Exporting 4K/UHD to YouTube - PC codecs

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David Brown

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Exporting 4K/UHD to YouTube - PC codecs

PostFri May 20, 2016 11:43 pm

According to Youtube, they will accept various codecs for 4K content, including:

VP9
H.264
ProRes

The bit rate should be between 35-70 Mbps, and the clip should be less than 15mins long.

Davinci Resolve on PC gives none of those codec options when exporting 4K footage.

How can I get 4K footage to Youtube from Resolve ? Must I use a 3rd party app to recode it ?
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Re: Exporting 4K/UHD to YouTube - PC codecs

PostSun May 22, 2016 2:38 pm

Are you trying to encode 4K or UHD? True 4K needs the studio version!

H.264 should be available.
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Re: Exporting 4K/UHD to YouTube - PC codecs

PostSun May 22, 2016 3:49 pm

Hello,

Yes I have the full Resolve Studio licence, using version 12.5b2

I'm encoding UHD (3840x2160) (Ursa Mini footage in DNxHR) and would like to encode to WebM or H.264 for upload to YouTube.

However, when I select to export to H.264 I get the following message: "Exceed Resolve Max Output Resolution for H.264"

And there's no WebM / VP9 format that I can see.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Exporting 4K/UHD to YouTube - PC codecs

PostTue Feb 14, 2017 5:20 pm

I'd like to know, too. I only have 720 and 1080 in the YouTube presets?


look at 0:58




thx

bob
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Dwaine Maggart

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Re: Exporting 4K/UHD to YouTube - PC codecs

PostWed Feb 15, 2017 2:24 am

You are using very old Resolve beta code. Please update to the current version.

Also, I'm guessing you are on Windows 7, which may not support this resolution.

This update may or may not help with that:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/kb/2670838
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Re: Exporting 4K/UHD to YouTube - PC codecs

PostWed Feb 15, 2017 4:52 am

Dwaine Maggart wrote:You are using very old Resolve beta code. Please update to the current version.

Also, I'm guessing you are on Windows 7, which may not support this resolution.

This update may or may not help with that:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/kb/2670838



Thanks, Dwaine.

I'm on 12.54 and that update is already installed but you are right about Win 7Pro x64.

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Re: Exporting 4K/UHD to YouTube - PC codecs

PostWed Feb 15, 2017 6:51 am

Bob, my response was to the OP.

The presets you list are all there are.

But what happens if you manually select H.264 at UHD resolution? Will that render on your system?
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Re: Exporting 4K/UHD to YouTube - PC codecs

PostWed Feb 15, 2017 3:04 pm

Dwaine Maggart wrote:Bob, my response was to the OP.

The presets you list are all there are.

But what happens if you manually select H.264 at UHD resolution? Will that render on your system?



I get a "recording failed with error: failed to encode the video frame "

But I did try mpeg 4 instead of .264 and it seemed to work except on playback it pauses at my transistions and I have to push play again?

thx

bob
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Re: Exporting 4K/UHD to YouTube - PC codecs

PostFri Aug 11, 2017 10:06 pm

I get an error "recording failed with error: failed to encode the video frame " when trying export UltraHD Video with MP4 container with h.264 codec
Windows 8.1
Resolve 14b6 (but with 12.5 same error) free version
if I choose Quicktime with MPEG 4 it works
As primary 4k export to youtube so they recommend MP4/h.264
Why I get error and what to do?
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Re: Exporting 4K/UHD to YouTube - PC codecs

PostSat Aug 12, 2017 4:58 pm

Surprisingly, You Tube accepts DNxHD for HD uploads. (Though frustratingly, not when exported from DaVinci Resolve. It does work when exported from Adobe Premiere Pro. So BMD...something's not quite right with your DNxHD exports.)

I was told that YouTube now also accepts DNxHR, which is needed for higher than HD resolutions, so maybe try that.
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PostSat Aug 12, 2017 11:31 pm

Jim Simon wrote:Surprisingly, You Tube accepts DNxHD for HD uploads. (Though frustratingly, not when exported from DaVinci Resolve. It does work when exported from Adobe Premiere Pro. So BMD...something's not quite right with your DNxHD exports.)
I was told that YouTube now also accepts DNxHR, which is needed for higher than HD resolutions, so maybe try that.


that's not very surprising. youtube is just using ffmepg based solutions for transcoding, like most other internet video services.
if you can play your file by ffplay, mpv etc., your chances are very good, that it will work on youtube as well.
it's also a quite useful way to test and avoid color deviations in advance.
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Re: Exporting 4K/UHD to YouTube - PC codecs

PostMon Nov 06, 2017 4:13 pm

Dwaine Maggart wrote:You are using very old Resolve beta code. Please update to the current version.

