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    Hi - still have much to learn & have a question.

    I recorded this with a samsung HD HMX-F90. In HD, 1280x720 @ 8274kbps & 29 frames/second (so says the file properties box).

    Does this look a bit blurry? I expected it to be clearer. I havn't done anything to this (encoding-wise) except upload it to youtube & trim it down to a few seconds.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwXUj7WDf_s&list=UU1xLJkYsIPzxHxCt3bs24uA

    And - what's with 29 frames? Everything refers to 30 - is 29 a problem?
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    We cannot see it, the video is defined as private.
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    oh! thanks. fixed that.
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  4. You know, don't you, that YouTube reencodes everything at relatively low bitrates? It doesn't look like that on your computer, does it?
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    yeah - I do know that, and yes - it looks pretty much the same on my computer. . .
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  6. Well, this one has a bitrate average of about 2500.

    And it's 29.97fps. Sometimes it's referred to as 30fps and sometimes, but more rarely, as 29fps.
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    sorry to be dumb, but what does that tell me?
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  8. For one thing it tells you the YouTube version isn't anywhere near the quality of what you uploaded. As to why your source video is almost as blurry, I haven't a clue. Maybe if you made it available, too, then we could learn more.
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    Oh. ok! here. I appreciate your patience!
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    Looks like it was shot with a tablet, cell phone or cheap low-quality camera. Get a better camera.
    Got my retirement plans all set. Looks like I only have to work another 5 years after I die........
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    I didn't think the samsung HD HMX-F90 was a great camera, but are you saying it's total crap? I do have other files shot with it that don't look quite so bad. . .

    Is that really all there is to it? I need a better camera? But then what does HD mean in a camcorder? I thought that implied it would be sharper at the least. . .
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    You shot indoors with questionable lighting. Your camera compensated by applying Gain + Noise Reduction, which in turns equals Soft Image.

    You really should learn the basics of shooting, lighting and settings.
    Got my retirement plans all set. Looks like I only have to work another 5 years after I die........
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  13. Originally Posted by ccapra View Post
    But then what does HD mean in a camcorder? I thought that implied it would be sharper at the least. . .
    It only tells you the resolution height is greater than 576. Hi-def at a low bitrate is still hi-def, even if it looks like crap. Hi-def shot using a poor quality camera is still hi-def. In short, being hi-def tells you nothing about the quality. YouTube, for example, is full of hi-def videos made from VCD sources and, as you'd expect, they look like they came from VCD. I know nothing about cameras and defer to my betters, such as racer-x.
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    Ok - that helps, both racer-x & manono. I am learning. Thanks!
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