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Old December 12th, 2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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What codec should i use

I'm afraid i don't know too much about codec's and which ones are for high quality and and which are for streaming. I have a project shot in 720p and i did an export movie without looking (stupidly) and it exported in 480p and looks aweful. so now i have been looking around and i don't know the best way to export should i use the adobe media encoder or the export to movie? Also what is a really good high quality codec that would work well with 720p.
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Old December 12th, 2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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Generally speaking, h.264 is the "Swiss army knife" of delivery codecs. It's used for Blu-Ray disks and is probably the most common codec for non-Flash Web video. It offers the following advantages:
-Superior image quality
-Excellent quality:file size ratio
-Very portable across different delivery platforms

I'm sure there are others but those are the ones that leap immediately to mind.
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Old December 13th, 2008, 10:34 PM   #3
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Peter, as you yourself say, there are different codecs for different purposes. What's your purpose in this case?
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