All 'AUTO' effects have a tendency to AUTOMATICALLY destroy your image quality. Use manual effects only.
Ouch not the answer I was looking for, thanks I will have to try and play with the levels myself, I will let you know how the video turns out and if it's any better .
Damn well it's not the Auto Levels, there is ridiculous ghosting on the clips now, I don't even know where to start to debug this problem..
Capture Format is : DV
And I have it set to : AVCHD 1080p25
For editing AVCHD Formats recorded in 1920x1080 square pixels (non-anamorphic).
16:9 progressive-scan 1080p HD video at 25 frames per second.
Editing mode: AVCHD 1080p square pixel
Frame size: 1920h 1080v (1.0000)
Frame rate: 25.00 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)
Fields: No Fields (Progressive Scan)
Sample rate: 48000 samples/second
Total video tracks: 3
Master track type: Stereo
Mono tracks: 0
Stereo tracks: 3
5.1 tracks: 0
Submix mono tracks: 0
Submix stereo tracks: 0
Submix 5.1 tracks: 0
The information in the metadata for the clip I am using states 1920x1080 (1.0) / 25fps
I am using the export preset HDTV 720p 25 High Quality but I upped the peak to 10,000 and average to 8,000
I am using a Canon HG21 camera to record the clip.
Thanks for your help.
What happens if you do not downrez, but leave it at 1920x1080?
Okay well I exported it at 1920x1080 25fps using the hdtv 1080p 25 high quality preset in the export settings, but I still see ghosting, it's weird though as at the start of the clip there is a lot of ghosting but at the end there is no ghosting.
The clip is split into 3 parts using the razor tool, I applied an opacity 0 - 100% at the start of the first clip ( where I see the ghosting ), fast color corrector and went from 0-%100 saturation. These effects all happen within the first say 20 seconds of the first clip where I see the ghosting, and after that the clip is unchanged, now i'm guessing that once it hits the next clip which has no effects on it (I split them with razor tool) this is why I am not seeing ghosting there?
Could one of the effects be causing ghosting on the first clip?
Okay I have just used the razor tool on the first section where the effects are applied, hopefully that will isolate that area and I will update if I see any ghosting after that.
**EDIT Ghosting is still there.**
I am playing it back using Windows media player, could it be the codec that's causing this? Maybe I need a new codec? I tried playing it in VLC player but it is so stuttery I can't even make out if the ghosting is there but it doesn't look like it :\
Do I need a new codec for premiere pro as well? I don't think it has been updated since I got it?
Codecs aren't the likely solution.
Can you upload a short video segment? Or maybe a couple frame grabs (original & ghosted)?