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48K (MFiT) or 44.1K for YouTube Music Video?

Postby JG_MUSIC » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:58 pm

Hi!

I'm working with a video artist on a professional music video for YouTube. I received both a 48K (MFiT) and 44.1K (Streaming) master from my mastering engineer.

Which file should I give the video artist? I heard all video editing software works with 48K but I also heard that YouTube transforms audio to 44.1K once videos are uploaded.

Which would you give the video artist in order to achieve the best sounding qualities once the video is on YouTube and avoid funny conversion, scarring, and other side effects?

Many thanks!
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Re: 48K (MFiT) or 44.1K for YouTube Music Video?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:52 am

JG_MUSIC wrote:I received both a 48K (MFiT) and 44.1K (Streaming) master from my mastering engineer. Which file should I give the video artist?

The 48k file. If they plan to lay it onto video it needs to be at 48k, regardless of what happens to the finished video afterwards.

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