DaVinci Resolve output settings?

EDcase

-=RC8=-
Jan 26, 2016
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Anyone using Resolve, I'd be interested to know what your output settings are...

Cheers,

ED
 

Teh Purp

Friendly Neighbourhood Idiot
Aug 9, 2020
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I ride a
SFV650, NC700x, anything im given
i keep most of the settings on auto, like the quality i set on auto: best, 1080, same frame rate as the project. sometimes you get stupid big files, they can take AGES to upload, but youtube is gona re encode n compress the ever living shit out of it anyway. for a preset usually using quicktime and h264, i seem to remember that being the closest to what youtube nativly uses so less headache with possable converions of format.

i havnt bothered playing about with it too much if im honest, sometimes if the file size is too big ill pop it down to high, but thats as far as iv got sadly.

EDIT: forgot to say, this is on the custom preset rather than the spesific youtube one, never really tried that being honest
 

WaltInPA

Wannabie Member
Jun 10, 2020
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I ride a
2018 Honda CB650F
I tried the YouTube preset a few times and while it outputs smaller file sizes - the quality looked terrible.
I've been using the standard MP4 output at 1080 and just deal with large file sizes.
 

Teh Purp

Friendly Neighbourhood Idiot
Aug 9, 2020
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SCOTLAND!
I ride a
SFV650, NC700x, anything im given
I tried the YouTube preset a few times and while it outputs smaller file sizes - the quality looked terrible.
I've been using the standard MP4 output at 1080 and just deal with large file sizes.
The after posting this I gave the YouTube preset a try, it rendered in about half the time of my standard settings, then promptly forgot that I'd done it n didn't check the output size or quality... I'll check then I get home...
 

Moto Mengy

Motovlogger from PA, USA
Mar 23, 2020
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I tried the YouTube preset a few times and while it outputs smaller file sizes - the quality looked terrible.
I've been using the standard MP4 output at 1080 and just deal with large file sizes.
Yep, I output in MP4 format at 1080p as well. After experimenting around with the settings this is what works best for YouTube IMHO. The quicktime format always looked like crap after I uploaded it, but MP4 looked a ton better.
 

UncleL

Uncle LongBeard
Feb 29, 2020
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I ride a
HD, W800, RE
I always export to DNxHR 12bit or H264 best quality and then convert it to h265 in handbrake. The reason for that is simple - Davinci is brilliant when exporting good looking file, but pretty terrible with small files. So I found it better to export HQ and recompress
 

EDcase

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Jan 26, 2016
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Thanks for replies

I'll have a look at settings again for my next one (duno when that'll be)
My vids look great on the PC but crap in YT
 

Teh Purp

Friendly Neighbourhood Idiot
Aug 9, 2020
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I ride a
SFV650, NC700x, anything im given
finally had a look over the video that the youtube preset spat out. looks like someones taken sand paper to the other video, its just crap.
 

Teh Purp

Friendly Neighbourhood Idiot
Aug 9, 2020
94
82
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SCOTLAND!
I ride a
SFV650, NC700x, anything im given
I tested out the resolve YouTube preset for rendering, the output was terrable compaired to my usual settings.
 

Teh Purp

Friendly Neighbourhood Idiot
Aug 9, 2020
94
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SCOTLAND!
I ride a
SFV650, NC700x, anything im given
I'm on Davinci Resolve - great program, I'll see what my settings are later, I was a complete noob when I first started my YT. Only recently discovered why my 1080hd videos still looked crap - been spending my last two years WATCHING in 480 hahahahah.
sometimes it does help to know where to check theese things!
 

KrustyBoot

Become one with the Krustyness
Jun 8, 2020
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All the shit bikes! :)
Keep an eye on the audio setttings when your rendering too. My computer is not very powerfull so I render short video and then put those files into a bigger edit to make the finished video. Proably not good practice but needs must. If I leave the audio settings on 16 bit then after putting a video in a video the final edit ends up with terrible audio.
 

EDcase

-=RC8=-
Jan 26, 2016
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I ride a
KTM RC8 Putytat
Its generally bad practice to re-encode a video multiple times but if you must...

Check your audio settings aren't too high.
 

WEB

L Plate Member
Feb 14, 2020
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Triumph Thruxton + Harley Lowrider
ProRes HQ simply because that's what I record with (when using the normal camera not the action ones) and it all goes into Final Cut to be spat out as H264.
 

Drakhen99

Wannabie Member
Aug 31, 2020
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road-reality.com
I ride a
2019 Harley Street Glide Special, 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic (bobber), 1979 Kawasaki KZ650SR
I have been outputting 1080p/60fps in MOV format from Resolve, with quality set to 30,000 KBPS. The output looks good, even on YouTube (IMO). I will try MP4 next time and see what it looks like on YT as well.

-John
 

Drakhen99

Wannabie Member
Aug 31, 2020
153
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road-reality.com
I ride a
2019 Harley Street Glide Special, 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic (bobber), 1979 Kawasaki KZ650SR
I did some tests in MP4, and it looks somewhat better - mostly less artifacting around my watermark. I am continuing to run tests, but am currently re-rendering my videos that are waiting to be posted to YouTube.

The MP4 files are slightly smaller than MOV, FWIW.

-John
 
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