I am curious if anybody knows about any video processing changes on Youtube. Some music reactors that I follow have always looked decent video wise, but this last couple of weeks their videos have crushed blacks. Has anybody else noticed this and have any reason?
the producer of the second video I posted wrote me back and blamed it on the white shirt. I have notice this in their other videos as well so I sent him a link to an instructional video on setting up the camera that he uses.
The levels of YouTube videos may be different dependend on which of the many streams are used and also on which browser is used for viewing, even viewing a YouTube video scaled or full screen may result in different levels.
Yes, Doug, and the white shoulder is crushed at 65%. Both would be crushed less if the dynamic range were normalized.
I don't know that different videos uploaded at different times offer any support to the notion that YouTube has changed something. Uploading the same video at different times would. I'm prepared to do that -- I'll get back to you.
I found out with my second example that they recently changed cameras and I believe they don't know how to set it correctly. I sent them a link to a video that explains the operation. I don't know about the first example yet. I sent them a message and am waiting to hear.
@Marco. I am sure you are right, but I am using the same browser on the same computer when I notice the difference. It just may have been coincidence that both reactor's videos seemed to darken. Or maybe they both changed to a new camera.