Quick Video Tip: Quality Counts

The availability of high definition video on the Web has changed user expectations for acceptable media quality. Here are some recommended export settings for YouTube to ensure you’re delivering the best possible viewer experience while keeping file sizes under control.

Video Export Settings:

Compression: H.264 (high)
Data Rate: 8000 kbits/sec
Source Video: Deinterlace
Dimensions: 640 x 480 (for SD), 1280 x 720 (for HD)*

Audio Export Settings:

Format: AAC
Channels: Stereo
Rate: 44.100 kHz
Target Bit Rate: 192 kbps

*If you have footage that doesn’t fit within these dimensions, you can preserve aspect ratio with a “Letterbox.”

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