YouTube came out the victor today in the comparison of best HD video sites by's Webware, impressive for a site so new to HD. Webware's Josh Lowensohn writes that "YouTube was the runt of the litter last year, and one of the reasons we put together the initial comparison."

This year's competitors were Vimeo, Facebook, DailyMotion, SmugMug, and Blip.TV. YouTube came out ahead because of the free cost and versatility of the service.

At a YouTube event in Los Angeles last year, Beet.TV interviewed YouTube film and animation director Sara Pollack about curating videos for The Screening Room, one of YouTube's first HD channels. I republished the interview today.

–Kelsey Blodget, Associate Producer