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Horst Dendemann
Instagram Render Settings: Bad bad quality
on Oct 28, 2018 at 6:42:17 pm

Hi guys,
I've uploaded a short video (audio animation video 15secs) to instagram and it's looking horrible (green blocks, artifacts, really bad quality)
plus the audio and the video animation are out of sync...
in the preview window in instagram the video is looking fine.
I searched the internet for the settings and I'm quite sure I've done everything right... but it looks horrible...
I've seen videos with very very good quality...

Here are my settings
after effects comp:
1080x1080 px
framerate 29,97

adobe media encoder :
Bitrate Encoding: VBR, 2 Pass
Target Bitrate: 3Mbps
Maximum Bitrate: 4Mbps

Render at Maximum Depth
Use Maximum Render Quality

320 kb

I manually drop the new mp4 video via USB cable to my android phone... and do the video posting via the app...

Like I said, the video and the audio sync looks really great in the first instagram preview window...
I choose no filter...

the result is so bad ☹
one of the main issues is some kind of stop&go, clumsy, bumpy playback, so the audio animation isn't in sync...

what am I missing???

do I have to export the after effects animation into premiere to get better results?

Thanks for your help.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Instagram Render Settings: Bad bad quality
on Oct 29, 2018 at 5:42:47 pm

You really ought to look at the delivery specifications for Instagram.
I haven't, but I'm 99% sure you'll find them. Then follow them.

Simply making something in common codecs & media containers may not yield the best results. 1080x1080 may be too big for Instagram, for example.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Eric Santiago
Re: Instagram Render Settings: Bad bad quality
on Oct 30, 2018 at 1:29:28 am

You can go nuts with Instagram and no issues.
mostly length of video.

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