Encoding Video for YouTube, Vimeo, and other UGC Sites
Uploading your work to user-generated content (UGC) sites like YouTube and Vimeo can be tricky. The great-looking brightly-lit video you start out with all to often turns into a badly-lit blob after it's been uploaded.
The reason is because those sites re-encode your video after you upload it. You can't do anything about their encoding settings, but you can be sure you start out with the best quality video prior to upload, so that you end up with the best results.
In this tutorial, Jan Ozer walks you through the steps of encoding your work prior to uploading it to UGC sites.
Jan Ozer's article first appeared on OnlineVideo.net