Re: Compression best practices
- I use VisualHub for the mac to make all of my versions. Flip4Mac handles the WMV encoding (enables it for VisualHub, IIRC). The only time I'll use quicktime player, FCP or Compressor is when I need to make sure I have control over keyframes, etc.
As far as quicktime, I found out from Justin Kownacki (http://somethingtobedesired.com) that there's a color depth difference between h.264 and regular mpeg-4. I agree with him that "regular" produces richer colors, but I still use h.264 for the lower data rates.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Adam Quirk <quirk@...> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I've used several compression UIs over the years, but I'm curious to hear
> what your favorites are, and what your process is.
> I really like SUPER by Erightsoft (http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html) but
> I usually have trouble converting from QT to WMV. Directshow seems to throw
> a wrench in the gears.
> I use QT Pro for almost all of my compression, but I'm still hunting for a
> good WMV solution.
> Windows Media Encoder isn't an option for me, as it almost always crashes
> for some reason.
> Is anyone still using Sorenson Squeeze?
> What is your process for compressing to all the different formats from your
> 1. Render uncompressed AVI at 1280x720p
> 2. Open in QT, Export Movie, h.264 1280x720p 2.5mbps
> 3. Open in QT, Export for Web, iPhone m4v and iPhone 3gp
> 4. Open in Super, Export to WMV9 1280x720p 2.5mbps
> Note: I'm on PC, but if you're on Mac please feel free to share too. Someone
> else may be interested.
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