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aakash chopra
Exporting mp4 motion graphics
on Mar 13, 2020 at 8:07:00 am

Hey I want to export motion graphics in mp4 so that it is small in size and still in decent quality. I usually export to .avi and then use a software wondershare hd video converter to convert it to .mp4 . but sometimes it looses it's detail too much and quality gets very bad. Any recommendations about any alternative format or better way to approach same kind of procedure


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John Williams
Re: Exporting mp4 motion graphics
on Mar 13, 2020 at 12:10:48 pm

Hi there, After Effects used to allow Export direct to an H.264 (mp4) but it was removed as the Adobe Media Encoder (which comes included with After Effects) handles export option a whole lot better, therefore the recommendation is that you:
File/Export/Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue and choose your mp4 setting from there.

Hope that helps;)

John Williams

Soho Editors


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aakash chopra
Re: Exporting mp4 motion graphics
on Mar 14, 2020 at 12:17:51 pm

I've seen that using AME reduces quality.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Exporting mp4 motion graphics
on Mar 13, 2020 at 3:16:26 pm

AME is a good suggestion.

AfterCodecs is a solid third-party option to add direct output support for a number of codecs like H.264:
https://aescripts.com/aftercodecs/

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Fedias Hadjixenofontos
Re: Exporting mp4 motion graphics
on Mar 14, 2020 at 1:35:37 pm

Following the steps John Williams said is the standard way to go, however, you may sometimes experience some crashes especially in very heavy files that are packed with effects. In such cases, your method is more solid so just try a few other converters to reduce the file size. There are a lot out there.

We do this very often as well. We render avi files like you are already doing and then use Bigasoft converters to reduce the file size down. We are not affiliated with Bigasoft in anyway but we have found that we can easily reduce down a 500-600mb video to 50mb or less without significant loss in quality. You just need to tweak the settings until you find a quality/file size that works for you and then make a preset out of them because there are a lot of setting you can adjust.

Hope this helps!

Fedias Hadjixenofontos
Digireal Studios


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