4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 4, 2013 9:08 AM by William6789

    Video quality vs. export time


      I am fairly new to Premiere Pro as I have used a company version for 6 months and just purchased CS6.  My question is about video quality versus time to export.  I realize some of this is somewhat subjective, but just need some guidance from more seasoned users.  I created a video that I trimmed to exactly 5 minutes.  I then exported it using several different settings (listed below).  I shot the video using 1080-60i and then exported it using a PPro preset called HD720p 29.97 under the H.264 Format.  I then added some extras, one at a time and timed each export.  I would like to know how to get the maximum video quality, but don't want to spend a lot of time exporting as my videos will be 90 minutes to 2 hours long.  By the way, I could not really see a lot of difference in the different test videos.  I know it sounds like I may already have my answer, but just wanted more experienced input.


      1) Original video saved using HD720p29.97------------61 seconds

      2) Same as #1, but add VBR-2Pass---------------------120 seconds

      3) Same as #1, but add Max Rend----------------------- 62 seconds

      4) Same as #1, but change level from 3.2 to 4.2------150 seconds

      5) All items (1-4) above are checked--------------------330 seconds