Video Optimized for Youtube

Here are simple steps to improve the quality of a Youtube upload:

  1. Use a filter to turn the interlaced footage in the time line to progressive
  2. Output in the highest quality Mpeg-4 compression
  3. Output in a 640×480 dimension (I noticed when outputting in the original DV 720×480 dimension the image looks squashed)

There are plenty of other factors regarding image quality resulting from original lighting and etc., but these are the basics to get the best with what’s available.

Sources and links:
Youtube’s info, Video Formats: Uploading Higher Quality Videos
Klink’s article on Tech Tools, How To Great Looking YouTube Videos – Best Upload Settings