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Which ffmpeg crf setting do you use?

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I tend to use 25, not sure if that's high or low for fan edits.
 
What program? NLE setting? Source? We need context.
 
Thanks for your response! Using command-line ffmpeg.
 
Is this to set up your source files or to convert your rendered edits?
 
I was just reading stuff about CRF last week. I don't think I can paste a url in here yet, but quick search on google will get you where I ended I'm sure. In short, when talking about x264 and x265, CRF of 0 would be 'lossless' CRF of 51 would be the worst. the consensus seems to have you over between 18 and 28. I think only a trained eye could notice any difference with anything lower than 18 but again, that's based on reading the web only...
DigModification asks a good question though. it would be better to work with the best quality file as a source. then adjusting your final exports or whathaveyous...
 
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