Just a note: I edited this video with the intention of using all the new information I learned from Total Training: Final Cut 5. It’s not a very stimulating video, but I did make use of the ‘Viewer’ and ’3-point editing’ (as opposed to drag&drop, razor method, as described in my last tutorial.) Also I learned about how to effectively use the browser (or what I called the ‘library’ window).
|Title||Bob & Fam Visit Heijing, Yunnan|
|Video||1024 kbps, 2-pass VBR|
|Audio||80 AAC, mono|
|File Size||21.7 mb|
I compressed this video twice, same settings, except for 2-pass.
1-pass = 21.8 megs / lots of crap on screen
2-pass = 21.7 megs / much less crap
But, the 2-pass very little of the artifacting that 1-pass does when you move the camera more that the speed of “slow”. What that means is, for a talking head, yes, 1-pass could be useful at saving you compression time, but really, I’m now convinced that 2-pass must always be used.