In the past, videos over 848 pixels wide went through the HD conversion process. We have decided to raise this requirement to 1280 x 720 pixels, which was our intent from the beginning. I expect there to be some backlash over this, but we just feel that upsampling videos to "cheat" HD is not worth the extra space and conversion time.
On the bright side, now you have a reason to buy an HD camera! Also, we're testing out 30 fps HD conversion at the moment, which is good news for those of you uploading 30 fps HD videos.+ More from the Staff Blog Archive