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"Raw" ususally refers to uncompressed video (though this is technically wrong), meaning you probably have a very large file. Rendering is the process of re-encoding the video using another codec, usually to reduce file-size while maintaining a decent enough video quality. The reason that .mp4-files with the H264-codec are widely used is that they offer a ...


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The default settings for ffmpeg are very low quality, and since you don't specify any codec or quality parameters it's just using the defaults (I don't know why the devs don't fix that because it generates a lot of questions on forums everywhere). Try adding -c:v libx264 -crf 20 -preset slow to the command. -c:v libx264 tells it to use the libx264 ...


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You can use ffprobe (which comes with ffmpeg) to give you info about your movie files from the command line. You may require some shell-fu to convert the output of ffprobe into something you can use though. I've done this in the past; basically I pipe the output of ffprobe to sed or awk to grab the bits of info I need, then use this to drive the parameters ...


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h.264 is very widely supported and can be found in multiple different types of container formats. mp4 or m4v are probably the most widely used extensions, but particular support for files varies based on what players are installed on devices. MP4 is the official MPEG 4 standard container format. M4V is an originally Apple based container which also added ...


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To update @MBrizzle answer, this functionality was added to After Effects CC 2014. There are 4 new methods: RenderQueueItem object getSetting, setSetting methods OutputModule object getSetting, setSetting methods You can find more about them at http://blogs.adobe.com/aftereffects/2014/04/new-changed-after-effects-cc-2014.html



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