Nelson Cruz demonstrates how to use the ffmpeg utility application in order to record and stream video from rendered images sequences.
Maya users on Mac OS can run into problems when trying to get a MOV file output of their image sequences
No matter what video editing software you use, it’s always best to start off with a high quality source. If that’s not an option or if your needs call for quick turnaround time then try using After Effects and its built-in filters like ambiance node which can add mood without taking up too much space in the timeline (and is great when used on group shots).
There are other programs out there though such as Final Cut Pro X where we recommend working from images instead so color management doesn’t get weird – see this previous post “Using Image sequences through Quicktime bypass’ QT Color Management”.