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Turn off Frame Blending. This must be done on the time line. Right click and click off Frame Blend.Then encode. I have found this solves a lot of quality issues when encoding
>Turn off Frame Blending. This must be done on the time line. Right click and click off Frame Blend.Then encode. I have found this solves a lot of quality issues when encoding
How can that be? Frame blending does nothing unless you have speed changes.
Not true. I recently did an Blu-ray 3 hour movie with simple transitions, fades. The effects were pixelated and had lines. I was so disturbed by my resulting encode, i went through the forumns in search of issues to explain this. Yes it was designed for speed changes but unfortunatly, many do not know this frame blend thing effects everyone. It is not well discussed for no really has felt it made a difference. i'll bet a good chance his video will look better if he turns this off and reencodes. Also, he did not mention if he used any effects, speed changes, etc.
>CS3 would use high when set to automatic
This is incorrect. For footage items on the timeline in CS3, Automatic uses Draft quality for playback, and High quality when playback is stopped.
>1- Where do I set the desktop display mode to "Accelerated GPU" as was available in CS3's "playback settings"?
Check your 'Sequence Settings" (Menu Item) to see what your "Preview" is playing as. This is now a setting specific to each sequence in your project. You can change it even though the Project is open. May need a re render though.
Not quite the answer to your question but it may help you.
I am really liking the way Sequences can have various settings. Brilliant and a real time saver.
Bonus Tip: Kind of like having multiple projects open if you decide to import another Project.
>Yes it was designed for speed changes but unfortunatly, many do not know this frame blend thing effects everyone.
It's on by default, but does nothing unless the frame rate of the clip is different than that of the project/sequence settings. If the settings match, frame blending has no effect, despite being checked by default.
At least, for versions up to CS3. I can't speak for CS4 yet. But understanding the purpose of the setting, I can't imagine it's behavior has changed in CS4.
Santo, I think you are overstating the case (frame blending does not affect everything), but it does affect more than "speed changes" (as tlc51369 said). Jim's statement, that frame rate differences may be issues is the more correct statement.
However, sometimes, even when no frame rate change is apparent, you may see a beneficial effect to turning off frame blending. So when in doubt, try it. I suspect that one factor creating this benefit, when it occurs, is a difference between 24 and 23.976 fps.
For a longer description and sample frames (fyi, I have CS3):
I do not think frame blending is likely to be an issue in the OP's situation; the problem is much too limited.
Stanley, Thank-you, you are right, this issue is more related to 23.976 and 24, which is what I shoot most video with my canon xha1. I personally have found that this frame blend thing is mostly a cumbersome issue with all my encodes and projects and now I automatically turn off Frame blend. If i have a speed effect, I automatically go to After Effects for I usually have 100% success in the rendering vs sometimes not satisfied with Premiere. It is now as habital as using your brakes while driving.
I really have not found anyone praise this frame blend feature and wish it would be off by defualt vs. on.
When using multi-cam, the issue again is though I have clicked frame blend of in original sequence, I have to again click it off in a nested sequence.
Everyone I have heard comment on frame blend(other than tutorials??!) has not praised this feature.
Is there a frame rate or codec that likes this effect? Just Curious
And is this a defualt feature in other Editing softwares?