I am rather new to After Effects and am having some issues getting a video to render properly for playing on a TV. The video renders just fine and plays great on my PC in QuickTime, VLC Player, Windows Media Player, etc.
It's when I try to play it on a TV that I'm running into issues. The video appears to be blurry and the text is totally unreadable. It's a real short video, a little over a minute in length. I've scoured the internet for proper rendering settings and I can not seem to get anything to work. These were my latest settings:
Present: HDTV 1080 25
Width: 1920 px
Height: 1080 px
Pixel Aspect Ration: Square Pixels
Frame Rate: 25
Size: 1920 x 1080
Disk Cache: Read Only
Frame Blending: On for Checked Layers
Frame Rate is using comp's frame rate of 25.00
Field Render: Off
Motion Blue: On for Checked Layers
Time Span: Work Area Only
Output Module Settings:
Post-Render Action: None
Video Output: Checked
Depth: Millions of Colors
Color: Premultiplied (Matter)
VBR, 1 Pass
Target Bitrate: 10
Maximum Bitrate: 30
Would it be better for me to export the video into Adobe Premiere and then render there? I'm really a novice and am trying to learn. Though, this stuff does not have a very gentle learning curve. Thanks for any help that you can provide.
I'm actually using a Classroom Media Controller produced by SAFARI Montage. It's a device that is designed for digital signage.
It comes with pre-loaded content. Is it very difficult to reverse engineer one of these videos to see what settings it was encoded/created at? Again, I'm kind of teaching myself as I go here.
As A.I. said, your settings are wrong and the output is scaled somehow, hence the blurriness. An additional second scaling by whatever projector/ display you are using may further compound matters. Otehr than that there could of course be more general issues with how this box handles H.264 video, but that's difficult to judge not knowing how it exactly expects its footage...