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Does Animation Codec have Constant or Variable Bitrate?

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Jill DiBiase
Does Animation Codec have Constant or Variable Bitrate?
on Sep 3, 2015 at 7:26:57 pm

I am working on a project, where I made the client an Apple Animation file. The feedback I received was that the video needs to have constant bitrate, not variable. I have tried Media Encoder, Compressor, After Effects, and Quicktime player, and none of those give me the option to change the bitrate. I know you can change Bitrate VBR or CBR on an H.264, but I can't get that option on Animation.
Thanks!


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Joe Bell
Re: Does Animation Codec have Constant or Variable Bitrate?
on Jan 20, 2017 at 4:24:46 pm

Hi Jill, I am not an expert on this, however I believe it is variable due to the lossless compression and likely hood of adjacent same pixel values i.e. a bunch of white background can be represented differently than saying RGBA 255 for every single pixel. I've never heard of a constant bit rate animation file. Why did they want it?

This has probably come too late, I found the thread searching for something else.


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