Originally Posted by sofakng
Yeah, I can enter a custom resolution too but I found it odd that it didn't offer that as a preset. I was also hoping for a High Profile option instead of Baseline/Main but I don't know if this matters.
Anyways, what did you use for these options in the MainConcept encoder:
Allow source to adjust frame rate
Allow source to adjust frame size
Pixel aspect ratio
Number of reference frames
Use deblocking filter
Are the defaults pretty much best settings for the highest quality?
Well, let's see. When encoding 30p, for instance, I use 29.970 for frame rate. Frame size, of course, depends on what resolution of video you're rendering... but the standard sizes all apply (such as 1440x1080 for 1080i and 1920x1080 for 1080p... though when rendering HD for web I generally use 1280x720). I leave the "let source adjust" boxes UNchecked, because I think I've found it to be problematic at times.
Pixel aspect ratio is 1 for everything I do, but then again, I shoot at 1920x1080, so I'm not sure when something like 1.333 would be called for in this.
Number of reference frames I never touch.
Use deblocking filter is always checked as it makes a big difference with quality.
I render to VBR for most of my projects, as it's typically for web. But all you have to do in either case is multiply your desired Mbps value by 1,000,000 and you've got your desired rate. For instance, 24 Mbps = 24,000,000 in the bps box. That's really all there is to it!
I hope this helps.