I've had this question for a while now and thought it's worth checking and sharing in this forum.
I create some stills but mostly animations that I later intend sharing on social media,
Usually the process is rendering frames as PNG files, getting the sequence as a mp4\mov file in after effects. maybe if I need to edit it later I will put it through premier.
Then I usually upload it to my iphone and share it through some kind of app.
It's ok, but still not good. much quality is lost in this process.
Is there any other way to make this process a bit less harmful for the rendered animation ?
I see many good looking stuff online so I'm sure it's possible.
You could exporting it as an AVI file but the size of the file will be massive.
For me H.264 is still the best codec for socialmedia. In Premiere Pro/ Media Encoder you can change the bitrate how you like it.
Try this settings (for Premiere or Encoder):
- Codec H.264
- enable "Render with maximal depth"
- bitrate encoding - VBR, 1
- set traget bitrate/ maximal bitrate how you like it (keep in mind that Youtube decompresses the bitrate to 12Mbit/s for 1080p)
- enable "Use maximum render quality"