I’m trying to export a high-quality screener for film festivals. Most film festivals have a max. 5gb limit so I normally use H.264, but my 30-minute short shows much pixelation and artifacts in the darker scenes with this codec. I heard that HEVC produces better quality with a smaller file size, so I decided to try it. But when I export on Premiere it seems to be the identical file size without an increase in quality. Also, there seems to be no VBR 2-pass option.
I want to have the highest quality screener under 5gb. Also, I want to upload on vimeo the highest quality video possible under 5gb as well. Any suggestions whether it be HEVC or otherwise? Thanks in advance.
What rez are you exporting, and at what bitrate? At 1080p, you should be able to get a really clean 30-minute file for 5gb, especially with a nice bitrate and two-pass encoding. If you’re trying to get a 4K file down to 5gb for 30 minutes, you’re basically going to be cutting the bitrate down by 1/4 from the equivalent 1080p export.
H264 will only allow about 22mbps for a 5gb file. Same goes for H265. The resolution has no effect on the final export size in Premiere but right now, I’m exporting 144p (2560×1080). I even tried 1080p as well with the same results. Trust me, when you have images with complex texture or darkness in the background, a 5gb file for 30-minute film will not suffice. The rest of the film is fine until those parts.
Vimeo DOES support HEVC and even recommends it over H264. And 5000MB/sec would create a file size much bigger than the 5gb limit. If I’m going with H264, VBR 2-pass is available on Premiere so need for the third-party encoder.
I mean 5,000MB total. Shutter’s build in bitrate calculator also includes audio for grand total. and yea, try the h.265 for vimeo. there’s even a 10 bit option in the colormetry-colorspace tab! I was thinking about if you gave them a h.265 screener on a blue ray disk/usb, their computer may not support it. If you can get vimeo to accept h.265, go for it! you can also use AAC as it sounds twice as good as regular audio compression.