I am looking for the best settings to run a 3d Max walkthrough (with still images) into Premiere CS4 and then export to F4V WITHOUT such a quality loss. I have succesfully exported to .mov and the clip looks great. Try exporting to wmv or F4V or FLV and the file size is small and the quality sucks. The .mov file is 119 mb, too large for client to download. The wmv or flv or f4v look too terrible to send on. I have tried using de-interlacing and flicker control and have had no positive results.
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Export at full resolution using a lossless codec and then use the free Windows Media Encoder to get the best possible WMV encoding. It has far more options than what is available in PPro.