Re-Encoding low bit rate video to higher bit rate – worth the trouble?

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    • #37488
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I hope I posted this in the correct section.

      I was wondering if there was any point in encoding a video file which was streamed at 400/Kbps to a higher bit rate.

      Is the end result just a larger file? Is there no improvement in the over all quality by increasing bit rate?

      I basically have a WMV file which is 320×240 in size and has a bit rate of 403Kbps. I need to edit the video and need some help in figuring out if making the final cut at a higher bit rate than the source footage will do anything other giving me a larger file.

      Thanks in advance!

      H

    • #166132
      AvatarRob
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      You’ll just end up making larger file sizes. If you want to do any color grading, then it is a good idea to save the video as a higher bit rate.

    • #166133
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Thanks rob.

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