OMG, lol... I posted a reply (below) that is totally unrelated to my original question.
Thanks for the reply Dennis... I have been choosing progressive when going to h.264. It sounds like I am doing things right.
WIth that said, can you answer this question for me:
Hi Dennis, many thanks for your quick and helpful reply. I really appreciate the pro advice.
Progressive is where I am having probs... The actual footage on timeline is 60i, HDV 1440x1080, 29.97 movie rendered out from FCP as quicktime (not conversion)...
I have turned on de-interlace for the clip on the timeline via the "field options".
Here is how the video looks in my output window:
But using the media encoder, I see this when trying to output a tiff:
Looks like I need to make the tiff single field, and de-interlace?
Why is this so hard?
Thanks again for the help!
Dont use the AME as a reference monitor. Its just a preview.
There might just be too much motion content in the video, but output it and see what the result is.
Hi Ann and dradeke, thanks for the replies!
Unfortuantely, the output looks like the second screen shot in my last post.
I had no luck getting a decent tiff from AME... I ended up doing screen grabs of my source footage via QTPro (with de-interlace/single field/HQ enabled), and then editing the screen grabs in PS (using for preview image).
Fortuantely, I only shoot progressive these days... So hopefully I will not encounter this problem in the future.
Thanks again for your help!
Have a great day!