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I have an 1080p HD video edited on a computer that I'd like to upload to Instagram. The issue is that on my first attempt, even though I selected landscape format instead of the square format, Instagram re-compressed the video and it looks terrible.

How can I avoid compression when uploading a 1080p video to Instagram?

(So far I found this Reddit post about the issue - I couldn't find any recommended video settings (dimensions/frame rate/bit rate/etc.) on Instagram help.)

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You can upload within the below limits:

Size: Maximum width: 1080 pixels (any height)
Frame Rate: 29.96 frames per second
Codec: H.264 codec / MP4
Bit-rate: 3,500 kbps video bitrate
Audio: AAC audio codec at 44.1 kHz mono
Length: 60 seconds
Filesize: 15MB

Hope it helps

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