This time a video shot with my iPhone 4. I went through the same steps. I made the film in iMovie and then processed it again with Handbrake to get a MP4 and uploaded onto Youtube. I had no problems, except that when it got uploaded I didn’t see the HD option. I went and learned a little bit about how HQ video uploads work on Youtube. You need to have at least a 24fps video at 480×360 (something like that) and a bitrate of at least 600 kbps if it’s H.264 or 900 kbps if its XVid. I know I’ve got at least a 1280×720 resolution video at 30fps. The bitrate seemed on the low side after the MP4 compression, but lo-and-behold it seems to have turned out just fine. The key is just to be patient and wait for the HQ version to finish processing — that’s my hunch. Here’s the embedded link:
One last thing. Uploading video from the iPhone to Youtube is acceptable but (obviously?) you can’t do the full on HD quality video. If you goto Photo Album and try to email the video it’ll automatically be compressed down for transfer. This is the a video I transferred from my iPhone of the Boing-Boing picnic we went to this weekend.
Some other tidbits: Due to the WordPress theme I’m using, when I go to embed Youtube videos into my blog, I need to use a custom window size. I set the width to 480 and the height is automagically figured out. You can full screen the video and play it at 720p. At least for the Golden Gate one.
More videos to come. I’d also like to play with doing stop-motion animation too since I have a bunch of Figmas that need to be played with one day.