Solved best file type to render for.....?

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This question derives from my ignorance regarding the multitude of file types and needing a clearer understanding of what type best suit what purpose.

So I made this video

I knew that I was making it specifically for youtube and when I rendered it I chose Mainconcept AVC/AAC (*.MP4; *.AVC)- Internet 1080p

I chose that format for no other reason than the option "Internet 1080p"

The render process took about 3 1/4 hours for the 34min video, using using my T420 Laptop, 2.6ghz i5 processor, 8gb RAM, source drive was a MSATA SSD with the destination drive being a onboard 7200rpm platter drive (not a USB drive) the source video is AVCHD MTS.

At one point, expermenting, I chose Video for Windoews *AVI, HD 1080-24p YUV, but youtube rejected that format despite it being a AVI file (perhaps the YUV?) - too bad it only took a hour to render!.

What I am wondering is what would be the ideal format to render a file to for, say youtube, or the best to keep for archival purposes; I archive some files on a Bluray disc as data files, not as a Bluray movie, due to the greater flexibility in file size.


23 Oct 2014 23:15 #1

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The Movie Studio 'Make Movie' button brings up a dialog box that has a 'Upload it to YouTube' selection. And there are scads of video tutorials on YouTube that answer your question.
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29 Oct 2014 12:10 #2

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Hi Kobo

Sorry for the delay in answering your question.
I became completely overwhelmed with questions during the last couple of weeks and had to take a forced break to preserve my sanity.

The rendering format I show in ALL my How to Render Video tutorials is perfect for general usage.
If you watch any of those tutorials, you will get all the details.

So the two main formats you can use are Mainconcept AVC/ACC .mp4 or Sony AVC/MVC .mp4, and then select the Internet 1080p templates.
Don't be put off by "Internet". The HD Internet templates are good quality and can be used for long term archiving on Hard Drives or Blu-ray discs.

*Never use Video for Windows .avi - this is an uncompressed format and only meant for intermediate work (while you are editing). It is not suitable for final video output.

:idea: Remember to turn everything off at least once a week, including your brain, then sit somewhere quiet and just chill out.
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03 Nov 2014 19:13 #3

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Thank you Derek; much appreciated.

Good to see you wandering around the halls again I hope that you had a good rest.

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04 Nov 2014 00:48 #4

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