5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM by idar lettrem

    ? Preserve raw .mp4 quality on export?

    shinyhalo

      Hi.

      I am using a Sanyo FH1 that saves files with the .mp4 extension.

      I can edit video files within the camera and it creates new files with the exact same quality as the original footage.

      My feeling is that if a little camera can edit footage so well then my PC + premiere should be able to do the same.

      The problem is that I can't seem to find the settings that will give me the same quality as the original footage while retaining approximately the same file size. I have been trying to keep it all in the same extension (.mp4) so I am choosing the H.264 option when exporting and then fiddling with the settings under that.

      I have tried with small 10 second clips and many different export media options in premiere, but there is a noticeable loss of quality AND the playback in both Windows Media Player and Quicktime is a little choppy compared to the smooth original footage.

       

      Help.

      Thanks.