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#1 Jase Ryan

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:07 PM

So I'm having a tough time finding the right compressor settings to output my demo reel. It's a 720P edit in Final Cut Pro, and I need to export a version for SD DVD and another for the web... preferably a 320P video.

But every time I plug in settings I think will work it comes out looking poor. Does anyone have good settings for this? I have Final Cut Studio 2 so everything is new and current. Any help would be very much appreciated. I want them both to look as good as possible... thanks!!
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:43 AM

Jase,
using compressor I would start, for the DVD at least, with "DVD Best Quality 90 Minutes" this will give you very high DVD quality. You can also play around with th maximum bitrate as well as the average. But as you raise this, you may make a disk which won't play on older players. Good DVD compression programs (hollywood) from my own searching cost a lot of money.
For web, I like to use, also in compressor, H.264 as a template. It's what they use on Apple's trailer sites and with the right finegeling you can get it good. The problem with all of this is the file size. Last I checked my Demo in H.264 is around 30mb.
Getting the best out of compression is often a series of trials and errors, though.
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#3 David Rakoczy

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:48 AM

For the web I use (in Compressor) Web > Streaming > Quicktime 7 Compatible > H.264 Lan Streaming. With this, even the larger size files start almost immediately.
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#4 Jase Ryan

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:56 PM

Great.. thanks!
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