2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 15, 2016 10:55 AM by Szalam

    Compress in After Effects or Premiere?


      Hi, If you are exporting video from After Effects to bring into Premiere which will eventually go on the web, is it best to compress the After Effects files first or make them higher quality and compress when you export from Premiere? Thanks

        • 1. Re: Compress in After Effects or Premiere?
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          That's an absolute non-question. why would you even want to degrade your footage already when you know you are going to edit it further in Premiere. You need to read up on what "digital intermediate" workflows are. Retaining the best possible quality as long as possible is common best practice. There would be zero benefit of pre-encoding anything from AE, since even Premiere's smart-rendering will have to re-render stuff as soon as you change anything.



          • 2. Re: Compress in After Effects or Premiere?
            Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            As Mylenium says, you want the highest quality you can have out of AE to use in Premiere. A digital intermediate will not have any quality loss at all (or nearly none). Cineform, which is native to newer versions of CC is a good choice - it's a pretty good balance of quality and file size. QuickTime with the PNG codec is technically lossless and a decent file size considering that.