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What video format to export in

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Fdnyfish, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Fdnyfish

    Jun 6, 2013
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    Barnesville, PA
    I have been exporting to FLV using Adobe premiere 12, the FLV format was removed in version 13.

    Comparing the FLV file to the MP4 file, the FLV was 75% smaller.

    What settings do you guys use to export?

    1 like 1080p @60 fps

    Mp4, avi, mov, we've, I'm so confused.

    Then there is nitrates.... Yikes
  2. Joel_t

    Apr 4, 2014
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    Where do you want your final video to go to?

    You have many codec options. For web I'd suggest a H264 codec in either a Quicktime or MP4 wrapper.

    I know Premiere has many presets for places like Vimeo and Youtube to make it easy for you.

    FLV is a highly compressed codec and rarely used anymore (hence the exclusion from Premiere). I personally would not be exporting flash based video.

    Do you want it to play in real time at 60fps or slow motion at a more common framerate? (25 for PAL regions and 29.98 for NTSC)

    If it is an export for local playback or archiving I'd stick with either uncompressed or a codec suited for this purpose. Something like a ProRes 422 or even ProRes LT might do what you want. Remember that original is only H264 so don't go too crazy.

    Bitrates will be automatically chosen if you pick a preset but for a fairly small but good quality 1080p H264 video I'd go around 8000 - 10000kbps.

    You can also choose a variable or fixed bit rate depending on what you want.