3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 23, 2009 9:37 AM by (Mati_Kala)

    Best quality export/compressing

    Level 1
      Hi

      i'm really struggling with premiere's export settings and then later compressing a video with virtual dub. just can't get the quality/file size into reasonable ratio :(

      any suggestions what settings should i use on the premiere CS4 export media page?

      i've got loads of versions of the same output file and all of them has somekind of downside. 1 is like too square, the other one has too bad quality etc...

      what settings should i use?
      NB! i haven't got the Huffyuv or Lagarith lossless codec in my codecs list - maybe that's the problem when i'm using the Microsoft avi export page?
      how can i add them to the list??? i've got the huffyuv installed with k-lite mega codec pack...

      i'm using this tutorial in VirtualDub(+audio processing-> 192kbps CBR):
      http://wiki.digital-digest.com/index.php/VirtualDub:_Two_Pass_Encoding

      i've tried even this program:
      http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/978416-post21.html
      and thisone makes the video area too small :( quality isn't very good either...

      PS: my file is 13minutes long. 250MB should be ok for that length? (to put up a download on a website).

      FLV output file seems quite ok in quality wise, but what settings should i really use for that format? i think something got messed up with that aswell...

      my source is 720x576 25fps raw footage. 2 tapes. 1 is 10GB, the other one is 12,x

      here's an example of mpeg2 export:
      http://www.hot.ee/rohvel/muuvi.JPG
      972MB ????

      thanks!
        • 1. Re: Best quality export/compressing
          Level 1
          and here's the freakin square that i can't figure out... :S :( :
          http://www.hot.ee/rohvel/square.JPG

          it must be wide like this:
          http://www.hot.ee/rohvel/NICEwide.JPG

          and here's the 'small video area' issue:
          http://www.hot.ee/rohvel/area.JPG

          help!
          • 2. Re: Best quality export/compressing
            Jim_Simon Level 8
            >i haven't got the Huffyuv or Lagarith lossless codec in my codecs list

            I like Lagarith myself. Just install the codec for it to show up in AME's list of options.

            >with k-lite mega codec pack...

            Maybe take that out first, though. It has caused many issues in the past.

            >my file is 13minutes long. 250MB should be ok for that length?

            You can get it much smaller with an H.264 output, and it looks pretty good, too.
            • 3. Re: Best quality export/compressing
              Level 1
              thanks.
              i think i got the hang of it now. atleast the ratio thing.
              took the k-lite codec pack off aswell - it ruined the h.264 before, but now i can see that it really has better quality... it won't show up in virtualdub though :( have to use it only through AME, which sucks a little..

              btw, is there a list of x64 system codecs that i would have to have on my pc?