Author Topic: Final Output Settings (after you're done with Lumion)  (Read 3604 times)

Andrew-DPR

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Final Output Settings (after you're done with Lumion)
« on: December 08, 2012, 05:58:12 pm »
December 08, 2012, 05:58:12 pm
So I rendered this great video in Lumion, tons of sequences, high quality, and crisp lines.  First problem of course, after rendering everything out to images, is that it's just a massive collection of videos.  After using VirtualDub to compile the frames the videos look fantastic still, no artifacts or jagged edges, but they're all to big.

So I do what I always do next, take the videos into Premiere, add some transitions and titles, and render the final video out, at presumably a lot lower final file size.

Problem is, no matter what export settings I use the end result is a video that runs smoothly but all the edges are jagged.  This makes all those fine lines and shadows in my video flicker.  I've tried a dozen settings, same result.

Obviously this is something I'm doing wrong because I've seen all the finished videos on this site and they have crisp lines.  Any help?  I'm doing something wrong in Premiere I think, but I really want to render out the best quality video possible (without having it be several GBs big).

ryste3d

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Re: Final Output Settings (after you're done with Lumion)
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2012, 06:13:20 pm »
December 08, 2012, 06:13:20 pm
What version of Premiere du you use?

Why don'y you take your image sequens directly into Premiere and edit it there?

What are your end target for the video (Hard drive, DVD, WEB, Email)?

Andrew-DPR

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Re: Final Output Settings (after you're done with Lumion)
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2012, 06:21:09 pm »
December 08, 2012, 06:21:09 pm
I have (well, using the trial at home, full version is at work) CS6.

Is there an advantage to taking in the native images as opposed to compiling them in VirtualDub?

I prefer something that will play on multiple platforms, web, desktop, iPad.  I've only had luck with windows media player so far in terms of quality, but that won't play on the iPad.  Maybe if I then take that windows media file onto Youtube that would solve that issue?

AVI renders out to a huge size or, at smaller sizes, generated jagged edges that I think have to do with the interlacing.  MP4 renders out to great sizes but I still have artifacts in my videos.

ryste3d

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Re: Final Output Settings (after you're done with Lumion)
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012, 06:54:20 pm »
December 08, 2012, 06:54:20 pm
"Is there an advantage to taking in the native images as opposed to compiling them in VirtualDub"

No, but you save this step!

You import it into Premiere with the same framerate setting as you saved it in Lumion (25 or 30)

Rember to set your framerate to 25 manualy in the Vimeo preset if that is what you use.




Andrew-DPR

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Re: Final Output Settings (after you're done with Lumion)
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2012, 08:36:53 pm »
December 08, 2012, 08:36:53 pm
thanks!  I never had even seen that setting.

Daman-Lechtenberger,PC

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Re: Final Output Settings (after you're done with Lumion)
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2012, 09:01:25 pm »
December 08, 2012, 09:01:25 pm
I have used Windows Movie Maker and it has a export setting for a *.mov file that can be played on an Ipad. I use Handbreak for reducing file sizes to email clients and Quicktime Pro.