Also, I'm guessing you are on Windows 7, which may not support this resolution.

This update may or may not help with that:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/kb/2670838


Hello.

I've just upgraded from DR Studio 12.5 to 14. Trying to export a MP4 UHD file I get an error:

Recordinf Failed: Failed to encode the video frame.


I'm still using Win7 Pro 64.

Can anyone confirm this is the reason? Upgrade Windows is a major event! I'd prefer to avoid, but if this is the only way to export UHD MP4 direct from DR without intermediate HUGE files, I'd do it.

(I've tested that ms windows patch you mention, unsuccesfully).


Or maybe my exporting error is not Windows7 related but any other issue. Any help will be welcome!


UPDATE: Just found I get the same error when exporting 1080p or any resolution MP4 file, and the same with Quicktime h264. No h264 encoding, neither MP4 or QT container.

¿any cue?
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Re: Exporting 4K/UHD to YouTube - PC codecs

PostMon Nov 06, 2017 6:28 pm

Ignacio de La Cierva wrote:
Dwaine Maggart wrote:You are using very old Resolve beta code. Please update to the current version.

Also, I'm guessing you are on Windows 7, which may not support this resolution.

This update may or may not help with that:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/kb/2670838


Hello.

I've just upgraded from DR Studio 12.5 to 14. Trying to export a MP4 UHD file I get an error:

Recordinf Failed: Failed to encode the video frame.


I'm still using Win7 Pro 64.

Can anyone confirm this is the reason? Upgrade Windows is a major event! I'd prefer to avoid, but if this is the only way to export UHD MP4 direct from DR without intermediate HUGE files, I'd do it.

(I've tested that ms windows patch you mention, unsuccesfully).


Or maybe my exporting error is not Windows7 related but any other issue. Any help will be welcome!


UPDATE: Just found I get the same error when exporting 1080p or any resolution MP4 file, and the same with Quicktime h264. No h264 encoding, neither MP4 or QT container.

¿any cue?


Hi Ignacio,

With Windows 10 Fall creator:
A UHD 60 fps + 5.1 since DRV14: no problem.
The delivery is read by "film and TV" of windows 10, player windows media player, Quicktime Player, VLC ....

Code: Select all
General
Full name: G: \ Temp \ mp4 \ UHD_60fps_mp4_aac_5_1.mp4
Format: MPEG-4
Format profile: Base Media
Codec identifier: isom (isom / iso2 / avc1 / mp41)
Size of the file: 91.6 Mio
Duration: 19s 350ms
Average overall rate: 39.7 Mb / s
Application used: Lavf57.25.100

Video
ID: 1
Format: AVC
Format / Info: Advanced Video Codec
Format Profile: Main@L5.2
Format settings: 2 Frames Ref
Format settings, CABAC: No
Format settings, RefFrames: 2 images
Codec identifier: avc1
Codec ID / Info: Advanced Video Coding
Duration: 19s 350ms
Bitrate: 39.2 Mb / s
Width: 3,840 pixels
Height: 2,160 pixels
Screen format: 16/9
Type of images / s: Constant
Images per second: 60,000 Im / s
Color space: YUV
Sub-sampling of chrominance: 4: 2: 0
Depth of colors: 8 bits
Scan type: Progressive
Bits / (Pixel * Image): 0.079
Feed size: 90.3 MB (99%)

audio
ID: 2
Format: AAC
Format / Info: Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile: LC
Codec Identifier: mp4a-40-2
Duration: 19s 350ms
Duration_LastFrame: -21 ms
Flow type: Constant
Throughput: 564 kb / s
Channels: 2 channels
Channel (s) _Original: 6 channels
Position of the channels: Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE (<<<<<<<<<<< 5.1)
Sampling: 48.0 kHz
Frames per second: 46,875 fps (1024 FPS)
Compression mode: With loss
Size of the flow: 1.30 Mio (1%)
Default: Yes
AlternateGroup / String: 1


I must not be afraid of Windows 10. It is very stable and effective. :)
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