I am using Blender’s video sequence editor to create tutorial videos for university students. To keep the file size small, I am looking for good video output settings.
A short test video clip of 10 sec (250 frames, Full HD resolution, with Audio) with default settings in Blender gave me a 1.2 MB mp4 file.
By tweaking some output settings I was able to reduce the file size to 830 kB.
My current settings are:
- File Forma: ffmpeg video
- Video Codec: H.264
- Output quality: Low Quality (below that it starts looking really cheap)
- Encoding Speed: Slowest
- Keyframe Interval: 25 (i.e. 1 [email protected] fps)
- Audio Codec: mp3 (mono, bitrate 128)
Are there any important settings that I missed and what are your settings to create small but reasonably good looking videos?