Sharp video from GH3 becomes unsharp when uploaded to YouTube

Started Jan 28, 2014 | Questions thread
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BengtB New Member • Posts: 8
Sharp video from GH3 becomes unsharp when uploaded to YouTube

I only got my GH3 so there's got to be something I have missed.

My sharp video from my new GH3 becomes very unsharp and pixelated on YouTube. I have read YouTube's recommendations on how to save the video in H.264 format etc before sending it to YouTube. I have tried converting the movie in QuickTime Player 7, Final Cut Express 3.5 and finally also Final Cut Pro X. From the latter I just asked fcpx to upload straight to YouTube so that I couldn't have forgotten anything.

I recorded the video using the MOV format 1280x720, 50 fps, 72 Mbps.  The result when played on my Mac before uploading it to YouTube is much, much sharper and it doesn't break into pixels.

Check out the bad result at:

What can I have missed?


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