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Paul Korver
Resolve Feature Request - Bitrate Choices for H.264 Renders
on Feb 8, 2013 at 4:55:09 am

Anyone else want the ability to select a bitrate when encoding H.264 files out of Resolve? We typically use H.264s (a lot) for encoding web versions (ie. HD Vimeo / YouTube). To look great and also stream well they need to have bitrates between 2.5 - 6 Mbps depending on the frame size. Currently when you make and H.264 it encodes at a very very high bitrate so as to be unusable for what we view as the primary purpose of an H.264... to make nice looking streaming web or proxy media. I love all the development going on for Resolve (bravo team Blackmagic) but I think a reasonable feature request would be to enter in a target bitrate (or select from a predetermined list).

Anyone agree?

-Paul

EP / Partner - Cinelicious
http://cinelicious.tv/


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Eric Rosen
Re: Resolve Feature Request - Bitrate Choices for H.264 Renders
on Feb 8, 2013 at 5:56:29 am

Page 563 of the manual.
Render settings in the "Output" section.
When you pick H264 the "Set Compression Quality" setting becomes active.
You cannot set specific bit-rates but you do a get a variety of quality choices.

Eric Rosen
Lightpress Inc.
http://www.lightpress.tv
http://www.colormatters.tv
p. 206.552.9806


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Al Arnold
Re: Resolve Feature Request - Bitrate Choices for H.264 Renders
on Feb 8, 2013 at 5:41:34 pm

Compression quality and bitrate are two different things. I'm with Paul. User selectable bitrates would be beneficial for preview/reference quicktimes, as well as web deliverables.


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Paul Korver
Re: Resolve Feature Request - Bitrate Choices for H.264 Renders
on Feb 12, 2013 at 6:19:58 pm

Read the Manual? Psha!! :) Thanks for pointing this out Eric. Will take a look but it does seem like optimizing (ability to set bitrates etc) H.264 delivery would be ideal as H.264 is likely the most common form of a file based distribution for motion content.

EP / Partner - Cinelicious
http://cinelicious.tv/


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Chris Hall
Re: Resolve Feature Request - Bitrate Choices for H.264 Renders
on Feb 9, 2013 at 5:20:57 pm

+1 here for this feature. Would save an extra leg of encoding to be able to dial this in on the delivery page. On a side note, we recently just had a client ask for a 4K MP4/H264 deliverable for Sony's new online 4K streaming service. Alas we couldn't deliver it due to the 60Mbps bit rate it called for (compressor 4 can't even encode an H264/MP4 at that bitrate, and after a bit of looking around I couldn't find much else that could currently). For the future H264 and eventually H265 will be a common deliverable, and it would be great if Resolve could generate these with plenty of options to boot.

Chris Hall
Colorist - Basher Films
Pasadena, CA


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