I film on a Canon 60D in full HD quality. The footage right out of the camera is excellent. However, when I edit it and render it through Adobe Premiere it looses a large amount of quality. It gets what appears to be a layer of white noise on top of it. Here are some screenshots to help illustrate:
The following are my complete render settings.
What is wrong?
What is wrong?
Your testing methodology. You can't trust software players, computer monitors and especially Youtube uploads to judge the quality of media. For that, you need a properly calibrated external TV.
Start with using the format your camera uses. XDCAM HD is wrong. If you don't know what codec your camera uses, forget about a sequence preset and just import a clip from the Media Browser and right click on the clip in the project panel and select New Sequence from Clip.
'Every autodidact had an idiot as a teacher'
If you have no idea what you are doing stick to the default settings/presets, they are usually the best.
Make a new sequence and copy everything from the old into the new one.
This looks more appropriate for your camera.
For learning Premiere you can start here:
A digital dslr preset? I should get my eyes checked!
Still, I would like to hear from someone who knows the optimal render settings I need. I want to learn as much as possible and you don't learn much using default settings.
Some to the point questions:
How are my Bitrate settings? is the bitrate encoding correct? target and maximum bitrate?
What does "Level" mean and should I chose a higher one?
What should my codec be and why?
Should my frequency be 44 or 48? Why?
What bitrate should I use?
Thanks a lot for your help, Ann!
Use the HDTV 1080p 24 high quality preset.
You only need to change the framerate to 23.976 and check Render Use Maximum Render Quality; don't touch the rest.
Try again with the new sequence setting.