New answers tagged video-quality
It's impossible to maintain the original quality when you upload a video to youtube since youtube reencodes all videos. For a detailed explanation of why it does that, check my answer here. To minimise quality loss, export your video with a high bitrate.
Where are you planning on exhibiting the footage? In my experience, the average consumer has a low-quality TV they bought because of the price, and they have the factory settings that look awful because they don't even know that they would want to change them, let alone how that would happen. In my opinion you're wasting your time because your client ...
When exporting from Premiere there is a checkbox that says "match sequence settings" which will use the same format as your source video. The "best quality" checkbox is Premiere does not refer to the codec, but to the internal scaling algorithms.
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