Background banding when compressed in AE?
by Daniel De Silva on Feb 10, 2015 at 9:46:17 am
I have a small issue, I added a background layer (72 dpi - JPEG) into my AE file, (both 1920-1080 res). When I go to render it at H.264 I receive banding on my background? Although when I export it from .ps there is already a slight bit of banding in the first place which I don't want, but obviously not as much.
Re: Background banding when compressed in AE? by Dave LaRonde on Feb 11, 2015 at 5:45:44 pm
It's a bad idea to render to H.264 using AE. First, AE Can't do multipass encoding, which improves image quality. Render to a lossless codec, THEN use Adobe Media Encoder to make the H.264. You'll get much better results, plus you'll have a lossless file for archiving and encoding for different uses... which ain't too shabby.
Nest nest your 1920x1080 comp in a 1280x720 comp, scale the layer to fit the comp, and render. Boom. Done. A 720 file. Neat, huh?
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Re: Background banding when compressed in AE? by Daniel De Silva on Feb 11, 2015 at 6:28:03 pm
Which codec would be best for loseless quality? thanks! yeah i figured the nesting and resizing down to 720p, but when i render it to h.264 the colour quality is very washed out, when i render it in quicktime with a h.264 codec the colour image is good? Is what you described above the best way around this?