27 Replies Latest reply on Apr 2, 2009 6:31 PM by Colin Brougham

    Settings for good/successful MPEG-2 I-frame encode

    Colin Brougham Level 6
      I've been having problems with Lagarith throwing junk frames when trying to encode to an intermediary AVI; using Vista Business/Ultimate 64, DV sequence with mixed XDCAM EX and DVCAM footage and uncompressed AVI renders from AE. The bad frames happen randomly (though rather infrequently) and in any of the footage types, so it's hard to rule out any of them as the source of the problem. I'm just going to assume it's an issue between Lagarith and AME, and move on from there.

      Since I have quite a few timelines I'm exporting, and I'm doing all my end-product encoding in Squeeze as well as other apps, I need a good intermediary. I remember some talk on the board of using an MPEG-2 I-frame only 4:2:2 encode for this purpose; however, a search is not giving me much joy. So far, I'm having some inconsistent output issues with this format. Can anyone offer some advice as to good setting to use for this purpose?