I am currently working as an editor for a company producing videos for the web. We have our own server that we post to (i.e. not youtube or vimeo) and it has fairly tight restrictions for what the videos need to be. They require a 640x360 .MOV file that is at the absolute maximum 500MB. Now I am editing 2 to 3 minute videos and have been able to get the videos to work fine under these conditions but I was wondering if there were any changes to my workflow that could make the end product look better and less compressed.
Convert all files to .MOV with iSkysoft Converter (when using footage from multiple different cameras)
Import to Final Cut Pro 7
Export using Quicktime Conversion (MOV H.264)
I know quicktime conversion is not popular for videos but I can't seem to get a better image quality when using compresser. Maybe I need help with my compresser settings.
Anywho, any sort of help would be appreciated. Thanks!