Video Distributions and Post Production
You've exported your video from your editing package. Good. Of
course, if you've done things right you will probably have a HuffYUV
file that is several gigabytes in size. You are more than likely eager
to compress this to something you can use to put online or send to a
convention.... but don't be hasty as there are still a lot of things
you should do to prepare your footage for distribution.
In order to post-process footage, we are going to return yet
again to Avisynth. This is the best post-processing tool around. What
you should do is import your huffYUV avi file into an avisynth script
either by using the 'Open file with Avisynth' option in VirtualDubMod
or manually making a script that reads:
This should show you your video in it's full resolution
glory... it looks great, but it still needs work.
The post production
options you choose will depend on what type of distribution you want to
encode. Most people will want to make two kinds of distribution encode
- one for distribution on the internet and another for
distribution to conventions.
They have similarities but there are enough differences that
the guide will split into two at this point to work on both
distribution types one by one.
As most of the differences will be in how you prepare your avs
file, you may want to make two avs files - one for the internet
distribution and another for the convention one.
Please make sure you read through every step carefully
as each step is important if you want to get the right result.