I am working on a new project using the CS4 Master Collection and experiencing some issues using Premier Pro CS4.
I've created a new project in Adobe After Effects CS4 and exported a quicktime movie with high quality "animation" settings
applied to it. The animation exports perfectly and is as crisp and clear as it gets.
After importing this video into Premiere, applying some audio and and a title, then exporting, I get blurry video.
I have tried almost 30 different settings to export the video even using the animation setting in Premier. ( which ends up looking like a compressed .gif file! )
No matter what I try, it's always blurry and compressed looking. So far the best setting for quality is using the "Apple Intermediate Codec".
However, it's still not comparable to the After Effects Settings.
Here are my settings for After Effects:
Frame rate: 29.97
Format: Quicktime Movie
Pixel Aspet Ratio: D1 / DV NTSC (0.91)
Output Info: Animation
Depth: Millions of Colors
And my Premiere Project Settings:
Editing Mode: Quicktime DV NTSC
Frame Size: 720x480
Pixel Aspect Ratio: D1 / DV NTSC (0.9091)
Fields: Lower Field First
Display Format: 30fps Drop -Frame Time Code
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 8
L2 Cache (per processor): 12 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.6 GHz
Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 2600
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
2 Hannspree 1680x1050 monitors, both using vga to dvi adaptors into the computer.
I am new to Premier Pro CS4, I have been using FCP for quite awhile. If any one can lend a hand I would truly appreciate it, I am totally puzzled!
If you need more settings please let me know.
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