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Exporting H264 from 5k R3ds

Jun 12, 2013 5:21 PM

Tags: #premiere_pro #h264 #codec #r3d #5k

Just finished cutting and colour correcting a short music video we shot with the Epic. We shot 5k, and I did my colour correct using Redcine-X. I'm trying to export it as a 1080p file so that I can upload to the web, but each time I get massive banding, and the blacks are completely milky and full of artifacts. I've tried using noise and blur filters to no avail. I've also tried just about every codec available with similar results.


Above is the 5k image: Nala 5k.jpg

And now the 1080p Image

Nala 1080.jpg


Here are my settings:



Is there a step that I'm missing?

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    Jun 12, 2013 7:24 PM   in reply to SandboxEmpire

    Windows Media Player is hardly the most reliable QC tool.  Get the export onto a properly calibrated TV.  How does it look there?

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    Jun 13, 2013 10:24 AM   in reply to SandboxEmpire

    I have not yet been fortunate enough to work with RED footage.


    But for superior H.264 encoding, I do export out a lossless Intermediate using the UT codec, and from there I use an x264 encoder in Constant Quality mode.  This produces better results than the MainConcept encoder Adobe uses with only CBR and VRB modes.

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