1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 15, 2010 7:07 AM by Jim_Simon

    Exporting and retaining quality

    Paul Joy (UK) Level 1

      Hi there.

       

      I'm having some issues exporting from Premiere Pro CS5 and retaining image quality. Rather than retype the problem could I ask you to have a look at the following blog post where I break down the problems I'm having and give some examples.

       

      http://www.pauljoy.com/2010/12/hdslr-encoding-wars-premiere-pro-vs-final-cut-pro/

       

      I know there are a lot of options / settings during the encode process that effect the quality of the output and I have tried various combinations including both 1 pass and 2 pass VBR encodes as well as MXF and other transfer protocols but so far have not achieved an export that retains the quality thats shown within the NLE. I guess my ultimate question would be, what codec / settings would you use to achieve maximum export quality?

       

      Any thoughts or tips on ways to retain more quality in the encoded files would be greatly appreciated.

       

      Best regards

       

      Paul.

       

      EDIT: Should also give some system specs

       

      Mac OS10.6

      12 core 2.93

      16GB RAM

      SSD Drives

      Nvidia Quadro 4000 (MPE Hardware enabled)

      Latest update for PP CS5 installed