I'm using Premiere CS5.5 on Windows 7 and I have been using the same custom HD preset settings for months now. But recently when I go to export, the encoder gives me a video with a lower bitrate and file size than I expected; although my settings have not changed. Any ideas?
How are you determining the bitrate of the exported file?
I just looked in the file properties. The total bitrate is 3671 kbps, but my settings have a target of 8 mbps and a max of 9mbps.
Personally I wouldn't rely on that.