Partial blurry video at start ( then looks crisp )

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Feb 24, 2022 Feb 24, 2022

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My first post. Thx for reading...

 

Shot video in 1920/1080 w Sony A7sII at 60fps.

 

Just to be clear, I watched a lot of videos on getting settings, everything crisp for export for YouTube - and the video is blurry at the beginning and then it's super crisp the last 3/4. The video is 90 seconds long.

 

Can someone help with this? Searched for this / there's no topic close to this. I'm at a loss.

 

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Feb 24, 2022 Feb 24, 2022

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Does it look OK on the timeline before export?

Does it look OK on the timeline if you bring the exported file into Premiere Pro?

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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It sounds like you may have already tried a few things you've discovered from other sources but just in case ...

What are your export settings?

It's possible your export datarate is too low.

Try (for instance) the H.264/YouTube FullHD preset when exporting if you are not already using this.

If you are already using a preset or datarate like that found in the above preset - try increasing the datarate to (say) 25Mbps.

The only other thing that comes to mind is - how does the 90 second video start? Does it fade up from black to a complex scene? i.e. water, foliage, fast motion etc.

 

Have you tried exporting from Premiere Pro to a high quality codec (like ProresHQ) and then dropped that file into Media Encoder for encoding to H.264?

 

If possible post a link to the video so people here can see the issue.

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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If it looks OK on the timeline if you bring the exported file into Premiere Pro, then it is likely a YouTube issue.

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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I think I had the same problem.

Last night I exported a video with the baked-in preset - "YouTube 1080p Full HD" which is set to "Variable Bit Rate, 1 Pass." I found a short section of the video which looked very compressed and blurry and then became crisp like you explained. I changed the Bitrate Encoding to "VBR, 2 pass" and the problem didn't show up. I then changed the Bitrate Encoding to "Constant Bit Rate" and had no problem with that section. I'm on an M1 Macbook Pro using Premiere Pro V 22.2.0. I'd never experienced this before.

 

However, I normally export Quicktime MOV 422 and upload that file to YouTube and let them handle the compression.YouTube 1080p Preset (No changes)YouTube 1080p Preset (No changes)YouTube 1080p VRB 2 PassYouTube 1080p VRB 2 Pass

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