Currently i'm producing videos for this online TV www.cyberview.com.my/cyberjayatv. Feedback from the our service provider, to get a smooth streaming videos it should not exceed 500kbps when exporting to FLV/MP4.
So my question is how can i maintain the quality of the video since 500kbps video that i export out looked pixeleted? is there any other tips to at least get a quality video? currently shooting using DV Tape.
That's a pretty low bitrate. It's not going to look great no matter what you do. Ideally you want to at least double that for SD video.
Jim is correct. Now, depending on the video content, you might be able to export at 15 frames per second (like with training videos). That would provide a higher quality at the same bitrate - but only if the nature of the video allows for it. You certainly can't do that if there is a lot of motion.
Now, I have to ask. What kind of service provider can't do better than that? YouTube suggests 8Mb/s for HD, and Vimeo suggests 5Mb/s for HD. Both play very smooth on my PC, how about yours?
If you are going to have a very small frame size, like 320X240, you might be fine with 500Kb/s.