When exporting a timeline from Premiere Pro CS6 the cross dissolve transitions between and to images created in Photoshop CS6 look very pixelated. I exported through Media Encorder, same. I checked the Use Maximum Render Quality, same. I cbecked Render at Maximum Depth, same. I used Dip to Black transitions, same.
Any suggestions, work arounds, anything so the transitions look smooth?
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What format, dimensions, and bitrate?
I'm exporting as a QuickTime, 1280 x 720, and at a bitrate of 5000 kbps (Vimeo compression guidelines).
You don't need to check max bit depth, although it shouldn't hurt. I would not use the QT container, just use the H.264 format, which also has Vimeo presets.
You might try 2 pass encoding if you haven't. Also, be sure to check the resulting video in different players(QT, VLC, Vimeo) and on different systems.
5000 kbps is pretty low for 720, but yes it is Vimeo's requierement.Sometimes I hedge a little bit and boost the Mbps to 8 or so before sending to vimeo. I don't know if this helps or hurts. They seems to recode everything anyway.