Best output settings for HD?
by lee mackreath on Apr 13, 2012 at 7:26:58 am
I normally output all my stuff using the mainconcept codec to create mp4 files. I use this as mp4's are the recommended file type to upload to vimeo for their size and usability.
What I am wondering though is in generaly what would be the best output settings if size and file type was not restricted (not included uncompressed avi as that is ridiculously big). My output needs are to view to files through a WD media streamer, so I am not looking to create dvds or blu rays or always output to the web all the time.
Re: Best output settings for HD? by Robert Lin on Apr 15, 2012 at 6:57:56 pm
I have several WD media players connected to network drives over a 1Gb wired network.
I create a Sony AVC video file and Wav file, combine them in an MKV wrapper and add subtitles and chapters.
My AVC settings (for progressive video) are:
Frame Size: 1280x720
Frame rate: 59.940 (Double NTSC)
Field Order: Progressive scan
Pixel Aspect: 1.0000
Bit Rate: 21,999,616
Audio is encoded as:
These play very well across my network and serve as quality backups of my projects. The video bit rate can be increased to 25,999,360 bps in Vegas Pro 11, but at that bit rate DVDA claims it's not Blu-ray compliant! This wouldn't be a problem in your case.
The WD media player can display the subtitles and use the chapters, albeit via the option; its not ideal but it works.