4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 16, 2010 11:56 AM by rbsiv

    Best codec to use to encode MOV files? H.264?

    rbsiv Level 1

      Adobe Premiere CS5 beginner here, though I have used earlier versions of Premiere Elements quite a bit.

       

      I'm trying to export video clips for web viewing. These clips must be in MOV format (i.e. no mp4, flv, etc). Some of them are high-motion and I'd like the best possible quality with reasonable filesize, but not sure what codecs offered by Premiere are best. I tried using the Quicktime H.264 codec, but the control panel options are limited (no options for 2-pass VBR, setting min/max bitrates, etc) and honestly the result was surprisingly blocky.

       

      Is there a way to expand the control panel for Quicktime H.264? Or is there a preferable QT codec offered in CS5? Any help would be much appreciated...