Recommended Recording Settings

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The following is a list of recommended recording settings based on factors such as quality, file size and where the final recording will be used.

Best all rounder

Codec: MPEG-2

Format: Transport Stream (.ts)

Video Quality: 50M (HD) 10M (SD)

Audio Quality: 384k

Pros: Fast, high quality recordings with moderate file sizes. Supported by most video editors.

Highest quality HD and SD


Codec: MagicYUV

Pros: Lossless video quality, fast post production editing.
Cons: Very large file sizes, need to install the MagicYUV codec on any computers used for post production.

Uploading to YouTube

Bit Rate: 25 Mbps (HD) or 8 Mbps (SD)

Audio Bit Rate: 192 Kbps

Pros: Files can be played anywhere and can be easily uploaded to most web sites

Cons: Provides good video quality for file size, but may not be suitable for high quality post production video editing.