Fastrotor> Nice. Im envious. I have the GoPro HD. I know what you mean about the 170 degree fov. Although, since you get a bigger field of view you see things closer to the ground which gives a sense of things moving faster. Speed = exciting = happy viewer
Yeah I watched in 720p. I think you can get it better. Are you keeping it uncompressed all the way through your editing process till the very end? Remember that you can upload pretty **** big files to YouTube. YouTube itself will compress your movie to it's desired format so there's really no need for you to "optimize" your clips to a great degree if their just going on YouTube.
I used Sony Vegas to edit it and I think the killer for clarity was leaving the bit depth on 8 bit rather than 32 full. I'll guess I was sweating it about posting a video going over the limit so much. I'll have a play today and post something better to see what you think.
8-bit depth should be fine if it's a per channel setting I guess. I don't think the GoPro cameras record in any higher depth than that.
My last video on the track was 15 minutes. I exported from Premiere with Lagarith codec for video (non-destructive compression) and uncompressed audio. I did the final compression to Xvid codec for video and mp3 for audio in VirtualDub. Then sent to YouTube. There might be other more streamlined or event better options for YouTube specifically, but I haven't really invested time in doing any more research for this. Maybe I should try a x264 compression instead next time.
Those 15 minutes of 720p video turned out as 7,18GB before uploading to YouTube