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Old 8th January 2020, 21:31   #1  |  Link
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Re-encoding for higher compression for archive


I have a large amount of Raw (meaning unedited) footage from a project I did a while ago.

It consists of daily shoot footage pre-editing.

It was shot on a variety of DSLRs.

Some footage was shot on an 80d at HD with a bit rate of 89386kbps. Audio @ 1532kbps in a .mov h.264 format.

So a 10min video was around 6gb

Other footage was shot on a C100 as MTS files in an Mp4 format.
These were shot in HD @23989kbps and audio @ 1536kbps

So a 10min video was about 1.72GB

With the project now complete.....I have a HDD full of large video files that can be archived for storage. More than 500gb in total.

Obviously these current formats hog a lot of HDD space.

So, for archiving is there a preferential method for re-encoding these into a similar format for storage with a better quality/size ratio.

I have tried a few tests with handbrake compressing to h.265 using quicksync hardware encoding to speed up the process. The results visually look pretty good and I have achieved a much higher compression ratio.

But, it is not something I have done before.

Is Handbrake a good method?

So, I was wondering if there is a common method? any suggestions on setting? A good baseline kb/s to aim for?

Many Thanks for any advice!

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