For 2020 I'm starting to shoot everything in 4K and was planning to deliver in 2560x1440. (unless client requests otherwise obviously).
But I did a test upload and YouTube only makes it available as HD 1080p.
Is it only when uploading 4K a 2K (2560x1440) is available? Anyone know?
Vimeo shows the full res version (along with better quality) but unfortunately as it's a music video it needs to be on YouTube.
Are you uploading using the FCP preset or but exporting the file first and using the YT uploader? I’d suggest the the latter to be sure. YT playa back what it think is the best for your network connection, so there may be a larger version but you may not be setting it.
Oliver Peters wrote: Out of curiosity, why are you using his size? It's not a normal standard for delivery.
I just thought that it's a bit more than HD and still gives me a little room for reframing when shooting 4K. And it's the resolution of my monitor so I can see the final version pixel for pixel in full screen.
But if it's not posible to upload to YouTube in that size it's kinda pointless.
Sometimes Youtube will make a 4K version available, sometimes it won't. It's weird. Often you have to give it several days (yes, DAYS) to process the resolutions above 1080p. I think 1080p is a priority and the other resolutions are done when system resources get around to it, if ever at all. HDR is processed right away though. They need to do a lot of work on that front as well as the tonemapping back to SDR is quite bad.