Exported Video Formats and Render Codecs Used

Below you can find some useful information about what formats and what codecs we use to render your videos.


Codec used



H.264 / AVC

This codec is the most supported one. The exported file can be played almost on any device, however it brings a slightly lower quality and a bigger file size.

The format+codec combination makes the video streamable

Best quality/compression rate can be achieved if you use resolution below 2048x2048, but it also supports higher resolutions


H.264 / AVC

The most widely supported codec+format combination. You should be able to play this file anywhere.

Best quality/compression rate can be achieved if you use resolution below 2048x2048


mpeg4 / DivX

The most widely used codec, before H.264 became popular. Has some drawbacks on quality and file size, but it’s widely supported. Also, the Matroska Video format allows you to build larger files


Apple ProRes

Allows almost lossless compression with transparency support.Human eyes won’t be able to distinguish any quality loss, even using normal video quality + transparency.

Drawback is that it’s not streamable & can’t be embedded into websites.

Perfect pick you you wish to reuse your animation in other video editing applications like Adobe AE


Google’s VP9

Streamable, embeddable into websites, high quality videos with transparency support.

Drawback is that Safari doesn’t support it.

Using a combination of WEBM + MP4 in your <video> tag, you can accomplish a great user experience on your website.

All our exports use variable bitrates and they don’t have audio channel.

Pixel format:

  • 420 for non-transparent videos
  • 444 w/ 16 bits of alpha channel for transparent videos

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Export settings

Exported file formats

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