Greetings video lovers,
im looking for any creative ideas regarding the exporting (creating or converting) of short (30 sec. + -) videos created in AE in the smallest size possible. What factors should i consider when exporting (bitrate, format, codec etc...) if anyone has any suggestions i will be very greatfull...
thanks a bunch.
[Yoni Zetz]"What factors should i consider when exporting"
The first is the target. Settings used for someone with a fiber channel web connection would not be the same for someone watching on a three year old Android phone.
[Yoni Zetz]" the smallest size possible."
Does this mean you don't care about quality at all? There's size vs quality vs compatibility tradeoffs which is why you must know your target. The closer you get to one size fits all the worse the quality may be. Maybe that's OK but you do need to understand that.
As to target for example:
A 30 second heavy motion graphics selling an upscale product might be very different than a 30 second simple static graphics targeting a poor working class community with a service by a gov't agency, would be entirely different settings given their likely viewing devices and internet connections available to them.
This is the deal : it is heavily graphics created in 3d and animated in After and played via Flash player with interaction with a mobile device. from tests we did on avrage computers with a pretty simple (not 3d and little animation) video, the computer had a hard time playing it with flash. now we might move to a different platform HTML 5 but either way the idea is to creat the smallest videos in size with the best looking results. pixilazation in uncceptable.
Thanks a million for the help. Sorry for my unperfect English.
bpp = 0.07 for minimally acceptable quality
bpp = 0.125 for OK quality (Apple standard)
bpp = 0.15 - 0.20 for good quality web streaming
bpp = 0.35 - 0.40 for very good quality local playback
bpp = 0.65 - 0.80 for Blu-ray quality
Maximum Bitrate: typically 1.5x Target Bitrate; could also just set to max for the Level
Key Frame Distance: Auto should be OK; set it to half the frame rate for high action footage
Profile: Baseline will play easily on most devices; Main and High profiles provide better compression
Passes: 2-pass VBR provides better results; single-pass is easier to decode (a consideration for older devices)
Use AME instead of the AE render queue for 2-pass encoding. Go to the Multiplexer tab and set Stream Compatibility to Standard. Export a short test clip at a few different settings and compare results.