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Robert Sherwood
BEST compressor settings for MPEG 4
on Nov 27, 2009 at 12:22:48 pm

Hi I need help with MPEG 4 settings.. I'm screening my surf film in a couple days and the projectionist said I need to convert my film to MPEG 4 to be able to play it..
It's currently saved as HDV 1080i50 it goes for 30mins.

NEED HELP!!!!

Thanks,
Robert Sherwood


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Rafael Amador
Re: BEST compressor settings for MPEG 4
on Nov 27, 2009 at 12:46:24 pm

Hi Robert,
MPGStreamclip makes MP4 with H264 embed.
Set it:
- 100% quality.
- Don't check "Limit data rate" (unless you have to do it).
- Multipass & B-Frame
- Frame 1929x1080 (HDTV 1080i)
- Field dominace Upper First. Do not uncheck the "Interlaced Scaling.
Set AAC audio. You can rise the data rate over the default 256 Kbps.
Cheers,
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Robert Sherwood
Re: BEST compressor settings for MPEG 4
on Nov 27, 2009 at 1:14:15 pm

Hey Dave
Is MPGStream Clip in Compressor???? Or another program? I'm new to all of this..

Thanks for getting back to me,
Rob

Robert Sherwood


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Robert Sherwood
Re: BEST compressor settings for MPEG 4
on Nov 27, 2009 at 1:29:44 pm

I've downloaded MPGStream Clip..

do i check multipass and b-frames??

do i write 25 in frame rate?? do i check frame blending or better downscaling?

thanks

Robert Sherwood


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Rafael Amador
Re: BEST compressor settings for MPEG 4
on Nov 27, 2009 at 1:57:26 pm

[Robert Sherwood] "do i check multipass and b-frames?? "
Yes. Better encoding.

[Robert Sherwood] "do i write 25 in frame rate?"
No necessary. Will keep the "in going" frame rate.

[Robert Sherwood] "do i check frame blending or better downscaling? "
No.

Is your first experience with MPGstreamclip. Is an incredible tool. It makes many processes as good as Compressor and much faster.
rafael



http://www.nagavideo.com


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Robert Sherwood
Re: BEST compressor settings for MPEG 4
on Nov 27, 2009 at 2:03:57 pm

Thanks for the help Rafael!

Will these setting be good enough to show at the cinemas?
It's getting run through a hard drive and projector I think..

Rob

Robert Sherwood


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Rafael Amador
Re: BEST compressor settings for MPEG 4
on Nov 27, 2009 at 2:40:11 pm

Hi Robert,
For a cinema i wouldn't go to H264.
Playing with a computer you are not that constrained by the data rate.
Your movie is HDV. I guess that your original footage is HDV, and I guess that you have render your footage. You shouldn't have exported your movie back to HDV, unless you intended to print back to HDV tape or so.
If you render to a less compressed codec, this don't go to improve the image, but will avoid further degradation. Most of the people that are shooting DV, DV50, HDV, XDCAM or so (all 420/411 formats), render to Prores. As soon as you have to render your footage, is worth. If you don't have to render keep in the native codec (the perfect workflow would be to go to Uncompress, but this make tooo big files).
In case you decide to go this way and you end up with a Prores or PhotoJPEG (another very good codec) movie, you can project that master.
Would be much better than an H264 for a projection and you can play this without problem in an average laptop with FW 800.
rafael


http://www.nagavideo.com


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