I've created about 200 1.25 hour yoga videos in mp4 format. They look great and are vimeo friendly. My client is moving her platform to another and it will only accept a 2gb file. My files average 8gb. Please share with me the best settings to achieve 2tb max while keeping best quality that I can.
Thanks so much,
Filesize = bitrate x duration.
You will have to lower the bitrate.
Post screenshot export settings.
Running the file through Handbrake might cut down the filesize and keeping the image quality reasonbly well.
PS I will post my export settings when I am editing my next class. Thanks so much for your help.
Yes I always use Any Video Converter ( or Handbrake) (both free)
I drop my video into Any Video Converter and set export to Customized MP4.
Massive difference in filesize. I would be lost without it 🤣
Thank you, Ro, Do you start with your edited mp4 file or do you your any video converter with the raw footage?
thanks so much
could you please send link for "any video converter"? i am having trouble finding it (unless you literally mean "any video converter")
I edit my stuff and export as large mp4 sometimes quicktime videos ... and I drop those in to this. I always use the standard 'Customized MP4' as my output type and there are some other settings there you can adjust and endless filetypes etc... an essential tool. It creates a folder in windows "Videos" folder for its outputs. 🤣🤔
Fitting 1h:25m of footage in 2GB = ~3100kbps for video and ~128 kbps for audio, for 1920x1080 x h264 that's very low. Result could Ok if camera is static, and there is little to no movement in frame. Otherwise 'you have a problem'.
if you're files are 1080, you might consider reducing the pixel dimensions to 720.
Check to see if the new platform accepts H.265 encoded files. This codec provides higher quality at low data rates than H.264(MP4). The results can be quite significant.
Also as Basil1891 suggests - try encoding one of your videos to around 3000kbps (3Mbit) and audio at 128kbps in MP4/H.264 - if there's not much movement in your videos, this may be OK. Use your existing Vimeo preset that you've probably been using (from Premiere Pro or Media Encoder) and dig down into the settings and change them to the above. Ensure VBR 1 pass is selected ... see how it looks.
Keep in mind that it's possible the new 'platform' your client is using may re-encode any files uploaded ... this may make them look worse. Would be interested to know which 'platform' this is?
Just wanted to clarify for OP, my suggestion about encoding in H.264 apply only if 'new platform' allows streaming of original files. But if there is unavoidable transcoding on the way to end consumer, you really should deliver H.265 in this case, as at such low bitrates (below 0.1 Bits/(Pixel*Frame) it's way better at preserving details
a frame sample to show a difference, likely more complex than yours, but still useful imo
Adobe Media Encoder H.264 vs X264 vs X265:
Great to see the differences. And that background of trees and grass is one of the hardest to keep looking good at low bitrates! Hopefully Lisa's is indoors 🙂
Thanks so much for your input. The new platform is Wellness Living
Here is an excerpt from a message from their support: "Currently, you can store up to 100GB of videos with FitVID on Demand. Videos can be uploaded as MOV or MP4 files, and they can each be a maximum size of 2GB.. In other words, the option to upload a video with more than 2 GB is not available in the system yet." For now they asked me to submit a request to their features department.
I hope this helps. I will send the company a message asking them if I can encode with H.265. Our videos have slow consistent movement - yoga classes. I am using Media Encoder H.264. I will also ask WellnessLiving if they further encode my videos. Any additional input or suggestions will be appreciated.
I'd suggest that you ask them the optimum encoding settings for videos of your maximum length... Gotta say in my experience, you're unlikely to get an accurate answer, but worth a shot.