Originally Posted by Emopunk
I understand that both Youtube and Vimeo influence footages appearance, but still I don't get what you mean by "raw footage". These camcorders shoot compressed formats, don't they?
I can shoot 1080p60 AVCHD and upload the very large files to Vimeo. For normal playback, Vimeo processes them. There is a "HD" choice, but that is 720p. I think you have to be a paid "Plus" member, but there is the option that viewers can download the original, exactly as you uploaded it.
YouTube has a 1080p viewing choice, but it is still magically processed somehow.
All AVCHD, including 1080p50/60 is processed with the H.264 codec, so some "compression" takes place. Many still go out of their way to make sure their 1080p60 files are processed losslessly with software that specifically avoids any "rendering" or "transcoding".