QUOTE(DaGuv @ Jun 8 2010, 11:43 AM)
Oooo, give me more details! No matter what codec I use or what settings I use, the final quality on the net (be it youtube or vimeo) is always significantly reduced compared to the editted/raw footage! Is there anything that can be done about that, or is it just down to the way youtube etc process videos??
Really good vids too! Might have to consider a GoPro as the mounting options seem much better than my ContourHD! Is your GoPro 1080p as the quality is very good?
Youtube and Vimeo do usually reduce the quality in their re-encoding. Try Mpora or Pinkbike - they seem better to me? Codec wise all those sites will use h.264 so if you encode in that in the first place it will be better. Obviously using my own site I don't have that problem.
My GoPro is 1080p but the footage in the two crash clips was filmed in 960p.
The clips were rendered using Sony AVC (this is h.264 mp4) format: at 6Mbps 640x480 at 29 fps (GoPro native NTSC frame rate)
I use sony Vegas Movie Studio to edit and render.