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Getting the best quality

  1. As with all kinds of digital imaging, the first rule of quality is garbage in = garbage out. So you need to start by making sure you have recorded good quality footage, using a good camera and microphone under acceptable lighting conditions.

  1. Second is to capture at the highest quality you are likely to need. However, note that resizing your video after capture will result in loss of quality, so if possible you should capture at the same resolution as you will use for your final product.
  1. Note that compressing video files involves throwing away data. Every time you convert (recompress) a file you will lose quality. So do this as few times as possible. So if you create different versions of your material in different formats then create each version directly from the best quality original, not from another converted file.

  1. Export your file at the most appropriate format and compression for your purpose