varying light really though, would be interesting to see the same settings in a motovlog situation to see if they can keep up (UK weather isn't quite as perfect for filming just yet either am guessing)
 

Dark Rider

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Thanks for the tips. None of those videos are showing high speed in varying light really though, would be interesting to see the same settings in a motovlog situation to see if they can keep up (UK weather isn't quite as perfect for filming just yet either am guessing)
This video was done with my above mentioned settings.


Not sure if that helps or not :)
 
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Dark Rider

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Just exported my latest video, CBR @20Mbps. If anything, I think the quality is better! I might try 15Mbps next time, but even still to drop 1/3 of the bitrate and get better quality is awesome, thanks dude

Cool good to hear! :D
 

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VBR v CBR

VBR just means that bit rate will change throughout the video based on the codec as most use h264 mpeg sences that do not change much will have a lower bit rate while fast moving scence should have a higher bitrate.

VBR x 2 is hit and miss on our footage because of fast moving footage, it can attempt to blend footage where the footage is blurry because of speed but IMHO it does bugger all but make your render times way too long.

CBR as long as you set the bit rate high enough this can produce nice footage but at the cost of larger file sizes and slower render times.

My self I use VBR one pass at H264 mpeg at a bitrate of 18 - the bitrate is highly dependent on the resolution of your footage!
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171?hl=en-GB

Remember Youtube will almost always re-encode anything you upload.
 
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BehindBars

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VBR v CBR

VBR just means that bit rate will change throughout the video based on the codec as most use h264 mpeg sences that do not change much will have a lower bit rate while fast moving scence should have a higher bitrate.

VBR x 2 is hit and miss on our footage because of fast moving footage, it can attempt to blend footage where the footage is blurry because of speed but IMHO it does bugger all but make your render times way too long.

CBR as long as you set the bit rate high enough this can produce nice footage but at the cost of larger file sizes and slower render times.

My self I use VBR one pass at H264 mpeg at a bitrate of 18 - the bitrate is highly dependent on the resolution of your footage!
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171?hl=en-GB

Remember Youtube will almost always re-encode anything you upload.
Great info there mate! This is turning out to be a very useful thread :)
 

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