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ddsstudio

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Lumion to Youtube Workflow?
« on: September 04, 2011, 11:28:19 pm »
September 04, 2011, 11:28:19 pm
I want to thank you guys for the wealth of information in this forum. It has been great for finding answers to most of the issues I've had learning the program.

I've seen some videos that you guys have uploaded to YouTube, that look Awesome! I was curious about what video editing programs, etc you guys use for post processing (adding sound, intros & credits, etc), and what export settings you are using for YouTube.

I've tried several different methods and programs for post processing. But, I've had blurry videos and out of sync soundtracks, etc.

I'd love to hear what workflow you guy are using for Lumion to YouTube.

Thanks for your help.

Re: Lumion to Youtube Workflow?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2011, 03:07:59 pm »
September 07, 2011, 03:07:59 pm

iv noticed that youtube does not like the 29.97 frame rate , and will drop frames resulting in a cheap jerky playback,

 this doesnt appear to happen with videos uploaded in 25 frames per sec,
another feature request would be to have at least 2 frame rate options in the final render window please x

Good suggestion! 29.97 frame rate is pretty much the standard for MP4 but if youtube does not like that we need to change it! Maybe we can set it to 30fps. 25fps is a good sugggestion too though since any lack of smoothness can be handled by the motion blur and it does save you 1/6th of the render time! If you're rendering 1 hour then your movie will be finished 10 minutes quicker :D

ddsstudio

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Re: Lumion to Youtube Workflow?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 04:36:50 pm »
September 07, 2011, 04:36:50 pm
I tried using Quicktime Pro to add soundtrack, intro, etc. When I export from QT Pro to .mov, it looks great. When I upload that same file to YouTube, It looks terrible, and the soundtrack is out of sync.

I downloaded a trial of Cyberlink PowerDirector and exported to mp4, with the highest quality settings. It was blurry too.

I've seen great looking Lumion videos on YouTube.

Maybe it's the frame Rate issue?

Re: Lumion to Youtube Workflow?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 05:18:16 pm »
September 07, 2011, 05:18:16 pm
I tried using Quicktime Pro to add soundtrack, intro, etc. When I export from QT Pro to .mov, it looks great. When I upload that same file to YouTube, It looks terrible, and the soundtrack is out of sync.

I downloaded a trial of Cyberlink PowerDirector and exported to mp4, with the highest quality settings. It was blurry too.

I've seen great looking Lumion videos on YouTube.

Maybe it's the frame Rate issue?

If you suspect this is the problem you can export from lumion as image sequence and import in premiere as 30fps and save out a MP4. Here's a test I made in 30fps.


Re: Lumion to Youtube Workflow?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011, 11:01:35 pm »
September 07, 2011, 11:01:35 pm
I think we can just change the frame rate

ddsstudio

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Re: Lumion to Youtube Workflow?
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2011, 02:54:31 pm »
September 08, 2011, 02:54:31 pm
Remko,
 What video editor / export settings do you use for the videos on the Lumion3D YouTube channel?

Like this one:


Re: Lumion to Youtube Workflow?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2011, 03:46:19 pm »
September 08, 2011, 03:46:19 pm
Remko,
 What video editor / export settings do you use for the videos on the Lumion3D YouTube channel?

Like this one:



It's all 720p 29.97fps exported from premiere using CBR encoding and a large bitrate. We use premiere to cut the clips and add some music.

Re: Lumion to Youtube Workflow?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2011, 06:12:33 pm »
September 16, 2011, 06:12:33 pm
iv noticed that youtube does not like the 29.97 frame rate , and will drop frames resulting in a cheap jerky playback

Hi Dazomatic, I can't reproduce this problem.

I rendered a random test video in Lumion FREE in 3-star quality at 1280x720 and uploaded it to YouTube.

I then made sure that "Show Video Info" was on, played it in full screen mode (1920x1200) and experienced smooth playback and zero dropped frames.

Can you forward a link to a "jerky" video that you know for sure was uploaded to YouTube as a raw MP4 file directly from Lumion?