10 Replies Latest reply on Apr 16, 2013 4:50 PM by John T Smith

    Retaining video quality for screen capture export

    Leif Espelund Level 1

      I've spent hours searching all over the interwebs and trying every combination possible, but I cannot for the life of me get Premiere to maintain the quality of my video from a screen capture. This is for a software demo video I am making. Here are the settings for the video capture:

       

      Recorded with ocam screen recorder (http://ohsoft.net/product_ocam.php). This produced decent quality, not perfect, but definitely readable.

      Microsoft MPEG 4 part 3 (.AVI) codec

      1024x768

      30fps

      6000Kbps bitrate

       

      When I view the files in Windows Media Player or Quicktime they look fine (again, not perfect, but definitely usable)

       

      However, when I import them into Premiere Pro the preview adds artifacts, especially around black text on white background.

       

      My sequence settings in Premiere match the original video:

      1024x768

      Square pixels aspect ratio

      30fps

       

      Exporting produces the same problem, artifacts all over.

       

      Oddly, sometimes the artifacts disappear, such as when a window is moved with the cursor. Suddenly all the text in that window gets clear for a second.

       

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.