Best Render Settings for YouTube

YouTube compresses your video in all sorts of silly ways, here’s how to get the best results.

Have you noticed low quality videos when you upload to YouTube?

The compression is pretty high but with a few tweaks you can get a better upload.

In this video, Casey Faris will show you:

  • The method of his tests of all codecs
  • Upscaled footage vs HD
  • Comparing codecs
  • Bitrate comparison
  • Recommendations
  • Step by step instructions on deliver page


  • h265
  • Upscaled to UHD
  • Data rate = framerate x 2 x 1000kbps

So there you have it! Some data based on real life tests.

How did these settings work for you?

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