U Kidding?

OhMyGosh wrote on 7/10/2007, 10:16 PM
Help! I have to submit a 30 second clip to 'YouTube'. Never even heard of the place :O I saved my file as an .avi file on my hard drive (hope that was the highest resolution to save as). Went to the website to see what the highest resolution that would work would be. They recommend for best results:"MPEG4 (Divx,Xvid) format, 320X240 resolution, MP3 audio, 30 frames per second." (just got that from them, please don't think I know what that means)! I have VMS 6.0, and don't see a way to convert to MPEG4. Is there something I'm missing, or is there something close that will work? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks. Cin
PS. I still have the project as .vf so I can convert to whatever you think is best.
PS.,PS. I was told it had to be exactly 30 seconds long, so that is how I set up the timeline (made a region). When I rendered it, the .avi file info, and windows media player keeps saying its 31 seconds long. I can't afford to goof. Which do I believe?????


Terje wrote on 7/11/2007, 1:27 AM
Render to WMV, that'll work fine.

As for timing, check with a good watch :-) The one on your computer is OK
Ivan Lietaert wrote on 7/11/2007, 6:45 AM
I think you confused a couple of things. A YouTube movie can be up to 10 minutes long.
30 frames per second is the American standard, while 25 frames per second is the European (PAL) standard. You don't have to worry about, this though: Vegas will do this for you, and YouTube accepts both standards.

Rendering in wmv-format will be your best option; choose 512kbps or the 3Mbps template: the latter offers the best quality, but de file size is quite large, so it will take quite some time to upload the movie. The choice is yours, depending on your patience and connection speed.

Good luck with it!

gpsmikey wrote on 7/11/2007, 9:28 AM
You might want to check out this link to the Photodex users forum
where one of the users was doing some testing on what to send to
Youtube ...

Chienworks wrote on 7/11/2007, 10:06 AM
Windows Media Player usually rounds the duration up to the next full second. So if your video is really 900 frames long (30 fps x 30 seconds) but you actually rendered it at 29.97, it will be 30.03 seconds long. That's probably ok, but Media Player will say it's 31 seconds.

I'm also assuming it's your client who set the 30 second requirement, not youtube.com, right?
Andy C wrote on 7/12/2007, 5:29 AM
It's also worth taking a look at these two Vegas tutorials. They are specifically aimed at getting the best results on YouTube.

OhMyGosh wrote on 7/12/2007, 7:36 AM
YouThanks to everyone for all the help, knowledge, and links :) I followed the posted advice and got it rendered and uploaded, but 22 hours later it isn't listed, even though I have it's URL and can watch it myself at that link or at 'My Account' :< Guess that will have to be another post on another board ;)
Kelly, you are right, the 30 seconds was a stipulation by the client. Unfortunately, YouTube shows it as 31 seconds also. I just don't get it as my project in Vegas shows 30;00 exactly :( Andy, those tutorials were just great! Thanks again everyone for all your help. Guess I'm off to go do some more YouTube'n :)
dibbkd wrote on 7/15/2007, 2:51 PM
...but 22 hours later it isn't listed, even though I have it's URL and can watch it myself at that link or at 'My Account"...

Did you list it as "public" or "private"?

OhMyGosh wrote on 7/15/2007, 11:20 PM
Great question dibb, thanks for asking. I am totally new to this site, but am learning as fast as I can :O I did put it as 'puplic', but I guess that they said in an e-mail to me tonight there had been some sort of backlog for that particular section of the site, and it is now up and running :) Yea! I'm now a YouTuber. Thanks again. Cin