What export format to lose as little quality as possible on Youtube ?

vincent-p wrote on 2/23/2021, 6:44 AM


I edit a 4k video on Vegas pro 17 from a windows pc and I manage to render the file in optimal quality. The source file on the different players of my pc seems to be extremely faithful to the raw version of my camera. 
However, with each export I make on youtube, the 4k quality is very good but all the other formats (1080p, 720p etc...) seem extremely compressed compared to a 1080p source file.

I tried different export formats (MOV / MP4 / AVI) but the result is always the same on Youtube.

Does anyone have any advice on how to have a 4k export of optimal quality on Youtube that allows me to have a faithful 1080p?

My video is shot using a Fuji XT3 in 4k quality, 50fps and 200ms.

Thank you in advance for your answers, don't hesitate to ask me for more details if needed!


michael-harrison wrote on 2/23/2021, 8:58 AM


System 1:

Processor        Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3192 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s)

BaseBoard Product        ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING

Installed Physical Memory (RAM)        32.0 GB

Adapter Description        NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

Driver Version        Studio <the latest stable>

Resolution        1920 x 1080 x 60 hertz

Video Memory 6G GDDR5


System 2:

Lenovo Yoga 720

Core i7-7700 2.8Ghz quad core, 8 logical

16G ram

Intel HD 630 gpu

Nvidia GTX 1050 gpu

Musicvid wrote on 2/23/2021, 10:01 AM

You have no control over Youtube's downscaling quality.

3POINT wrote on 2/24/2021, 12:36 AM

You have no control over Youtube's downscaling quality.

What about to upload also a 1080 downscale besides your 4k upload.