With the video codec I'm using I've noticed some lossyness in post processing. With multiple processes it compounds and the result is....well....it's not good. Do you know of a codec that is lossless or close to it with full 1080p?
asked Aug 29 '12 at 09:35
Animation Codec. Make sure you render at 100% quality.
answered Aug 29 '12 at 09:39
If you are making a video then preproduction is always rendered out in raw format (you end up with huge files but you keep all of the quality)
the final render that goes out to the public or put up for download, is using a common format such as h.264 (it is a very flexibly format that can get really high levels of compression, or really low levels (pretty close to lossless, it all depends on your target file size)
PS the animation codec only works for 2D video, 3d video or any video that has many gradients will show little to no compression, so all you will end up with is a format that very few video players support and no smaller file size.
All in all, never encode in anything that compresses the video while you are editing it. the compression only happens during the final render.
answered Aug 29 '12 at 11:58