I’m “DIY” transcoding a ton of material for Shotgun and have been struggling on deciding on best option for quality. Original footage is 8k R3D, I had planned to use RedCineX to get to ProRes for editors and then use ffmpeg to create some web playable material of those proxies to upload to shotgun.
The existing ffmpeg command Shotgun uses creates H.264 720p 2mbps footage.
I’ve been flip-flopping on potentially going to 1080p, with a CRF of somewhere around 24 - 26 and limiting max bitrate. I feel I may get some space saving doing it this way overall if a lot of our shots are fairly static (they are).
Has anyone else found more optimal ffmpeg settings that are more modern to squeeze out a little more quality without overkilling on space?
Do we know if I’d be able to play H.265 encoded files in web browser / client review page?