I've run into a very curious problem exporting from PP CS 4.2.1 to QuickTime via Adobe Media Encoder 4.2.0 in Mac 10.5 on an Intel MacPro tower. When I export the video 720p footage with corresponding sequence settings through AME at full size, the video appears as though it is only 50% opaque with black showing through. If I export at smaller than the native size, uncheck Max Render Depth or Export to Flash Video through AME, the picture quality is normal. I've had this problem consistently with the following Codecs (Animation, ProRes HQ, PhotoJPEG, Motion JPEG A). For each, I'm exporting at 1280x720, Progressive scan, Square pixels and there are no filters enabled.
Why would checking Max Render depth cause this problem? Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. I've attached a photo for reference.
That sounds like something wonky. I would think that it's something within your system because it would seem that something like you're reporting would have come up before.
I would try to clear your media cache and trash your prefs as a start. Also let us know which version of quicktime you're using.
I've reset the preferences upon launch, updated AME to the latest version and cleaned the Media Cache and the problem persists. I'm using QT v7.6.4. Any thoughts on what the next step might be? (Aside from avoiding QT)
Thanks for your help.