joeblack2022 wrote in post #16945597
Playback in Windows Media Player doesn't really mean anything for gauging quality.
Saying it looks sh*tty doesn't mean anything and sounds more like someone who doesn't know what they're doing so they resort to a crude description.
-If your camera is set up to record in full HD (1080) or HD (720) then it is probably doing just that. That can be checked by looking at the properties of the file when you save it to your computer (right click).
-The highest option on your Youtube video was 480, so you uploaded and/or rendered it at 480. There are so many different settings when rendering, it is easy to not render it at full resolution OR upload it at full resolution. Mess up either one of those steps and you'll end up with the max resolution choice on Youtube being 480
Check Youtube tutorials for how to render videos on Youtube. You might be very surprised at how many different ways there are to render videos and how to upload them that affect quality.
-Even if you record full HD it is possible to get sh*tty looking video because of poor settings, particularly with dark footage. Picture profile, shutter, ISO, Ap, and grading can all ruin footage regardless of the resolution shot at.