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How to find out about codecs...

Postby Magian on 04/4/2009, 11:54 pm

I am using Softimage XSI 7 Essentials along with After Effects CS4 and probably Premier Elements 7. How do I find out what codecs each of these applications is using? Where is the best place to learn about codecs (yes, I have already Googled it - just asking for opinions)?
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Re: How to find out about codecs...

Postby ITVteacher on 04/5/2009, 3:43 am

I am not sure, but each of the programs can except many codec's I think, and you can export may as well. I use AE and FCP and try to stay with the same frame rate, aspect ratio and codec when going back and forth. It depends on what you are using the video for. I was on a site last night that had a great chart for different places and what size/compression to use, let me see if it is in my history. BRB......

here it is

OUTPUT FORMATS
Apple TV Video:
Video: H.264 Main Profile, 5 Mbps max., 1280×720 pixels at 24 fps max. or 960×540 pixels at 30 fps max., Audio: AAC-LC, stereo, 160 Kbps, 48 kHz. When exporting to Apple TV format, for sources that contain Dolby Digital™ AC-3 audio, the digital audio will be passed through into the resulting file.
iPod High Video:
H.264 Baseline Profile Low-Complexity, 1.5 Mbps max., 640×480 max., 30 fps max. Audio: AAC-LC, stereo, 128 Kbps, 48 kHz. (Note: If the source movie is larger than 640×480 it will be scaled to fit within 640×480 preserving aspect ratio. Resolution is maintained if 640×480 or smaller. Frame rate is maintained when 30 fps and smaller.)
iPod Standard Video:
H.264 Baseline Profile (up to Level 1.3), 768 kbps max. 320×240 max., 30 fps max. Audio: AAC-LC, stereo, 128 Kbps, 48 kHz. (Note: If the source movie is larger than 320×240 it will be scaled to fit within 320×240 preserving aspect ratio. Resolution is maintained if 320×240 or smaller. Frame rate is maintained when 30 fps and smaller.)
iPhone Video:
H.264 Baseline Profile (up to Level 1.3), 900 kbps max. 480×360 max., 30 fps max. Audio: AAC-LC, stereo, 128 Kbps, 48 kHz. (Note: If the source movie is larger than 480×360 it will be scaled to fit within 480×360 preserving aspect ratio. Resolution is maintained if 480×360 or smaller. Frame rate is maintained when 30 fps and smaller.)
Sony PSP Video:
H.264 Main Profile, 1.5 Mbps, 480×270, 30 fps. Audio: AAC-LC, stereo, 128 Kbps, 48 kHz. (Note: A source with 16:9 aspect ratio will produce a 480×270 destination movie while a 4:3 video results in a 362×272 file.)
YouTube Video:
H.264 Baseline Profile Low-Complexity, 1.5 Mbps max., 640×480 max., 30 fps max. Audio: AAC-LC, stereo, 128 Kbps, 48 kHz. (Note: If the source movie is larger than 640×480 it will be scaled to fit within 640×480 preserving aspect ratio. Resolution is maintained if 640×480 or smaller. Frame rate is maintained when 30 fps and smaller.)
YouTube HD Video:
H.264 Main Profile, 5 Mbps max., 1280×720 max., 30 fps max. Audio: AAC-LC, stereo, 128 Kbps, 48 kHz. (Note: If the source movie is larger than 1280×720 it will be scaled to fit within 1280×720 preserving aspect ratio. Resolution is maintained if 1280×720 or smaller. Frame rate is maintained when 30 fps and smaller.)
HD 720p:
Video: H.264 Main Profile, 10 Mbps max., 1280×720 pixels at 30 fps max., Audio: AAC-LC, stereo, 160 Kb ps, 48 kHz (Note: If the source movie is larger than 1280×720 it will be scaled to fit within 1280×720 preserving aspect ratio. Resolution is maintained if 1280×720 or smaller. Frame rate is maintained when 30 fps and smaller.)
HD 1080p:
Video: H.264 Main Profile, 10 Mbps max., 1920×1080 pixels at 30 fps max., Audio: AAC-LC, stereo, 160 Kbps, 48 kHz
Custom profiles:
H.264 High Profile, 1080p, 30 fps, 10 MBit/s max.

this was copied and pasted from HERE
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