AV1 Rendering 101: Why Grain is the Most Important Setting (Handbrake & FFmpeg)

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AV1 is the new thing… it takes forever to render, but once you’re finished you should get a file that is 20-30% smaller than an h.265 file at about the same quality… but there’s a catch. The settings need to be right or else it’ll look like ugly muddy glamorous smudgy nasty putrescent clay.

If you don’t want to watch the video, just take this and run: The most important thing is the film grain setting. I enter this and change the amount of film grain depending upon what I’m rendering. You have to turn off the denoise unless you want a mess.

Watch the video to learn about how AV1 handles grain, because it’s totally wild and different.


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