If your video uploaded to YouTube is in high definition, YouTube will offers the option to view the video in high definition, such as 1080p resolution. Online video in high definition is good for both uploader and YouTube, and will be more and more popular in the future.
Some of the users may have these questions: How to upload videos in high definition to YouTube? How to use video editing tools to optimize the video for uploading to YouTube?
Below tips are for the Apple users as they use the video editing tools for YouTube uploads.
If you're a Quicktime Pro, Finalcut Pro, or iMovies user, check out the following tips on how to export your video files and get the best results out of uploading to YouTube and the transcoding of your files.
File -> Export -> Compress movie for: Expert Settings -> Share -> Export: Movie to QuickTime Movie -> Options
* Finalcut Pro:
File -> Export -> Using Quicktime Conversion -> Options
* QuickTime Pro:
File -> Export -> Export: Movie to QuickTime Movie -> Options
In the Options box:
1. In the Video section set the following parameters:
* Compression Type: H.264
* Frame Rate: 30
* Data Rate: Automatic
(if you choose to restrict the Data Rate, make sure to choose the highest value acceptable to you - more bits = better quality)
* Key Frames: Automatic
* Frame Reording: Unchecked
2. In the Video section click "Size":
Dimensions: Set this to the original size of your video (Note: HD resolutions preferred- 1280x720 or 1920x1080)
3. In the "Prepare for internet Streaming" section:
Select the "Prepare for internet Streaming" and choose "Fast Start" from the drop-down menu.
4. In the Audio section, make sure that the audio codec is AAC. Always use AAC as the preferred audio codec.
5. Once you've made all of these selections, click the "OK" button to save your preferences.
6. Add a title to the video file and click the "Save" button to save your edited version of your movie. Your project will then be exported and be ready to upload to YouTube.
The tips in green are important. Please make sure you format your files accordingly.
Source is YouTube World.