If I choose "match sequence settings" I get an mpeg file 31 mbps with I frames appearing after two P frames. (Gop=3)
Don't use "Match Sequence Settings." It is rarely useful.
(To be seen witha a WD media player and a full hd high quality video projector) .
I do not know wich is the best choice .
The best choice will be dictated by what the media player can ingest and use. I would assume an H.264 MP4 will suffice, but you'll have to look into the supported formats, codecs, bitrates, and other parameters that the device allows.
The best quality will be lossless. This means a Microsoft AVI choosing something like None, Lagarith or UT for the codec. Any option other than lossless will involve some degree of image degradation.
WD media players do not play dv avi, lagarith or UT.
BluRay h.264 like Colin says is a good option.
Or BD iso's.
Thanks a lot your advice, i´ll try it!!
Jim and others,
I also need to export the BEST i.e. highest quality DSLR video for playback on a projector from a computer.
I'm striving for pristine quality with no image degradation.
I don't see lossless as an option on the premiere pro cs5.5 or AME?
Is lossless what I need? or one of the codec presets?
Would appreciate your input.
If you choose Microsoft AVI and then choose None as the codec, it'll create a lossless file.
You can also install the free Lagarith or UT codecs and choose one of them. The files will be smaller, especially with a YUV 420 option, but you won't lose any quality at all.
Jim,Thank you very much for floating around the forums and helping new people trying to learn the ropes.
Also want to give a thanks to Harm, Bil Hunt and the others who help many as well.
You guys rock!