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> compressor Cinepak Codec by Radius
That's a horrible and ancient codec. Don't use it unless you have a specific requirement to use it.
> Microsoft DV AVI with a different compressor such as DV NTSC or DV PAL?
Just about anything is better than Cinepak or Indeo 3.2 -- but the exact compressor/settings you choose usually depends on your sourcess and your intentions. What is this file going to be used for? What is your target platform? Do you live in North America or Japan (NTSC) or somewhere else (PAL)?
Thanks Dan for the reply.
I do live in North America, so the best for me would be MS DV AVI with DV-NTSC compressor, correct?
Probably, but this depends of the other things I mentioned also:
1.) What are your Premiere project settings?
2.) Where did your source clips come from? Are they captures from a DV camera?
3.) What are you planning to do with this .AVI file? Write it back to DV tape, convert to DVD, Blu-Ray, post for download on the web, make a "master" of the timeline from which to make future/multiple conversions?
My source clips came from .AVI files, and I am going to upload my final .AVI to YouTube.
Well, I don't know about the particular requirements of YouTube, but NTSC DV seems to be the best match for your project and sources. It will be way too large to upload, however. Keep your NTSC DV export as a backup on a drive or DVD-ROM (or run it back onto DV tape).
There are others here who can guide you on the best format for use with YouTube -- it's probably not .AVI (maybe .mp4, .flv, .wmv ??)
Yes, .mp4 is the best for YouTube, but it does not give a "High Quality" option onto my videos for some reason unless its .AVI
And I just exported my video, it is a little over 2 minutes long at 400MB+, so it can upload to YouTube!
Thanks Dan :)
Always export in the same format as your source material, anything else is considered a transcode which typically results in a loss of quality or buggy performance. The exception to this is exporting lossless, though the only difference between exporting lossless and the same format as your source is that lossless files are 20x bigger, yet quality is exactly the same.