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Monday, February 06, 2006

Secret image quality recipe

Here's David Tames' kino-eye.com: Secret recipe for amazing image quality video downloads.

He prefers H.264.

I prefer mp4, since H.264 requires QuickTime 7 and runs slow on my old 667Mhz Powerbook.

But you can follow his guidelines and still use .mp4 instead of H.264 inside the .mov wrapper.

This means that you export a Quicktime movie, but use either the H.264 or .mp4 codec. So you end up with a .mov movie.

Here are my settings:

EXPORT
Movie to QuickTime Movie

VIDEO OPTIONS
SETTINGS
Compression Type: MPEG-4 Video
Frame Rate: 15 fps
Key Frames: Every 24 Frames
Quality: Move slider just to the right of MEDIUM. [ Thanks Alex Lindsey ]
PRESS [OPTION] to display Temporal: Move slider just to the right of MEDIUM. [ Thanks Alex Lindsey ]
Date Rate: Restrict to 500 kbits/sec [ Optionaly try 300 or Automatic ]

SIZE: Width 320 Height: 240

SOUND
Format: AAC
Sample Rate: 32.00
Channels: Mono
Bit Rate: 48 kbps

PREPARE FOR INTERNET STREAMING
Fast Start

3 comments:

  1. I go keyframe every 200 and 1500 kbits and 640x480 before zipping it off to vblogcentral. What do you do for your akimbo submissions?

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  2. For Kimbo I just send Sean NTSC 640x480 no compression.

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  3. great tip on settings Steve ,,

    I have a Powerbook and a SD500 for uploadinging Vlogs to my AudioBlog.com

    Ive been experimenting with different settings , this recipe makes the difference

    JP

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