So for some reason 16,000kbps is the highest you can choose and it will let you however it never actually renders in 16k. Even if your source files are as high as 17k you end up with a final product of 14,500-15,000, I am pretty sure if I look closely I can notice the difference in the drop of bitrate. If I choose MainConcepts you can get an actual higher bitrate in .MTS but it does not look as good as the Sony AVC codec (my source files are AVC). So whats the dealio??