Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Understanding Premiere Pro’s H.264 Export Encoding Settings

Understanding Premiere Pro’s H.264 Export Encoding Settings | Fallen Empire:
H.264 is the de-facto standard for file based video delivery, a fact we all know and live with. Premiere Pro tries its best to hide some of the more advanced aspects of it’s two h.264 encoding methods but there comes a point where sometimes we need to dig a bit deeper. I remember editing a commercial about 2 years ago where I was given a deliver spec with very specific needs about GOP size, B frame count, and so on. While Premiere allows you to edit keyframe distance (GOP size), it doesn’t let you control the amount of B frames directly. I compressed that video with FFMPEG/x.264 and I’ve been using it ever since for fine control.

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