What is the export video codec?

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erick serna asked 2 years ago

I noticed i will upload a video that 5 gigs in storage but when I am done editing the video it will be 1/5th as large.

Craig Staff replied 2 years ago

@erick serna Hi Erick, we export using the H.264 codec. In the editor you can modify some export settings, but unless you are seeing a visible difference in quality (vs a filesize difference) I wouldn’t modify those settings as they can massively increase encoding time especially if your original video is already that large.
If your original video is that large it sounds like it is a non-portable format more suitable for archiving. I would even recommend pre-encoding it to something like H.264 to save uploading and export time.
If you have any follow up questions, let me know.