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Kaye Woods
sorenson squeeze
on Oct 22, 2009 at 1:13:20 pm

I have Sorenson Squeeze and am trying to encode my video to flash. I've been told to make sure the video I import into squeeze is uncompressed (H.264 looks horrible when encoded to flash) I have found this to be true. But what is truly uncompressed? I've looked at the sequence settings in FCP and would export using the compressor settings (in this case DVCPRO HD 720p60) and I have also tried exporting with the compression type saying "uncompressed." You would think these two files would be the same size, but they are drastically different from each other, with DVCPRO HD 720p60 being a larger file size. Anyway, when I use either of these to squeeze into a flash file, when playing it back in Adobe Media Player it is SUPER choppy, very clear (high quality), but a very low file size. I haven't mastered any settings to compress video to flash and am constantly tweaking with the settings that worked for me before. I wish it would be easier, like recommended settings for this or that... any way, does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? I'm trying to get this video ready for a client who wants it on her website!


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Andrew Saliga
Re: sorenson squeeze
on Oct 22, 2009 at 5:49:00 pm

What is your native codec in your FCP timeline?

You said high quality, low file size, but plays choppy. Sounds odd. What is the duration and resolution of your movie? What do you consider to be a "very low" file size? What one considers "low" is relative?

-Andrew Saliga

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Kaye Woods
Re: sorenson squeeze
on Oct 23, 2009 at 12:27:31 am

The native codec in my timeline is DVCPRO HD 720p60... which I just read on another website, is the worst codec... hmm. I'll try exporting it as HDV 720 then compressing to flash.

When I say high quality, and low file size, it means I'm starting with a minute long video that is 1GB and am compressing it to a 4MB flash file. As a still shot, it looks perfect HD, which is what I mean when I say looks high quality. 4MB is way too small right? I've used the same settings in sorenson before and the video was fine. I'm not sure why I'm having trouble with this one, but I've retried over a dozen times with minor tweaks. Do you have any idea what I should do? Thanks!


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Kaye Woods
Re: sorenson squeeze
on Oct 23, 2009 at 12:38:59 am

sorry i responded in the last post incorrectly. I misread about the DVCPRO HD codec, and since that's not the issue I don't know what is. :(


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Andrew Saliga
Re: sorenson squeeze
on Oct 23, 2009 at 7:22:10 pm

4Mb isn't necessarily too small. What you need to do is find the right quality to file size ratio that suits the needs of the client.

I just compressed four 60 second spots and the were all around 3.6MB. Keep in mind that they are only 392x294.

Realize that high file size doesn't necessarily reflect level of quality. Some codecs are more efficient than others.

-Andrew Saliga

Steelehouse Productions
http://www.steelehouse.com (undergoing a much-needed redesign)
http://www.vimeo.com/steelehouse


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