I’m creating 15 second animations with approx 500 frames (1280x720) at 24FPS resulting in 20Mb file size. Similar videos online are well under 5Mb even under 2Mb. I’m currently video editing using the default blender settings for 720p MPG4 H264 with no audio. I tried various video output settings to reduce file size but there is a noticeable drop in quality.
My initial PNG renders are at blender’s default settings but with 100% compressed RGB (no alpha) with each image about 1.2Mb. Would compressing these images further in blender or using other programs etc reduce the video output of these images? Or is there no correlation between the PNGs and MPG4 file size?
Either way, what are the ideal PNG and video output settings within blender to reduce the final video file size whilst maintaining the same quality? Or should I be compressing the videos further using an external program?