Naples sTreeT - a Micro Switching Layout

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Rod, I'm loving the rail/ballast/street work. Looks great!
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And now the video...here's a bit of switching action.
https://youtu.be/iWOwbz27m1Q
I recorded this on my smartphone attached to a tripod and used Windows Movie Maker to edit it. It's my first YouTube posting and I must say the quality is not quite as good as the original...can anyone suggest why? I've read that it can take a while for YouTube videos to gain their full quality but it's been up there for about a day now. The maximum quality YouTube lets me set when I view it is 480p.

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Nice switching action.

Have you set the output format at Windows Movie Maker greater than 480p? I have not uploaded anything for a long time. Maybe Youtube has edited or converted the video again, because of a setting when uploading?
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Fantastic little layout. Is your SW1200 with sound or did you edit all that in?
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MacG wrote:Nice switching action.

Have you set the output format at Windows Movie Maker greater than 480p? I have not uploaded anything for a long time. Maybe Youtube has edited or converted the video again, because of a setting when uploading?
Thanks, I'll see if I can fiddle around with the format but the thing is that the MP4 file produced by WMM plays ok in Windows Media Player on my PC, it's only the uploaded copy that plays at a lower resolution in YouTube.

Just out of interest, does YouTube allow you to choose a higher resolution than 480p when you play the video?

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ConducTTor wrote:Fantastic little layout. Is your SW1200 with sound or did you edit all that in?
Thanks.
The sound is produced by two under-baseboard MRC diesel sounders set to the same address as the loco. You can choose between six different prime mover types and there are various CVs for horn and bell type etc, and function keys for air release, coupler noise etc. I have one at each end of the layout. Of course when close up you can tell that the sound isn't actually coming from the loco but because the layout is so short it's near enough!

I deliberately didn't do any horn or bell sounds on the video because I thought they'd be too distracting.

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RodTT wrote:I deliberately didn't do any horn or bell sounds on the video because I thought they'd be too distracting.
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The highest resolution is 480p. No higher available.
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Great video showing off your layout. I like the slow pace of things, well done.
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Der! I discovered I'd exported the video in low res from Movie Maker. Anyway here's a higher res version which looks a bit better:
https://youtu.be/CRi3YqSjwi4

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