Hello all. I'm a noob to encoding HD video and am looking for some help
I have a Sony HDR-XR150 which records at 1080/60i AVCHD format at 29.97 fps.
I'm recording videos in Sony's HD FH mode which is 16mb/s 1080i HD.
I'm using the Sequence preset: AVCHD 1080i30 (60i).
I can import my videos in CS4 just fine and even work with them (even though the preview video can be choppy at times; even at draft quality).
My issue is with exporting the video to H.264:
- I've tried the preset for HDTV 1080p 29.97 High Quality: Output video is very choppy.
- I've tried the Youtube HD preset: Very choppy.
- When I export using the preset: 1440x1080i 29.97 High Quality the video is NOT choppy and plays back flawlessless.
Is this normal?
Shouldn't there be a 1920x1080i profile as well?
Thanks in advance!
I am also using a sony HDR-CX300 camcorder that records in both 1440x1080i and 1920x1080i. I tried many of the encoding options and find better results using MPEG2 than H.264. Try using the MPEG2 preset 'HDTV 1080p 29.97 High Quality' and let me know how it goes.
Of the three most popular H.264 CODEC's, Apple, Lead and MainConcept, more users report better results with the latter two.