5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 1, 2013 8:18 AM by Steve Grisetti

    Premiere Elements 11 H.264 encoder ignores max bitrate and only obeys target bitrate

    cheweyallen123 Level 1

      H.264 encoding target bitrate is followed but max bitrate is ignored.  I have  source file that is 24mbps CBR and have chosen to encode at a target of 15 mbps and a max of 24mbps.  When i monitor the resulting encoded bitrate, has no peaks. It's basically CBR at 15 mbps.  Then if I set the target at 1 mbps and keep the max at 24 mbps, i get a highly compressed video that has no peaks but a constant 1mbps datastream.  Why does it not obey the max bitrate setting and encode some significant peaks into the file?