Hi, I'm trying to create some simple animations in RAVE 3 and post them on YouTube. My problem is that it seems like no matter what format (avi or mov) I export the animation in, when I upload it to YouTube it looks blurry. I've also tried converting the exported files into other different formats (mp4, flv) and have the same problem. Has anyone uploaded a RAVE animation to YouTube with success? Other animations on YouTube look clear, so I'm not sure why there's a problem here.
No, its nothing to do with what you are doing, its the compression that Youtube applies to any uploaded content. it makes everything blurry.
If you are looking for a site that allows higher quality video uploads, try http://www.divshare.com/
Thanks for the replies.
I know youtube has bad compression, but my videos seem to be more blurry than other people's animations. Here is a work in progress I posted as a test:
In RAVE, I've been creating the animations at 1280 x 960, 300 resolution. When I export them as an AVI or quicktime movie, for some reason they come out at 408 x 304. Is there a way to change that?
Scott the Poet said:for some reason they come out at 408 x 304. Is there a way to change that?
Is this the resolution of the video shown on youtube, or the actual export size of Rave? Note: the dpi resolution has no effect on the size or resolution of your video, it is only neccessary for printing. 72dpi is OK.
If I may suggest, export your avi video at 720x486 (That's the D1 NTSC Format) if it is only for youtube. If you have to make a high quality video for professional editing and publishing, choose the HDTV format (1280x720) or HDVS (1920x1080). To get clear and sharp videos for youtube, you should disable the bitmap-and grafics-compression you'll find it in Rave3 under menu "options/document/save". In Video processing it is important, to maintain the best(not highest) and uncompressed resolution you can get till the final converting/exporting.
When you export your movie as .avi, the best compression codecs at the moment are XviD Mpeg4 Codec and if you have a dual core, the DivX 6.8.3 Codec is even better. Youtube handles movies the best if you export in those comressions.
Try out and good luck!
The 408 x 304 is the size of the exported RAVE file according to
file properties shown in Windows Explorer. It comes out this way
regardless of what format I export it as and whether it's compressed or
Thanks for the tip on the bitmap and graphics compression. I unchecked the boxes.
a bit confused though about the file formats. When I export the RAVE
file in AVI format it gives me the choice of uncompressed or
compressed. If I choose compressed, it only lets me choose from the
following: Cinepak Codek by Radius, Intel Indeo Video R3.2, Intel IYUV
codec, Microsoft Video 1, and Microsoft Windows Media 9. Are one of
these the same as D1 NTSC format?
Also, I have a program
called MediaCoder. I could use that to convert the file to Xvid Mpeg
4. Any recommendations on what settings I should use (if you're
familiar with the program).