- I hope Dan doesn’t mind me chiming in here, I am only trying to help *
I am going to take a stab in the dark here and say if you are using default for preset that it is probably not setting the CRF as high and possibly leaving the encoding speed as fast.
Check your logs to see what it is actually doing and look at the values or failing that check the encoding settings under Mediainfo if you have it for something like this.
These results were created from a little 1 min 30 second test clip I created just for the purpose of tuning these settings under Shotcut.
cabac=1 / ref=4 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=hex / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=24 / lookahead_threads=4 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=2 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=12 / keyint_min=1 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=12 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=19.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00