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Choosing Render Method

Posted: Thu, 4th Jun 2009, 11:33pm

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CTFPlaya360

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We've got "Microsoft Video 1, Cinepak Codec, DV-Video Encoder, etc etc etc." This is Effectslab pro we're talking about, and if you've caught to the things I've just rambled off, then you probably know that this forum is about choosing the correct rendering method in the program.

Which one of these options will make optimal quality of the video? In a nutshell I'm asking which one YOU, the forum reader recommend.

Nick
Posted: Fri, 5th Jun 2009, 3:39am

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Captain Amazingly Incredible

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Choose "none" if you have the option (and the hard drive space).
Posted: Fri, 5th Jun 2009, 5:17am

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Axeman

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Indeed, as the Captain has said, if you have the space to handle it, uncompressed footage ("none" being the codec you would select) offers the highest quality possible.

Another excellent option, if you are looking to reduce file sizes a bit, is the Quicktime Animation codec, which is lossless, but still manages to shrink things down a tad.
Posted: Sun, 30th Aug 2009, 8:00pm

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CTFPlaya360

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DV Video Encoder seems to offer the best quality for me, is something wrong with me using that?
Posted: Sun, 30th Aug 2009, 9:24pm

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CTFPlaya360

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I tried rendering a video as "Uncompressed," just to test if it worked better than DV-Video Encoder. Indeed the effects had better clarity with the Uncompressed render option selected...

FOR SOME REASON, once my "Uncompressed" final render was imported into Movie Maker, small letter box black bars appeared. These are VERY annoying, and it only happens with the Uncompressed option. Is there something wrong with Movie Maker, or FxHome? When I import a DV-VIDEO Encoder file into WMM, no black bars show whatsoever...

I'd like some professional opinions on this matter.