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Exploring quality-based presets

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An easy way to think about rendering is to approach it with the quality basis. When you choose to render, you have several options that are based upon the simple methodology of high, medium, and low. This allows you to take the standard quality and then apply a simple adaptation to it to generate a new file. This is the most basic type of rendering, although it does work well in many cases. To access quality methods, just choose File > Export > Render Video.

Exploring quality-based presets

An easy way to think about rendering is to approach it with the quality basis. When you choose to render, you have several options that are based upon the simple methodology of high, medium, and low. This allows you to take the standard quality and then apply a simple adaptation to it to generate a new file. This is the most basic type of rendering, although it does work well in many cases. To access quality methods, just choose File > Export > Render Video.

As before, you should choose where you want to store the image. I'll select the folder here on my Desktop and choose OK. I'll also store the version here in a new folder called Exports, to make it easier to keep my files organized. I recommend that you name the file with the quality method that you choose. Down below you'll find several different presets. Remember, H.264 and QuickTime are both image formats that will have audio and video in one file. We'll explore both in greater depth in just a moment.

Inside of the Preset here, you'll find that the first choices are High, Medium and Low. If the rest of the choices are a bit intimidating, the High, Medium and Low Quality options work well. High Quality should be used for final output of a high-quality master. Medium Quality works well, if your client or audience has a good web connection, such as a Desktop or WiFi. On the other hand Low Quality works best, when you're targeting things like a cell data connection. In this case, I'm choosing Medium and all of the other information is filled in automatically. The Document Size is chosen for me, the Frame Rate is going to match what I chose.

You will notice of course, that you can change these, but it's generally a good idea to stick with the target. If you do want to make a smaller output, go ahead and just go to exactly half of the size. Since I'm working with 1080p here; that would change to 960x540, and that itself will also make a smaller web file. Stick with things like Progressive output if you shot with DSLR video and don't have interlaced material. In fact, Progressive tends to work best for most web and screen content these days. I will put this out at the current document aspect ratio and I've selected All Frames. When I'm set, I can click the Render button and this will engage creating the project.

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Editing Video in Photoshop CS6

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  1. 6m 4s
    1. Welcome
      51s
    2. Why use video in Photoshop?
      2m 42s
    3. What you should know before taking this course
      1m 51s
    4. Using the exercise files
      40s
  2. 6m 25s
    1. Making sure your system is ready
      2m 55s
    2. Exploring the Motion workspace
      1m 27s
    3. Looking at supported file formats for editing
      2m 3s
  3. 9m 30s
    1. An overview of the Timeline panel
      3m 31s
    2. Controlling playback in the timeline
      1m 12s
    3. Viewing options in the timeline
      2m 50s
    4. Enabling timeline shortcuts
      1m 57s
  4. 31m 23s
    1. Understanding the reality of editing video
      1m 20s
    2. Setting up the timeline
      1m 56s
    3. Building the A-roll
      7m 27s
    4. Organizing B-roll
      3m 55s
    5. Adding B-roll to the timeline
      5m 26s
    6. Editing B-roll in the timeline
      4m 5s
    7. Changing the playback speed
      1m 25s
    8. Adding transitions
      5m 49s
  5. 6m 54s
    1. Adjusting volume in clips
      3m 15s
    2. Adding a music bed to the timeline
      3m 39s
  6. 12m 30s
    1. Fixing underexposed footage
      1m 14s
    2. Fixing overexposed footage
      1m 39s
    3. Adjusting contrast
      1m 15s
    4. Color balancing a video shot
      1m 15s
    5. Adding vibrance to a video clip
      1m 32s
    6. Creating black-and-white effects
      1m 11s
    7. Using photo filters
      1m 47s
    8. Using Smart Filters to soften skin
      2m 37s
  7. 16m 25s
    1. Adding a lower-third graphic
      6m 20s
    2. Animating text
      4m 15s
    3. Inserting a logo bug
      4m 14s
    4. Adding moves to photos
      1m 36s
  8. 24m 33s
    1. What to do before exporting your video
      7m 35s
    2. An overview of the Render Video dialog
      3m 27s
    3. Exploring quality-based presets
      2m 34s
    4. Exporting H.264 files
      3m 18s
    5. Exporting QuickTime files
      5m 30s
    6. Exporting a DPX sequence
      2m 9s
  9. 1m 35s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 35s

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