I am trying to render 9 seconds video in Quicktime(.mov). It's taking too long and around size of 1.7 GB.
what is too long? 1.7gb for a 10 second video sounds about right for a lossless compression. have you read this?
Thanks for your quick reply. I have already seen it and tried it but doesn't work. Too long means it's taking too much time. Thanks!
it but doesn't work
what doesn't work? what are you expecting exactly? if it's smaller file sizes - you file size is o.k and suits a lossless compression, if it's the render time - that really depends on what you got inside your composition.
you should provide:
1. workflow details (what are your output settings fo the render)
2. a clear view of your composition (screenshot of your Ae interface)
3. specify in numbers what is happening ("it takes 3 hours to render 10 seconds" for example) so we can know what is the problem
4. you should specify the Ae version and OS exact numbers in any case where this could be a compatibility or bug issue
so far we have not demonstrated that there's even a problem.
It's taking around 20 minutes for 9 seconds video
what are your output settings in the render queue. what are your format and format options. this could be o.k for what you have there. we can't see much out of this. this was supposed to give us an idea on what you got in there. if there's only one layer visible and the other are in precomps and not visible we can't tell. what effects are you using? when you render notice that you got a twirl down arrows - open them up and see where's the hold up.
First, NEVER use Quicktime H.264. Apple is no longer supporting that format in a Quicktime container and it never worked well.
Second, study up on rendering. MP4 h.264 is the standard for distribution right now but you should be using the Adobe Media Encoder.
Rick's advice is golden - firstly you should encode your composition with the proper rendering workflow. if you are looking to create a video to post online or for playback purposes you should use the common H.264 unless you know otherwise by the technical specification you were given on the receiving end. this could or could not be related to how long it takes for you to render, that as said before relates to what exactly you got going on there (effects mostly). you can make a 10 seconds composition take 2 years if you set it up wrong.
guess you should read again the links I provided earlier.
Actually I first used 'Animation' instead of 'H.264'. But didn't get succeed.
By the way, can you please tell me in detail, what is common h.264? I didn't find any option like this in the settings.
Thank you so much!!
You use the presets in the Adobe Media Encoder. It's in the links.
Thank you so much Rick. I really appreciate. Will check again.
Hi Rick and Roei,
I tried to render it with Lossless AVI too. But the same thing happens. And yes even the preview is playing too too slow in the program monitor in after effects.
Can you tell me what's this and how to deal with this?
Thanks for your time and help!