Exported video quality lost

I export my videos using these settings: http://imgur.com/a/hq5re . Then I convert them into .mp4 files using Adobe Media Encoder to reduce file size. But that’s not really the matter because the exported .mov videos’ quality is already a bit low when I play them in Quicktime Player. Can someone explain why?

I never export using toonbooms movie export since quicktime is pure garbage AND the version used in this has the gamma shift bug.

The only way to export video out of toonboom outside of test video plays is to render write notes (I use png4s), then to drag the sequence into premier or after effects and assemble it there. If I need the audio i export out just the .wav and uncheck video export, or use sounds I have in AE/Premier directly.

How can I export as png4s? It doesn’t let me choose the output file type. And is there a way to reduce the file size? Each targa file of my only 23 frame animation takes up about 1 MB.

If you are using Premium it is accessed through the Write Node.

If you are using Advanced or Essentials it is File => Export => Images => there will be Colour Mode and File Type drop down menus. Choose Colour with Transparency and then the file type. If the file type does not support transparency it will not show Colour with Transparency as an option in the drop down menu.

It would have been better if you could simply choose Colour with Transparency and then only have the file types which support it show as options. But they all show up whether it is Colour or Colour with Transparency so you have to do it manually one by one.

Of those that are listed, these are the file types that retained the Colour with Transparency option: OPT, PNG, PSB, PSD, SGI and TGA

Essentials and Advanced: https://docs.toonboom.com/help/harmony-14/advanced/export/export-image-sequence.html?Highlight=export%20images

Premium: https://docs.toonboom.com/help/harmony-14/premium/export/export-image-seq-node-view.html?Highlight=export%20image%20sequence

The Colour Depth bit/channel field is only big enough to show one digit. I think it is 16 when it shows a 1.

“If you want to export images with transparency, you need to select the file type that supports this option, such as .tga, .psd or .png. Harmony supports 16 bits per channel RGB and RGBA .png files. The Colour Mode menu changes according to the File Type selected. For example, selecting .tif will result in only having “Colour” as a Colour Mode option, whereas .png will have “Colour” and “Colour with Transparency”.”