I started a thread in Sep., '18, on this subject, but it has closed. I am still having issues with color banding. I got suggestions from Dan Dennedy, which I have tried. The 1st suggestion works marginally in some parts of a video clip, but actually seems to make it worse in other parts. That one was…
in Codec tab, change Quality to 75%
in Other tab, change preset= to slower
in Other tab, add x264opts=aq-strength=1.9 on its own line
optionally, in Other tab, add tune=grain on its own line
The second suggestion didn’t help much at all which was…
Here are some more options to try (requires version 18.08 or newer) in the Other tab:
and one of:
yuvj420p uses a greater range of the 8-bit values used in each color component of the pixels.
yuv420p10le uses 10 bits per color component. This may not work on all players and hardware decoders, but even if uploading to a service such as YouTube that will always transcode, it might survive the process better.
I have used these with the Shotcut version that I just downloaded on 01/23/19. I have a suggestion from a friend who is experienced at making videos. He suggests I use a codec call Xvid. I have put Xvid on my computer, but how can I get Shotcut to recognize it? I appreciate your prior suggestions. If you have any other ideas, please let me know. Thanks.