Mpeg Streamclip Compression Settings for Video Digital Download

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by crimsonverbs, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. crimsonverbs macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys!

    I have been searching and searching around the net and on these forums for an answer but I am trying to find out what you guys would consider a good format for a digital download of a movie or in my case, a 3 hour educational video.

    I am trying to fit the entire 3 hour video in under 2.5 GB file size which is the max allowed to serve so I was wondering if you think it would be better to export the 1080p footage in: 720p @ 50 quality or 480p @ 80 quality?

    Does anybody know some good settings in mpeg streamclip to minimize file size without losing quality?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kevin Monahan macrumors regular

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    Regarding compression, the best way is to export a short section (a few seconds is fine) and try the various settings yourself. With a short source file, you can check this quickly. It's the best way to check as most of us have little experience compressing a 3 hr. file. One thing I can say is to choose the H.264 codec for export.
     
  3. crimsonverbs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Kevin, thanks for your reply,

    Yeah, I know that I have been doing that... I can fit it into a 2.5gb either way.. I just didn't know if bringing the quality down to 60 in 720p was a good idea... Or if I should just go for 480p @ 80 quality. I thought there might be some other compression settings that would be good for optimization...

    But what I also want to know is if you where downloading a video digitally to play on your computer... Would you want it in 480p or 720p or something else? What is the standard format for this?
     

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