1-pass or 2-pass Encoding – Which one is better?

‘Nero Video’ provides two ways of video file encoding as shown in the screenshot: ‘Fast encoding (1-Pass)’ and ‘High Quality (2-Pass )’.

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Two pass encoding makes sense if you have used many effects that need to re-render the individual frames from scratch, or if your input and output formats differ a lot. Two pass encoding does a double check to tweak out the last bit of quality. If your input and output formats are more or less identical it is not neccessary to do 2-pass.

Also note that 2-pass encoding takes the double amount of time to finish the encoding.

Moreover ‘Nero Video’ has ‘Nero SmartEncoding’ technology included that helps you save time and quality in case your¬†input and output format are identical. When¬†SmartEncoding jumps in it will not re-render your exported file and save original quality to file.

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