Best Video Format for YouTube with Magix Movie Edit Pro 2019 Plus, MP4

Best Video Format for YouTube with Magix Movie Edit Pro 2019 Plus, MP4

Hello this is Dave from Retired Time
Productions and a new version of MAGIX Movie Edit Pro just came out. Its 2019
and I think it’s time to talk about the best video format for YouTube when
you’re exporting a movie to YouTube so let’s do that now. Welcome to Retired Time Productions. So the quick answer is mpeg-4 is really the best format that
I’ve found to export a movie but let’s say that we just created a movie I’ve
got some video objects here on the timeline and say I want to go ahead and
export this I’m just going to hit this double arrow and just expand it out. We
got our beginning and end markers right here. That’s what those are. Okay so the
first thing you want to do is just go to File up here on the menu then go down to
export movie and then go to Mpeg 4. Now once in there you want to choose a
format for your video. Just because we picked mpeg-4 doesn’t mean we have
exactly what we need yet. What we can do is check this box right here to display
all the different formats, pull it down and find the one that’s best for you. In
my case I’m using 1080p so I’m going to go down here and choose 1080p now you have
the option of choosing 1080p with a certain frame rate. So pick the frame
rate that’s best for your camera, that matches your camera. With mine I’ve been using basically 24 frames a second and then I use sometimes 29.97 so just make
up your mind. I’m going to choose this one I’m going to actually go with 29.97 just for
this demo, okay, but remember you can change that right here so you still got
all the settings for the frame rate right here you can also change the
resolution right there as well but I’m just going to start out with that one.
Let’s go into advanced and check to make sure our average bit rate is what we want.
This is 24 thousand which is a good bit rate and then we have the maximum
bit rate of 30,000 that was just chosen by the program. I think
that’s fine. Everything down here looks fine to me and the sound is good at
48,000 and 160 for the bit rate so everything looks pretty
good to me. This usually matches what your frame
rate is are very close to it so I’ve got that maximum GOP length at thirty.
Everything looks fine. Now this will make a fairly good-sized file. if you’re only making ten minute movies this
should be just fine. Now if your movie is over ten minutes you might want to
reduce the bit rate a little bit to accommodate that larger file size that
you’re going to get. So often I just come in here and knock this down to 19000
right here and 24000 right here like that and that makes the file size
just a little bit smaller. So you can do that too. I’ll show you that one more
time there it is 19000 and 24000 and this still matches the
frame rate of around 30 so that should do it to keep the file
size down to make it more manageable. Once you pick the one you like, for
example this this one I picked before which was this one and you’ve checked
advance, make sure this is fine which it is then you can go ahead and save that
as a preset so that next time you don’t have to go through all that process. I’m
going to choose export preset right here and you can see I’ve saved some before
and I could do that again let’s go with 1080p and I’ll make this… let’s go in
here make this 29.97 just so we know that and we’ll just make it… this is
going to be my high-res one. I’ll just do that so we know that’s not standard. I’m
gonna save it. Okay from now on I can take this checkbox back off because I
don’t need all those formats I just need these so I can see right there
my favorite format. So that’s how you save a preset. Okay now that
everything is set up for mpeg-4 you can check in here make sure your file
extension is mpeg-4 and it should be. So there you go! Now all you have to do
is go ahead and export it and to do that you just click OK. Now you notice I have
“Export selected range only” selected right here and all that does is selects
the portion of your movie that’s between the range markers. Like between this
range marker and that one. So you could slide these range markers to pick just a
section of the video if you wanted to export it but you don’t have to have
that checkbox on if you don’t want it. You can leave it off like that and
they’ll just get the whole movie. I usually leave it on just to make sure
that I’m getting what I want. You can apply the anti alias filter as well, that
just suppresses flickering. I usually leave that one on and you can calculate
video effects in the GPU on your video card if you want to, it might help speed
it up if you got a lot of transitions on. But I usually don’t put it on.
Okay and then you just click OK and you’re off and running. So after your
movie is exported sometimes it’s hard to figure out where it went.
Now I happen to know it’s down in my movies folder which I send it to so here
it is right here but supposing you didn’t know where it went. Well what you
can do is you can go up to export just like you did before:
file, export, mpeg-4 and just pretend you’re gonna export it again and you can
look right in here and you can see where it’s going right there. See… I know
what’s going on my P Drive on my “movies mep” folder and there’s the title of the
movie. Now if you want to change where it’s going… suppose you didn’t like that
just click this folder and then navigate to a folder of your desire so you can
just do this and then hit save and now it’ll go there which is the same place I
had it. So that’s all there is to it. You can click ok and export it and it
will remember this format now once your movie is exported you can go to that
folder and find it right here. There it is and if you want to upload it to
YouTube: Here I am and my video manager on YouTube. You can see right here “video
manager”, “videos” and just click this little camera with a plus on it, upload a
video and then you can just drag the file right on to this place right here
to upload it. Before you do you might want to select what you want it to be,
Whether it’s public, unlisted, private or scheduled. A lot of times I’ll use
scheduled and just schedule it for when I want to do it but you just pick one
and then take your movie (let me bring this back over so you can see it) okay then just take your movie and just drag it right on there and drop it. You can also
navigate to it if you want too. You can click this and then navigate and find it
either way and then it’ll upload and that’s pretty much all there is to
uploading it. Of course once you get it on there then you can do all of your
configuration that you do in YouTube but I won’t get into that right here I’m
just concentrating on the mpeg-4 format so that’s all there is to it. I hope that
helps and I just want to make this quick video to show you the mpeg-4 format
which works very well with YouTube. Okay see you next time! Retired Time Productions

4 thoughts on “Best Video Format for YouTube with Magix Movie Edit Pro 2019 Plus, MP4

  1. Good video Dave!
    The thing that confuses me is when you choose a movie format for the project when you first open Magix. Iโ€™m not sure how that effects things…

  2. Thanks Dave, after losing an entire day yesterday exporting pixelated rubbish… which didn't look like that in production… you might have just fixed my issue. So simple and yet you don't know what you don't know! I've subscribed and liked and no doubt I will be back to pick your brains some more! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I have lost rendered videos. Not being computer savvy, I started adding an arbitrary search word, like "Pirate 4" in the file just before the .MP4 then started the render. Way easy to then search "Pirate 4" and find the rendered video. Now I am getting smarter and assigning a particular file for the rendering to go to, like Dave suggests.

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