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  • Sun, Jan 8 2012 4:39 PM

    • BreeSison
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    Best export settings?

    Hey guys.  The only thing I want in the world is to be able to export a 12 minute timeline to a format I can post on Vimeo.  Sounds simple right?  1) it takes forever 2) they seem to come out grainy 3) the files it exports are enormous.  I'd prefer a QT file and it was shot in 16x9 so it would be nice to not squish the video.

    What is the best export setting for Avid Newscutter?  Please help this sad girl who keeps wasting time and getting frustrated.

  • Sun, Jan 8 2012 11:33 PM In reply to

    Re: Best export settings?

    You will probably do best with a QT movie using H264 compression. I'm going to assume you've been trying the generic export presets that come with your user settings. I strongly recommend you click on the "untitled" export profile, then choose quicktime movie as the export type, and click the "custom" button. This opens up many additional parameters so that you can custom tailor an export profile to your liking, including compression type, quality level, bit rates, frame size, etc. Once you've created a profile, name it using "save as" and then click "save" to lock it in. You may need to experiment with the variables until you get what you consider the best combination of visual quality, file size and throughput time.

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    Larry Rubin

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  • Sun, Jan 8 2012 11:34 PM In reply to

    Re: Best export settings?

    Moving this thread to the Media Composer PC Forum.

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  • Mon, Jan 9 2012 12:08 AM In reply to

    Re: Best export settings?

    Do not use MC for H264 through its H264 (QT's actually) preset.

    Export as QT Movie or QT ref Same as source and then encode

    with TMPGEnc (I use this) or Sorenson or a dedicated encoder.

     

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    Larry as long as I live I will remember you.

     

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  • Mon, Jan 9 2012 12:26 AM In reply to

    • jwrl
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    Re: Best export settings?

    Totally agree with George's post.  If you want quality don't use the QT H264 codec.  I use either Squeeze from a QTref or Adobe's media encoder.  Both use the Main Concept encoder, and both give vastly better results than the QT version that Avid uses.

    So there you go.  TMPGenc, Sorenson Squeeze, Adobe ME, or anything else but the QT encoder.  With any of those you will still get a .MOV file, but it will be much better quality.

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  • Mon, Jan 9 2012 12:29 AM In reply to

    • BreeSison
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    Re: Best export settings?

    Thanks Larry!  I'm trying that now.

    But I'm concerned by George's suggestion to export same as source or QTref and then encode.  Is that the better option?  It sounds more complicated... and as you may have guessed, I'm not good with complicated Avid stuff.  :-/  I also don't have access to Sorenson and can't download new software to my work computer where all these media files are stored.  Yikes.

  • Mon, Jan 9 2012 12:45 AM In reply to

    Re: Best export settings?

    You have also the MPEG Streamclip "encoder" which actually uses QT but in a "better" way.

    Download this and give it a try.

    There is no need to install it is a simple .exe.

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    Larry as long as I live I will remember you.

     

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  • Mon, Jan 9 2012 12:51 AM In reply to

    Re: Best export settings?

    After that give me your project / format and the details of the export and I will try to make you a suitable H264 preset.

    Desktop PC

     

    Corsair RM750X|Asus P8Z68 Deluxe(Gen3)|i7 2600K@4.4|Corsair 32G DDR3|PNY Quadro P2000(390.77)|Samsung 850 Pro SSD(OS) 256 GB|2x2TB WD RE4@RAID 0|2x500GB Mushkin SSD@RAID 0|LG BH16NS40|W10 Pro 64bit|Media Composer Software 2018.12 with Symphony Option on Dongle|2xHP 22'' Monitors|M-Audio AV30 Speakers.

     

    Larry as long as I live I will remember you.

     

    3 Heads Digital Films

  • Mon, Jan 9 2012 12:55 AM In reply to

    Re: Best export settings?

    Bree:

    Opinions and preferences vary, but if you go to the pentagon channel website linked in my signature below, and then Documentaries, Recon, Future Soldier, you can see an example of a recent H264 export product from Newscutter 9.5.3 and judge the quality for yourself.

    Newscutter Nitris DX 9.5.3.5 * Media Composer 5.5.3.6 (At Home on PC running XP Pro) * Symphony 6.5.2.1 (At home on MacBook Pro3,1 running 10.7.2) * Interplay... [view my complete system specs]

    Larry Rubin

    Senior Editor

    The Pentagon Channel

    www.pentagonchannel.mil

  • Sat, Oct 26 2013 3:13 PM In reply to

    Re: Best export settings?

    I got issues when I export a project with photos, I do not get a quality results.

    I choose H.264, but I get a poor quality, the movie looks blur.

     

    Any sugestion?

     

    Thank you very much

  • Sat, Oct 26 2013 3:46 PM In reply to

    • smrpix
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    Re: Best export settings?

    Mark please create a new post for this question.  The answer may  or may not have anything to do with the original question in this almost 2 year old thread.

    When you re-post please include your computer specs, your Avid version, your project settings, how the images were ingested, and what the final purpose is (i.e. YouTube, Broadcast, Digital Cinema, etc)  Without this no one can give a meaningful response.

     

    (Nice to revisit Larry Rubin's words though, so thanks for that.)

  • Sat, Oct 26 2013 11:03 PM In reply to

    • jwrl
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    Re: Best export settings?

    smrpix:
    Nice to revisit Larry Rubin's words though, so thanks for that.
    At the risk of triggering several pages of OT responses, hear, hear!  He's sorely missed.

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  • Mon, Oct 28 2013 1:39 PM In reply to

    Re: Best export settings?

    Yes!!!! It works fine !!!

     

    Bu in my tests I cam get a excelent quality working with 24fps, 29.97 or above I get excelent quality.

     

    Thanks a lot

     

    Marco

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