1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 1, 2013 11:51 AM by Szalam

    best compression for ken burns effect

    shoutzager Level 1

      Hey,

       

      I am doing a 2 minute animation that is all ken burns effect.  The size is 720 x 1280. On the images that have a lot of detail like brickwork, there is a noticeable pop where you can see compression for a few frames and then it clears up. 

       

      I am making a h264 mpg movie straight out of AE.  Any ideas?

       

      S. Houtzager

        • 1. Re: best compression for ken burns effect
          Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          shoutzager wrote:

           

          I am making a h264 mpg movie straight out of AE.  Any ideas?

          Yes. I have an idea. Don't do that.

           

          AE is definitely not the best tool for making an H.264. Render an intermediate file out of AE (lossless or nearly lossless, such as Quicktime with the PNG codec, Quicktime with the PhotoJPEG codec, Cineform, or DNxHD). Then use the Adobe Media Encoder to make the H.264. Use multipass compression. Adjust the keyframe distance, etc. The cool thing is that you won't have to render your AE comp over and over again for each time you need to test a different setting in your compression. You're just running off of the already rendered intermediate file.