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I'd like to upload a few videos to Youtube of a game I'm creating, but they have set sizes for their videos and they scale your videos down to the next available set size if your video isn't exactly the right size. My game is 720x450 which means my videos get scaled down to 360p and they don't look that great. I'm not exactly sure what to do now - I could record them at 720x450 and then stretch them to a larger resolution, but I don't think that would look too great either. Does anyone have any ideas?
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letter box them up to 720x480 or just stretch it. honestly noone will tell the difference between 720x450 and 720x480. this will give you 480p in youtube of course
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letter box them up to 720x480 or just stretch it. honestly noone will tell the difference between 720x450 and 720x480. this will give you 480p in youtube of course
This!
If you put your vid in a 480ish preset in your editing program and just add 15px letterboxes @top and bottom then you wouldn`t have to resize it and it would look "cinematic"
I don`t think you have After Effects but with AE it`s possible to make footage HD up to 1920 without looking crappy. The needed pixels are just calculated. (This takes a funky long time but the output is really nice)
Good luck.
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if your video has a height of more than 1080 pixels they wont resize it. example:

http://youtu.be/_7KSxXEDuv4
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if your video has a height of more than 1080 pixels they wont resize it. example:

http://youtu.be/_7KSxXEDuv4
his doesnt so why bother bringing that up lol
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his doesnt so why bother bringing that up lol
because he can upscale his videos to a resolution more than 1080 pixels high and have virtually lossless quality.
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This!
If you put your vid in a 480ish preset in your editing program and just add 15px letterboxes @top and bottom then you wouldn`t have to resize it and it would look "cinematic"
I don`t think you have After Effects but with AE it`s possible to make footage HD up to 1920 without looking crappy. The needed pixels are just calculated. (This takes a funky long time but the output is really nice)
Good luck.
I might try adding the letterboxes. I tried scaling the video up to 480p which makes it 764x480 (keeping the same proportions as the original), and it looks a little better on Youtube but since it's not the perfect size for their player they add letterboxes on the left and right, which probably don't look as good as they would if they were on the top and bottom.

I don't have After Effects (I'm using Sony Vegas), but if it's that amazing I wouldn't mind buying it. Do you have any examples of videos you've scaled up to HD?
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because he can upscale his videos to a resolution more than 1080 pixels high and have virtually lossless quality.
virtually lossless when viewed on youtube. not everywhere else. so its honestly a waste of time to upscale for small screen. upscaling is the worth thing to ever happen, if its not in the resolution you want make in that resolution dont try to fix it later. also before any ignorant statement that old old movies on blueray are upscaled because they arent they were shot on 35mm which is higher res than blue ray
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