What's a good bitrate for converting/compressing my videos from my camera?

Started Jan 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
IceShot
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Re: What's a good bitrate for converting/compressing my videos from my camera?
In reply to micronean, Jan 12, 2013

micronean wrote:

IceShot wrote:

I have a Canon Elph 110 and the videos come out with a bitrate of around 33400kbps, which converts to 33mbps which is a lot. The file sizes are big.

Can I drop that bitrate without a lot of drop in quality?

You can always reduce the bitrate in the camera next time you record, but I wouldn't alter a thing once a movie has been recorded.

because the movie is already compressed, any further encoding of the file will result in a loss of quality. At some point, the current display tech will become obsolete and you will regret that you couldn't save your videos in a higher bit rate. Just burn your movies onto a BR disc, or a large HDD and leave them be.

No, I can't reduce the bitrate in the camera. I can convert with handbrake though.

I won't be upgrading to 4k or higher resolution for the very reason that 99% of content will look like crap on it so it's pointless.

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