I'm basically having a rlly hard problem getting good quality exports out of Adobe Media Encoder. I had all my settings perfect on my C2D XP rig, but then I upgraded to a Win 7 64 bit Core i7 rig, and now my exports look like crap.
Obviously the problem is not with my hardware. What is my problem, then? Look at the difference between these two videos:
Big difference. From what I remember, I used the same settings in my old rig as I do now. The only difference would be the codecs, I believe.
Both were exported using H.264. I have no idea what codecs I was using in xp, however. On my current rig, though, I've downloaded the Mainconcept mpeg pro, and the k-lite mega codec pack.
So What Settings am I using???
- In Premiere Pro cs4, I hit "Export"
- In the "video" tab, under Codec: I see "Mainconcept H.264 Video"
- I set the Format to h.264, and then hit "custom"
- Tv Standard: NTSC
- Fps: 24
- Field Order Progressive
- Square Pixels
- Profile: High
- Level 4.1
- VBR 2 pass
- Target 9
- Max 11
- Multiplexing: MP4
- Stream Compatibility: Standard
These are the settings that the "new rig" video was exported using. I don't know why the Mainconcept h.264 video still shows up, I uninstalled it because it gave me horrible results. Otherwise, I have no idea whether I'm using the right codecs or not, or WHAT I'm doing wrong. I totally forgot what I did to get everything right in my XP rig (though I do remember spending alot of time researching things).
Thanks for the help! I would really appreciate it!