Video file conversion help needed...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Feste, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Feste macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2005
    I just finished editing a video and posting it on youtube. I had a bugger of a time reducing the file size and I still am not convinced that the quality or the clarity is very good. I am open to suggestions and would really appreciate anyone who can help me with file conversion. I edited the video with Final Cut HD and exported using QuickTime Conversion and the following settings:

    Compression: H.264
    Quality: Best
    Key Frame rate:24
    Frame reordering: yes
    Encoding: multi pass
    Dimensions: 640x480

    I then used Visual hub to get the file size down to 100mb.

    one of these links should work:
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Okay, first, don't compress twice. Export from Final Cut in its native size/quality and codec (I'm assuming DV).

    Then use something like Visual Hub to compress that file down to H.264. I'd suggest de-interlacing and pre-shrinking the frame size down to 320 x 240 (the native size of YouTube videos) and using around 1000 kbps to preserve quality. That should be perfectly fine.
  3. ShakeWellProd macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2008

    I was looking for this formula everywhere!!! Thanks Dude!!!

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