2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 9, 2008 5:25 AM by Nanomedia

    quicktime usage in director

    whitestar7
      Hi all,

      I am using quicktime movies in director and trying to get them to play smoothly, at the moment the quicktime movies are set as:

      1024x576 (have to use it at this size)
      25 fps
      Sorenson 3 compression

      Can anyone recommend which Data Rate or any other settings I should use to try and get this to play smooth

      Thankyou
        • 1. Re: quicktime usage in director
          Level 7
          Depends on your target computers. If you are targeting new high end
          PCs, then the numbers will be very different from older ones. And where
          will the quicktime movies be? I ask because you will never get video at
          that size to stream off a CD smoothly... if it is on the hard drive,
          then you stand a chance. For faster machines.

          Either way, I don't have the numbers for you. It is usually a whole lot
          of testing and retesting on equipment that is somewhat like your minimum
          requirement...

          And the program you use to do the compression will make a difference.
          Sorensen 3 is a good codec, but different programs implement it
          different, and the output of most programs... Premier, After Effects,
          etc does not often look as good as that which is made using Sorensen
          Squeeze or some other professional compression programs.
          • 2. quicktime usage in director
            Nanomedia Level 1
            quote:

            Originally posted by: whitestar7
            1024x576 (have to use it at this size)
            25 fps
            Sorenson 3 compression

            Can anyone recommend which Data Rate or any other settings I should use to try and get this to play smooth



            Use a bitrate of 1.2 Mbit/s
            But that resolution is not recommended for internet streaming.