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Craig Seeman
Re: Export issues Premiere Pro
on Sep 12, 2014 at 3:56:25 pm

[Bret Williams] "I also see in his article he's sticking with 2 pass VBR."

I didn't see that in the article. Someone else mentions VBR in the comments.

Generally (with some exceptions I believe) Apple's H.264 encoder does best when using High Profile CABAC Single Pass. There is no 2/Multipass option when using those settings. I believe Jan Ozer mentioned that those settings come very close to matching x264.

Adobe BTW is using MainConcept's encoder unless that's changed.

Apple's H.264 encoding had been pretty bad up until recently. That they can get close to x264 quality denotes a significant improvement.

This article is worth reading

Jan Ozer notes the following on page 2

Overall, at its best, the Apple codec produces better quality than the MainConcept codec, which is the only H.264 codec used in the Adobe Media Encoder, and is also an option in desktop tools like Sorenson Squeeze and Telestream Episode.

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