1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 23, 2010 4:28 AM by Harm Millaard

    Which Bitrate mode is better?

    Daimeion D.

      Constant, Variable Unconstrained, or Variable Constrained?


      What's the difference between the three and when would you use them?

        • 1. Re: Which Bitrate mode is better?
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          If you have a good encoder VBR unconstrained 9-pass would be about the best you can get. AME does not give that option.


          With the options that AME gives you, it depends on the length of your sequence, the nature of your movie (slow or fast action, pans and zooms), the time you want to invest and the desired delivery format. As a general rule of thumb, the results from this calculator gives you nice results: DVD-HQ  Bitrate & GOP calculator


          Keep in mind that encoding is an art. Whole teams of encoders are employed in Hollywood just to make the best of their movies.

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