Render doesn't matter so much. How does it look in the export?
When I exported a sequence where I did a split screen it also looked bad.
Now, you understand that when you make the image smaller, there will naturally be some loss of quality, right?
Hmmm. That is abnormal.
Try converting one of the clips to DNxHD in the MXF wrapper and replacing the ProRes version with that. Does it help?
I am sort of new to this so how would I convert one of the clips to DNxHD in the MFX wrapper?
Prelude, Adobe Media Encoder, export from Premiere Pro. Take your pick.
Let's back up a bit and cover the basics. What is the source clip resolution - 1920x1080? What are the Sequence settings? Should match the footage. Do not pre-render timeline, that could be using an inferior codec. Or if you must render timeline for smooth preview playback, that is ok, but when you Export, do NOT check "Use Previews". You want to render that export straight from the original clips and bypass that intermediate preview render material.
Edit at the highest resolution (to match clips) and if the delivery format is something smaller, that downscale can happen at the time of export.
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For my sequence settings, I did what someone from Adobe suggested.
- Click "Cancel" and do not choose a Sequence Preset just yet.
- Premiere Pro opens.
- Import clips.
- Drag one of the clips to the New Item button at the bottom of the Project panel.
- A new sequence matching the settings of the clip is created.
- Continue editing in that sequence.
So thats what I did. When I look at my sequence setting.
Edditing mode: BlackMagic Uncompressed
@JIM: I can't find the DNxHD codec in Media Encoder.
In the Broadcast preset folder.
Ok. I will try to do that.