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Zookoo
03-26-2009, 03:24 PM
Hiya,
I like to show you guys an 8 second animation test I finally finished. However I'm having trouble finding a way to compress the original clip through Quicktime Pro without looking washed-out while keeping a minimal size.

Here's some screenshots of how the original looks like:

http://www.lobsterbrain.com/dog1.jpg


The original size was 383Mb then I used these settings to compress it to about 1Mb:
Compression: H.264
Quality:High
Bitrate: 1000kbits/sec
Frame recording: yes
Encoding mode: multi-pass
Dimensions: 924x520 (Current)

I've tried other Compression Types, but they all seem to give the same washed-out look too except for Animation, Jpeg 2000, None, and PNG. But the video size using those 4 compression types are too large to use.

This is how it looks after its compressed:

http://www.lobsterbrain.com/dog2.jpg


Bluuagh! Does this normally happen to everyone or am I missing a step? I want to make the compression look as close to the original :P

Heres a link to the animation. Comments are welcome :) http://lobsterbrain.com/dog_small1.mov (http://www.lobsterbrain.com/dog_small1.mov)

KyleG
03-26-2009, 04:30 PM
Try this and see if it helps
QUICKTIME SETINGS
QuickTime Settings for proper contrast viewing of H.264 videos on PC Computers.
01. Open Quicktime
02. Click on the Edit tab and go to Preferences,
03. When inside click on the Quicktime Preference open the Advanced tab,
you will see a selection for Video or Direct X.
04. Click on Safe mode (GDI only).
05. Then click on Apply, then OK.
06. *Restart Quicktime and play a movie to test.
*Be sure to restart QT or the changes wont take effect.

Whitmire
03-26-2009, 05:23 PM
Hahahah
thats great. love when the...."dog" fella runs away.
cute.

Zookoo
03-26-2009, 05:29 PM
Hi KyleG, unfortunately safe mode didn't fix the problem :(
But I appreciate the suggestion! Thanks :)

Brian, glad u like it :D

eractou
03-26-2009, 05:29 PM
haha that was very lovely animation.I love the dog.Its very cute.:)

Zookoo
03-27-2009, 03:11 AM
Thanks eractou :)

FNC
03-27-2009, 08:46 AM
ahh man that dog is sooooooooo cute! I love that!
its really funny. I could watch it over and over.
Id love to do some animation with that dog, the design is so beautiful and appealing! :)

congratulation!

Zookoo
03-27-2009, 03:43 PM
oh shucks, thanks :D

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