Question about render quality

I just watched this Video:

In it, starting at about 1:14 he talks about changing the settings for the codecs, specifically the render quality and GOP (whatever that is). Like him, I am working in 1080p, so are his suggestions worthwhile for me?

It depends on what you are working on, if you want everything to be the best quality possible, you set the video quality to 100%, however even if you set it to 80, you would only able to see like 1-2% quality difference in between both of them.
To be true, you can use ChatGPT for many of your questions, it does give really accurate answers that might genuinely help. If you are just uploading to YouTube, his settings are totally fine, I see you are a musician who left photography, so you might prefer to go more on quality on the audio side rather than the video.

In total, his settings are general settings that you might choose if you are normally making content to upload on YouTube or Vimeo, maybe even just to store at home to see later. You should define your work, like more audio focused, video focused, focusing on both, etc… People here would then give you the best export settings according to your need.

Here is a post I recently did that is basically on the same topic of export settings:-

Thank you. If there is only a 1-2% difference I doubt that I would notice it. Youtube is really problematic because no matter what you send, they compress both the video and the audio. You could argue that this means you should send the highest quality original or you could argue that since they’re going to butcher it anyway, it makes little difference. It sounds to me like the defaults are probably fine for my YouTube purposes.

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That post was quite informative. It seems to me that for my final render it wouldn’t hurt to use dual pass rendering, as render time really isn’t a problem on the short vudeos I make. It can’t hurt, anyway.

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If you are using the new Shotcut beta version, you can also try the new “AV1 WebM” export preset under the “ten_bit” section. It was updated in the beta to use SVT-AV1 instead of aom. It will produce files that are higher quality and smaller size than the YouTube default, but it will take slightly longer to export. You shouldn’t need to make any further changes in the Advanced panel, except possibly the Interpolation setting. And dual pass is not needed with SVT-AV1.

Unfortunately, I am using a computer with Windows 7 so I can’t run the newer versions of Shotcut unless I switch to my linux computer, which is possible but it’s really not convenient since all of my music and images are on the W7 machine.

Can someone tell me where the option to do a second pass render is located? I can’t seem to find it.

Sometimes it’s a quick google search away :slightly_smiling_face:

Than you. That remedy was quite technical, beyond what I expected; no wonder I couldn’t find it. You are expecting someone with no knowledge to do what you can do. This is remarkably unrealistic. Aren’t questions like this what the forum is for?

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If you believe that, you are highly mistaken :slightly_smiling_face:
I don’t even know how to properly work on terminal, and considering that you also use linux, I thought you were good enough in these things.

Otherwise, we both are on the same line… Heck, I am even worse than you…

To be true I didn’t understand a single thing that dan said on that post :sweat_smile::joy:

It’s true, I do use linux, but I do as little tweaking as I can and Mint is amazingly stable. On those occasions when I need help…I go to the Mint forum, lol!