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2K and 4K Youtube uploading options don't work

I found the problem, Uploading in 60 fps means only up to 1080p is available, at 30 fps you can see 2K and 4K. My bad. 

 

Hi

Just as the title says, when using the share to Youtube feature when I set it to either 2K or 4K it uploads fine but it never has the 2K and/or 4K option on Youtube, only 1080. I've waited days for the processing thing but it never shows, I honestly don't know if something is going wrong on the Screenflow part or the Youtube part.

 

iMac 5K Late 2014

Screenflow 6.1

Dimensions of video to convert and upload 5120 x 2880.

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  • Ben Gibson 

    YouTube does not currently allow standard users to upload 2k (2048x1080) or 4k (4096x2160) video at frame rates greater than 30fps. That being said, there are consumer 4k (3840x2160) videos available for playback at 60fps - example. That user is part of Google's YouTube Developer Program, also known as TestTube. You can sign up here. Until YouTube makes 4k uploading universally available for all users, their transcoder will downscale a 4k60 upload to 1080p60. However, uploading at 4k30 or 2k30 will work with a standard account. Let me know if you have any additional questions regarding UHD uploads. 

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  • Thank you, that covers everything. :)

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  • Can you share other best 4K uploading settings such as bit rate, codec, sample rate, channels, etc? Thanks very much.

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  • Sunderlandgreen Here are YouTube's recommended encoding settings.

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  • Beneficial information for streaming video online.

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  • I'm actually having a question about the dimensions inside of screenflow, what should it be so I can effortlessly export into youtube without it coming out as a black blackground around the corners like this? 

    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Renato Antonio Fabri Oliveira YouTube aspect ratio is 16:9 so you'd want 1920x1080 or 1280x720.

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  • So I currently have it at 1920x1080. My issues is when I create a video & drag it in screenflow (when I export it it does that image I showed) 
    When I record the screen the image is perfect. at 1920x1080. IF i stretch the video out to max out the 1920x1080 it gets blurry. I'll attach a video explaining it 

    https://www.useloom.com/share/3ec818ccf4684144884fbb423e7a72d2

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    • Matthew Potter
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    • Matthew_Potter
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Renato Antonio Fabri Oliveira Since you're using your built-in camera which is ONLY capable of doing 1280x720, screenflow is auto-selecting the highest resolution capable. If you're looking to use a full HD 1080 source, you're going to need to get a better camera than the built-in mac one. A common camera used by people for this would be something like the Logitech C920 or C930. Pretty cheap now-a-days at most big box stores or Amazon.

    The reason the video is coming in with the black border around it is because you're creating the video to be 1920x1080 but when you import the video recorded with the [crappy but not pertaining to you... that's more the fault of Apple] existing hardware.

    The reason the other video was so large looks to be because your actual desktop is NOT 1920x1080 so recordings of that are going to be letterboxed. Apple displays are often NOT the 16:9 resolution and require scaling to suit the appropriate ratio. To correct this, you could purchase a 1080p monitor and run mirror  or extended displays, then record using that. Otherwise, on a macbook, you're always going to have a different aspect ratio.

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  • thank you, however that's not necessarily my problem when I do record from the laptop video cam (even though the quality is bad) when it's exported into ScreenFlow the background matches the side or at least gets quite close. My problem is when I record it from a camera that's not my laptop, I have a much later background to play with. Here's the video... hopefully I explained it better in this one. 

    https://www.loom.com/share/9d1078d77df54418a74417ab06222a81

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    • CraigS
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Renato Antonio Fabri Oliveira Your canvas size and export settings control the frame size. If you want a smaller canvas you can use canvas crop but keep in mind  YouTube wants 16:9 frame sizes such as 1280x720 and 1920x1080.

    You may want to watch our tutorials since these are basic ScreenFlow functions. 

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    • CraigS
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