Codec Settings

Setup_button

Some video encoders have additional settings. Press the "Setup" button next to the corresponding codec to specify its parameters in the pop-up window. A set of parameters depends on the encoder type selected.

Avid DNxHD Settings

Avid_DNxHD_Codec

Define the compression settings in Mbps that will be used for the Avid DNxHD encoding by choosing between:

  • 145;

  • 220.

H.264 Baseline / Main / Nvidia GPU / Proxy Avid Settings

H264_Baseline_profile

The configuration for H.264 Main, Baseline, Nvidia GPU and Proxy Avid profiles is similar. For these encoder types define the following parameters:

  • Bitrate – the compression settings in Kbps to be used for encoding.

  • Average bitrate – the average compression settings in Kbps to be used for encoding.

  • Frame size – the frame size in pixels horizontally (width) and vertically (height).

  • Group of Pictures (GOP) – the GOP structure of the resulting stream (I, IP, IBP or IBBP to be selected from the list) and the GOP length in frames.

  • Rate mode – the VBR (variable bitrate) or CBR (constant bitrate) mode.

Note
To offload H.264 video encoding from the host CPU, it is recommended to use the H.264 Nvidia GPU video codec. For proper hardware performance, Nvidia graphics card with NVENC accelerator is required. Please refer to the system recommendations document.

DV Settings

DV_Codec

Select the required subtype that will be used for DV encoding:

  • DVSD;

  • DV25;

  • DV50.

IMX Settings

IMX_Codec

Select the required compression settings in Mbps that will be used for the MXF encoding:

  • 30;

  • 40;

  • 50.

MPEG-2 Long GOP 4:2:0 / 4:2:2 Generic Settings

MPEG2_LongGOP_codec

For this encoder type define the following parameters:

  • Bitrate – the compression settings in Kbps to be used for encoding.

  • Frame size – the frame size in pixels horizontally (width) and vertically (height).

  • Group of Pictures (GOP) – the GOP structure of the resulting stream (selected from the list) and the GOP length in frames.

MPEG-2 XDCAM EX 35 Mbit Settings

MPEG2_XDCAM_EX_35

This profile is read-only.

MPEG-2 XDCAM HD Settings

MPEG2_XDCAM_HD

Select the required subtype mode that will be used for MPEG-2 XDCAM HD encoding:

  • VBR 18 Mbit;

  • CBR 25 Mbit;

  • CBR 36 Mbit.

MPEG-2 XDCAM HD 50 4:2:2 Settings

MPEG2_XDCAM_HD_50

This profile is read-only.

ProRes 422 Settings

ProRes_422

Select the required subtype mode that will be used for ProRes 422 encoding:

  • ProRes 422 HQ;

  • ProRes 422;

  • ProRes 422 LT;

  • ProRes 422 Proxy.

SSF Settings

SSF

This profile is read-only.

Wrapper Settings

Some wrappers have additional settings. You will be prompted to specify their parameters in the pop-up window. A set of parameters depends on the wrapper type you have selected.

MXF OP1A Output Settings

MXF_OP1A_output

Select the required subtype that will be used for MXF OP1A output:

  • Generic;

  • AS03;

  • AS11.

MXF OPAtom Output Settings

MXF_OPAtom_output

For this wrapper type tick off the "Use Avid folder structure" checkbox to limit the Avid media files folders creation to the specified Avid media folder only. Otherwise, leave this option unchecked.

Wave Output Settings

Wave_output

Select either mono or stereo output mode to be used for encoding.