Intermediate codecs? Is there a mid between x264 + UT Video?

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Intermediate codecs? Is there a mid between x264 + UT Video?

Postby squidhime » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:31 pm

As the title says, I was wondering if there was a middle sort of codec between x264 and UT Video.

In terms of compression and editing compatability. UT Video produces files too large as I am waiting for a new HDD and I'm encoding a full series of anime to 60fps at a time.

x264 works, it's what I made my latest Touhou amv with, but obviously it's not ideal in terms of seeking speed mainly.

Anyone have any ideas?
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Re: Intermediate codecs? Is there a mid between x264 + UT Vi

Postby mirkosp » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:29 pm

Instead of converting entire episode, make utvideo clips in vdub with just the scenes you plan to use in the amv. That way you'll cut down on hdd space while retaining the speed benefit.
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Re: Intermediate codecs? Is there a mid between x264 + UT Vi

Postby squidhime » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:34 am

Hnnnng I guess that would make sense but that's effort and I'm super lazy. ;o;
I might give it a go for my next video and see how it works out, thanks! n__n
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Re: Intermediate codecs? Is there a mid between x264 + UT Vi

Postby Qyot27 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:51 am

FFV1 and Lagarith both have better compression ratios than Ut. Decoding speed probably wouldn't be an issue anyway if you're on even a moderately old computer (since 'moderately old' still includes SSE2 instruction set support, as opposed to my ancient Pentium III-era editing rig), not to mention multithreading. They do take longer to encode, though, and as they're both still lossless, the files will still be large...just not quite as large.
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Re: Intermediate codecs? Is there a mid between x264 + UT Vi

Postby squidhime » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:51 pm

Qyot27 wrote:FFV1 and Lagarith both have better compression ratios than Ut. Decoding speed probably wouldn't be an issue anyway if you're on even a moderately old computer (since 'moderately old' still includes SSE2 instruction set support, as opposed to my ancient Pentium III-era editing rig), not to mention multithreading. They do take longer to encode, though, and as they're both still lossless, the files will still be large...just not quite as large.


Thanks for the input, I'll take a look. Encoding time isn't really an issue at all with this pc.
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