Video footage often needs to be edited before it can be uploaded to any platform. And it’s not even about editing, but about making the quality of the video better. For example, you can sharpen and stabilize images and adjust color correction using LUT packs. Professionals use such programs as Adobe After Effects, Sony Vegas and others for these purposes.
The average user has neither the time nor the desire to learn special software for the sake of a couple of videos. That’s why resources that allow you to quickly improve the quality of video online are very popular. Read on to learn more about them.
What Does It Mean to “Improve Video Quality”?
Video quality improvement is a rather vague and often subjective notion. Conventionally speaking, putting a filter on Instagram can also be called an improvement. But there are also objective moments that can be corrected:
- Remove background noise.
- Correct disturbed color reproduction.
- Reduce flicker.
- Change brightness, contrast, and clarity (sharpness).
- Stabilize shakes.
- Perform antialiasing.
Separately, increase the resolution. If you try to convert 360 p or 720 p video to 1080 p, you will only increase the file size, but the picture will still have the same quality. The thing is that resolution is the number of pixels in height and width, and you can’t just “add” the missing pixels to increase the resolution. For such operations, programs with complex interpolation algorithms or neural networks, which require a powerful computer and certain skills are used.
When you upload video to YouTube, built-in algorithms automatically process the video, making it more watchable. The tool eliminates jitter (stabilizes) and normalizes brightness and color. The main advantage here is that you don’t have to do anything at all except upload and download the clip.
On the other hand, you’ll have to settle for a picture that looks beautiful, not for you, but at the algorithm’s discretion. Besides, high-resolution videos take a very long time to process, and for non-verified users there is a limit on the length of the clip of 20 minutes.
Just don’t expect miracles from YouTube. It won’t fix frankly bad quality video, with a strong shading, shaking or vice versa with the sunset.
Clipchamp is a handy tool for video editing. Besides standard editing, it allows you to choose a ready-made template that optimizes your video for social media or video hosting platform. You can also create previews, transitions, apply effects and filters with ClipChamp. So it’s even possible to create an elaborate video ad for tonybet or Netflix with this program. And of course, you can use it to improve the quality of the video, change the brightness settings (lighten or dim), contrast, and color.
WeVideo is almost exactly the same as the previous tool. The interface is not so overloaded with buttons and pictures, and the tariff plans are lower. Without a subscription, there is a limit on downloading a video with a resolution of no more than 480p and a watermark of the service is added. Setting the image is more flexible, which allows you to fine-tune the video for yourself.
EzGif.com is a service for creating GIFs from video and vice versa. It has many additional features, including:
- Resizing the picture.
- Overlay effect.
- Adding text.
- Removing the sound.
- Rotate the picture.
- Reverse, etc.
Clideo is another conditionally free online video editing and conversion service. It compares favorably to WeVideo and Clipchamp with a relatively inexpensive subscription and no need to register. If you use the tool without a subscription, a watermark will appear on the video. But there are no restrictions on size and resolution, up to 4k.