I recently borrowed a video camera to record my musical performances to ultimately upload to YouTube to then link to my website.
The camera only records in HD mode. (I found out after!) I edited the content on FCP and then used Compressor with the 'Upload to YouTube' compressor settings.
The end product that I uploaded has the little HD tag within YouTube to confirm it is HD.
On viewing the video on my iPhone in 3G mode I expected the quality to be reduced (which it is) but also noticed the size of the picture is much smaller than any other non HD clips. I feel this compromises the video even further when viewed on a smart phone not attached to a Wi-Fi connection.
I tried uploading the video to YouTube uncompressed as I noticed the YouTube ready compressed version in 'Compressor' creates a smaller dimension. This makes no difference.
Therefore, I am looking to make the end product file- standard definition. I assume this can be done?
I assume there is an export setting in FCP or Compressor that will transfer the project content/edits from HD into a standard def that will solve this issue? Problem is - I dont know...Can anybody help answer this?
Due to the rough nature of the footage and the fact it is going up on YouTube I guess I wouldnt see the benefits of HD anyway...