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Tom Maclachlan
Quicktime 10 - Good way to compress for web?
on Mar 28, 2011 at 12:49:19 am

Hi guys,

I'm trying to work out whether saving my vids as HD 1080 files from within Quicktime 10 will give me good web results (highest image quality for lowest file size).

My specs:

Macbook Pro
Mac OS X 10.6.6
2.6 GHZ
4gb Ram
Final Cut Pro 7.0
Quicktime 10.0

So, I have a 1 minute clip with sequence settings as Apple Pro Res LT (1920x1080)

I usually just export that to Quicktime without compression from FCP.

I then save that file as 1080p HD from within Quicktime 10.0. It compresses using h.264 at 10 Mbit/s.

I'm usually happy with the results - good quality and low file size. But I've been told it's not the best way to compress for YouTube and Vimeo playback.

Any thoughts on a better process?

Cheers,

Tom


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Quicktime 10 - Good way to compress for web?
on Mar 28, 2011 at 11:01:31 am

Tom,

Sure do!

Take your video into Compressor. Use the Youtube Setting. It's optimized for a decent size as an upload....and that will be handled by Youtube and Vimeo well.

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Edward Cook
Re: Quicktime 10 - Good way to compress for web?
on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:27:39 am

I was wondering the same, I don't see any difference in the save as 1080p from quicktime or the export using compressor... why is the 'save as'not recomended?
thanks


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Craig Seeman
Re: Quicktime 10 - Good way to compress for web?
on Feb 1, 2013 at 1:43:44 pm

Compressor gives you control over the settings.
Unless you analyze the encode with something like Media Info I'm not sure how you'd know the settings are similar as they're concealed in Quicktime X.

Quicktime X on OS 10.8.2 has no "Save As" There's Export and Share.
Quicktime X on 10.6.8 has a Save As with just a few presets with no user control either.



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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Quicktime 10 - Good way to compress for web?
on Feb 1, 2013 at 4:06:45 pm

Compressor (based on the defaults!) are set to properly handle frame rates and interlacing, QuickTimeX and QuickTime 7 players know nothing about such things.


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