HEAVYBIT

HEAVYBIT PRO

Hey guys,

We're having a little trouble reading the smaller print on our videos. Is there a way we can improve readability or are there any techniques to help the text from becoming hazy?

We use the H.264 codec at 1440 x 720 resolution. We're wondering if the cause is compression or something in our rendering process.

Thanks for the help.

-Tim

Link: vimeo.com/63935665

Ian Durkin

Ian Durkin Staff

Hi Tim, sorry for the trouble. Are you watching the video in HD and/or in fullscreen? Those should both help.

HEAVYBIT

HEAVYBIT PRO

Hey Ian,

We are watching it in HD and fullscreen, but the text is still more blurry than the original file. Is it due to the compression?

Ian Durkin

Ian Durkin Staff

Yes. We transcode all videos on Vimeo to optimize their online playback. The unfortunate nature of online video is that the original will always look better than the online version.

HEAVYBIT

HEAVYBIT PRO

Gotcha. What are something we can do to maximize text readability after transcoding?
Is there a way we can transcode the file ourselves or some best practices to help readability?

Mark

Mark Staff

Just make sure your bitrate is 10,000 kbps.

HEAVYBIT

HEAVYBIT PRO

Sounds good, Mark.

We'll try that and get back to you.

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