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Hi folks, just readying an export to Vimeo.

My usual settings had been:

2560x1440, 90 CBR, 1 Keyframe 24 frames.

This gave me a file that is about 5.23 gb for a 10 min clip. Vimeo will accept the small amount more than my 5gb account.

Now the clip I want to export is 18 min and the above settings would render a clip that is 10gb

Lowering the 90CBR to 34CBR renders the clip to 5.23gb.

Can anyone comment on my settings? Do I have the best possible?

On a side note, after I began using these settings (2560x1440, 90 CBR, 1 Keyframe 24 frames) I noticed that the only player that I have that would play these export smoothly is Quicktime Player 10.2. Any thoughts on why a player like VLC struggles to play a clip exported with these settings smoothly? Is the bit rate too high? Is it the keyframe distance? Anyone?

 

 

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I always export to h.265 now, since Vimeo accepts it for upload. Basically as a rule I just push the bitrate as high as it can go to whatever gets me the closest to that 5 GB upload limit. It is usually quite a bit slower than exporting to h.264 of course, but theoretically the hevc codec offers far higher quality at the same bitrate than h.264, so for me it's perfect as a delivery/upload codec for the highest possible quality without astronomically large file sizes. 

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Thank you for jumping in Parker!

I'm still running CC2014 (for another few days anyway) so no h.265 yet but it sounds promising as a way to keep the quality up.

This 18 min render already takes around 8 hours or so on this 2013 Macbook... I wonder how much faster a new one could chew through it.

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Yep, h264 is really bad

here is an image of h264 export (1st) and h265 (second)

alot of banding and color shifts and contrast problems in h264

 

vimeo tests:

h264

h265

 

i also attached best! export setting for AME 2017. Small file size and really great quality after vimeo compression

its in russian, but you can see all radio buttons

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If you want more, just set 10mbps cbr

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