It appears to be a field order issue going here. Can you please post the file info from your original source file. You can use the program media info to do so. Also you're currently scaling down your video if you're capturing the video at 1366x768 and then editing inside a SD sequence. Here is a link to download media info from. Please post all the information that is provided after you set the view inside the program to "tree".
Complete name: C:\Users\Kevin\Desktop\Recordings\Private Match - Peter, Gordon, Kevin. avi
Format/Info: Audio Video Interleave
Format Profile: OpenDML
File size: 9.44 GiB
Durations: 8mn 24s
Overall bit rate: 161 Mbps
Codec ID: FPS1
Duration 8mn 20s
Bit rate: 161 Mbps
Width: 1360 pixels (whoops, I said 1366 before)
Height: 768 pixels
Display aspect ratio: 16:9
Frame rate: 60.000 fps
Color space: YUV
Bit depth: 8 bits
Stream size: 9.35 GiB (99%)
Format settings, Endianness: Little
Format settings, Sign: Signed
Codec ID: 1
Duration 8mn 24s
Bit rate: 1536 Kbps
Channel(s): 2 channels
Sampling rate: 48.0 KHz
Bit depth: 16 bits
Stream size: 92.3 MiB (1%)
Interleave, duration: 992 ms (59.53 video frames)
Any luck so far?
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Normally it lists the scan order or scan type in tree view for some reason this time it didn't can you switch the views to a different one and see if it lists either "progressive scan" or lower or upper field first?
Anyways though it's most likely safe to assume it's progressive. So try to make a sequence that is 1360x768 with progressive field order, then export to exactly the same. Or if you'd rather scale it down to 720x480 out of your timeline you can do that, just keep the field order set to progressive. Also make sure to set the PAR to square pixels.
Do you have the MPE engine in Hardware or software mode?
Thanks for your help.
However, I don't know how to make a sequence 1360x768 with progressive field order, and then export to exactly the same. Would you mind telling me how to?
Not entirely sure.
Go under Project settings and the general tab. What do you see there for Mercury engine?
Mercury Playback Engine Software Only
Hmm thought it might be the MPE scaling with a non standard video resolution. Can you capture another clip in 720P ie 1280x720 and then transcode down to SD and see how that looks?
You'll need to create a custom sequence. So you can just select AVCHD 1080p, except after you select it click the "settings" tab. Then switch the editing mode to "custom". Then once this is done you can set the resolution to what ever you want. You can also set your frame rate/time base as well. Then set your field order to "progressive scan." Then you're ready to go.
When you export I'd recommend using the h.264 format option instead of .avi since your final goal is youtube. (Or at least I'm assuming it is) If you select h.264 format you can simply type in the frame size you want, then you can try these settings out. Although truthfully you should be able to export to 720x480 like you where doing and achieve good results as long as the field order is set to progressive. Just make sure your PAR is square pixels.
It worked! The video quality is much better now thanks to ComputerNovice25.
Thanks a lot.