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Why do my videos have a lower resolution after exporting?
Why do my videos have a lower resolution after exporting?

Exploring reasons behind decreased quality post-export and how to maintain high resolution.

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If you notice a decrease in video quality, there could be 3 potential reasons:

  1. YouTube Link Upload:

    If you uploaded your video using a YouTube link, and it's a recent upload to YouTube, it might still be processing. This means YouTube hasn't provided the highest resolution yet. To check if your video has been processed in higher quality on YouTube, follow these steps:

    a. Visit your video's watch page on YouTube.

    b. Click on the settings icon within the video player.

    c. Choose 'Quality' to view the available resolutions.

  2. Video Resolution Adaptation:

    Vizard preserves your video's original resolution up to 1080p. For videos with very high quality (such as 2k-4k, videos filmed in cinematic mode/HDR by iPhone), adjustments may be made to ensure a timely export process while maintaining overall quality which may lead to trimming down some details from the original video making them look different. You can try to modify your high-quality video to 1080p before uploading.

  3. Additional Explanation of Resolution Changes for Exported Clips

    When transforming landscape videos into vertical clips for social media, the process doesn't reduce the video's original resolution intentionally. Here's a brief overview of what happens:

    • The original video often has a landscape format, typically 1280x720 pixels. To create a vertical clip, especially focusing on a speaker, the clip is cropped to maintain the original height of 720 pixels, ensuring that the quality remains high.

    • Due to the vertical format's nature, the width is adjusted to approximately 405 pixels to fit the new orientation. This adjustment is necessary to transform the video into a vertical format suitable for platforms like Instagram or TikTok.

    • After cropping, to meet social media platforms' video quality standards, such as YouTube, the clip's resolution is then upscaled back to 1280x720. This step is crucial for maintaining a high-quality appearance on various platforms, despite the initial reduction in width due to the vertical format.

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