4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 13, 2013 2:05 PM by Reynir Aron

    Help with exporting Minecraft video

    Reynir Aron Level 1

      Hello. My name is Reynir Aron. I make Minecraft videos and I recently switched from Final Cut Pro 7 to Premiere Pro CS6 and I love using Premiere.

      However there is one little problem, when I export the video (even if I do it through Media Encoder) the video looks very smoothed out (for example the text looks really crappy and isn't pixellated).

      Can anybody help me? The video is not being scaled up, the source video, my sequence and the export settings are all 1280x720.

      By the way, is there any plugin or anything that lets me export using QuickTime Pro 7?

      Here is a screenshot of the output I get:

      http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/3953/screenshot20130313at172.png

      This also happens if I check "Use Maximum Render Quality".

      This is what I see in Premiere's Program window:

      http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/3953/screenshot20130313at172.png

      I have an iMac8,1 (Early 2008) with a 2,8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, an ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256 MB and I'm running OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2.

        • 1. Re: Help with exporting Minecraft video
          SAFEHARBOR11 Most Valuable Participant

          Hi Reynir,

           

          My daughter has been making her own Minecraft videos using CS6 as well (on the PC) and they come out fine. I don't remember what she uses to screen capture the video though. What do you use and what codec/settings? Export settings? If you can post screen grabs of settings that is very helpful in troubleshooting, so we can see all the parameters you are using. Could be very simple.

           

          Thanks

           

          Jeff Pulera

          Safe Harbor Computers

          • 2. Re: Help with exporting Minecraft video
            Reynir Aron Level 1

            I record using Fraps on my Windows partition and then transcode that into a QuickTime MOV (Linear PCM, Apple ProRes 422) for editing (Fraps uses its own codec).

            Here's a screenshot of my sequence settings:

            http://imageshack.us/a/img833/7623/screenshot20130313at184.png

            Here's a screenshot of my export settings:

            http://imageshack.us/a/img6/3575/screenshot20130313at185.png

            -Reynir Aron

            • 3. Re: Help with exporting Minecraft video
              SAFEHARBOR11 Most Valuable Participant

              I think my daughter is using FRAPS, but of course not transcoding, just putting that right into Premiere. If your captured file is 30fps, what is the transcoded ProRes file? I don't know if ProRes supports non-video settings, so maybe that is converted to 29.97? But then the edit sequence is 30fps, and I do see an issue - FIELDS is set to LOWER, but should be PROGRESSIVE. That could be causing the jaggies issue on your output.

               

              How did you create the editing Sequence? Try creating a NEW SEQUENCE with the same settings, except make it Progressive, then copy/paste contents of interlaced sequence into the progressive sequence and then Export again, see if that helps. Or just do a short sample to check, to save time.

               

              Thanks

               

              Jeff

              • 4. Re: Help with exporting Minecraft video
                Reynir Aron Level 1

                The ProRes file was in 30 FPS too.

                Thank you so much for helping me!

                Wow, I feel like an idiot not realising that my video was interlaced…but in Final Cut the default was progressive so…thank you!

                I didn't notice that the field dominance was set to Low in my preset.

                By the way, I did not know Premiere could read Fraps videos so I won't transcode them anymore.

                -Reynir Aron