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John Mullan
Aftre effects MP4 output
on Aug 1, 2012 at 1:41:42 pm

Hello
I'm creating MP4 videos for outdoor an advertising screen 1600p w X 1800 w.
If i try to render out MP4s from AE i get 'settings mismatch' and the video size gets changed in the render.
So i have to render out massive uncompressed QT animation files.
then convert them to MP4s in QT pro, which has no problems with my custom size.

My question is, can i get MP4s out of AE at my custom size above?
and so avoid rendering, then converting.

Thanks
Coookie


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Walter Soyka
Re: Aftre effects MP4 output
on Aug 1, 2012 at 9:16:04 pm

Different encoders have varying degrees of how strictly they adhere to the specs -- and that includes their abilities to encode to arbitrary (non-standard) raster sizes. You may not be able to avoid an intermediate render.

That's ok, though -- I generally recommend against encoding to MP4 directly from AE anyway. MPEG-4 and H.264 generally benefit from multi-pass encoding, which AE's render queue is not capable of. This can give you better results in a smaller file.

Walter Soyka
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John Mullan
Re: Aftre effects MP4 output
on Aug 2, 2012 at 9:44:09 am

Thanks Walter
Multipass / Quality isn't that important
the display screen can't display details anyway.
but i have a lot of MP4s to make and am trying to streamline the process


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Walter Soyka
Re: Aftre effects MP4 output
on Aug 2, 2012 at 2:08:35 pm

[John Mullan] "i have a lot of MP4s to make and am trying to streamline the process"

You can use MPEG Streamclip as a front-end to QuickTime's encoders. MPEG Streamclip supports batch lists, so you can take a lot of the repetitive manual work out of the workflow.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events


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