Many of you are asking what are the best encoder settings for various types of events. Although every situation is different there are general rules. The more pixel movement in the frame the higher encoder settings are needed to get a good quality video. Hence for sports higher encoding setting are preferable. Probably the worst situation from the encoder perspective are swimming pools with water rippling and all of the pixels changing in every frame. That requires the highest encoder setting you afford.
To help you get started we prepared a small infographics that should give you an overview of the recommended encoder settings for various types of events.