Best Mp4 Encoding Software ?


#1

Hi,

I’ve been using After effects for a while now and decided the MP4 encoder it has is just not high quality enough (the gradients never come out as smooth).

Ive realized I can render my videos into sequences and encode them in better encoding software.

My end goal is to upload my video to Vimeo.
Any reccomendations on whats the best encoding software / settings for vimeo ?


#2

Blocky gradients are a bitrate issue, not a software issue.
I’d go for Adobe Media Encoder or Mpeg Streamclip. If you want to spend money, try Telestream Episode or Sorensen Squeeze,if you are encoding mp4 for a business, get a hardware encoder(Matrox or Blackmagic).

Any reccomendations on whats the best encoding software / settings for vimeo ?

http://vimeo.com/help/compression
Go a little higher on the bitrates than suggested, Vimeo will apply it’s own compression anyway.