I'm experimenting rendering out project I've just finished using H.264 and the 'best' output settings. I'm using 32 bpc in terms of colour and a resolution of 1920x1080.
However, the output doesn't seem that great - a little noisy and grainy. Is there is trick to improve it or is it down to the video codec? A PSD image sequence seems to render best etc...
Many thanks gentlemen.
Rendering is covered in hundreds of posts on this forum and in the FAQ. If you are going to render using h.264 and you want quality you must use the Adobe Media Encoder. You can load you AE project directly in there. Use one of the HD presets and you should be fine.
Please take the time to go through at least the FAQ on rendering on this forum. There are so many options you have to know what you are doing to get any kind of success.