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  • Wed, Jan 25 2023 9:31 AM

    AVID QT EXPORTS

    I need to export Quicktime movies, but whatever I do, they come out huge, and take forever to send. What is the lowest quality setting I can use? I am on current MC. Thanks

  • Wed, Jan 25 2023 7:23 PM In reply to

    Re: AVID QT EXPORTS

    Thats a hard one to respond to. Quality will depend on the source content. movement and noise makes compression harder.

    Also what raster size do you need? HD? greater than HD? less than HD?

    You can lower the datarate and therefore the final file size but depending on the content you will start to see compression artefacts. Then its down to what you can live with.

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  • Thu, Jan 26 2023 5:53 PM In reply to

    Re: AVID QT EXPORTS

    My favorite settings:

    MOV or MP4, 1920x1080, keep legal levels, h264 codec, 10 Mbps, AAF stereo audio at 320kbps. I think that generally results in around 3.5 GB for an hour at 24fps. 10mbps is also what, for instance, Vimeo specifies as a minimum for Full HD delivery. If I don't need it to be full HD, I switch to 1280/720 at 5 Mbps, so that's half the file size.

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  • Thu, Feb 2 2023 11:19 AM In reply to

    Re: AVID QT EXPORTS

    Thanks Job,

    I think I had the wrong Codec, thanks again Guy

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