I am working on a standalone video presentation, will play directely from PC. So no worries about streaming or file size.
Right now i am using WMV9 with unconstrained bitrate, decoder on auto, avg bitrate maxed out at 10,000
I am still getting some compression artifacts on playback, even when using clean hi res tif files (no jpgs)
Any tips on getting the best quality from PP5.5 ?
Try creating a lossless AVI file using the Lagarith or UT codecs. Both are free and work fine with PP. Both are lossless so will not degrade the image at all.
The files will be larger, but you said that wasn't a concern.
Uncompressed avi is getting me about 3GB/sec but it does look nice.
So is there something in between uncompressed and something like WMV9?
I can of course store the video at 3GB/sec but not sure if it is too much bandwith to sustain over a five minute video.
Is this going to be on one computer, or will it be sent out to others?
The only limitation with Lagarith, or UT, will be that the CODEC's will need to be installed on each computer, but they ARE free. With one computer, it's not an issue, as the installer to Encode, will also include the Decode too.
Great, as that certainly makes the delivery much, much easier. Thanks for that clarification.
With that scheme, you can use the best "lossless" CODEC, and only need to have it on that one, dedicated machine.
Both Lagarith and UT get high marks. Some users like one vs the other, and that is probably based on the exact Source Footage, they are working with. As both are free, do not hesitate to try each with your Footage, and pick the one that you like best.
Having big problem with Lagarith now.
20 second test clips were fine but now the final clip at about 3 minutes stutters and pauses.
File size is 5.5GB and bitrate reports 300k kbps
Any ideas why the playback is not smooth. Server is brand new Dell Workstation 8 core brute.