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Video Quality Loss

Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2005, 1:22am

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Agent42386

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Hey guys I was wondering if it was common place for my Alam rendered video to lose quality and become a bit pixelated? I have been unsing the DIVX codec purposely for the best quality and its still a bit sub par.
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2005, 2:00am

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sk8street65

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well yeah you do loose a lot of quality when you export ,,, even when you export in the highest quality
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2005, 2:36am

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Marek

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It really depends on what Codec you're exporting with. If you're using Cinepak or whatever, you won't get good quality regardless. If you use a higher quality codec such as DivX or better yet, Uncompressed; you'll get much better quality with a clean image.
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2005, 10:50am

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Simon K Jones

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newsithorder wrote:

well yeah you do loose a lot of quality when you export ,,, even when you export in the highest quality
Er, no you don't. Not unless you're using the wrong type of codec.

Divx is a terrible codec to use for this purpose, cinepak and the like are even worse. Divx is solely designed for final output of your movie, at which point it can achieve an excellent quality:filesize ratio. However, it is not designed for use during the editing process, as each successive encoding of the file will drop an enormous amount of information.

You need to use your DV codec if possible, otherwise go uncompressed. Anything else is likely to lose quality. It's nothing to do with AlamDV - it's down to the codec you choose.
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2005, 11:05pm

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Agent42386

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Thanks Tarn.