<<<...video recorded in standard mode quality 1080/60i. In Premiere Pro 5.5 I used the sequence options AVCHD 1080i30 (60i) anamorphic... >>>
Hmm, both of those elements are interlaced. Try using a progressive sequence to edit. Also, if your end result needs to be progressive, shoot your video that way. There's nothing wrong with 720p. ;-)
The normal H.264 codec is de-interlacing your video, even when you tell it not to. Use the Blu-Ray H.264 codec instead, it'll properly handle interlaced video.
thanks a lot Paul. I will try this. Do all videos on internet websites and youtube have to be progressive or can they also be interlaced? I don´t really understand what is wrong with 1080i. What are the advantages and disadvantages of shooting in 1080i or 720p?
thanks for your help.
If you're footage is interlaced, you want to edit and export it interlaced.
Youtube will convert the interlaced video to progressive.
thanks, i am trying the blu-ray h.264 codec right now and see how it goes. do you know if the h.264 codec is the best thing for youtube? and for future filming, would it be more convinient to film footage in a progressive format in the first place if i am posting material on youtube?
IMO, h.264 gives you the best quality vs compression size, it's what I use for final export.
What formats does your camera support? A lot of cameras support 1080p30, which is what I would choose. If your main purpose is for Youtube, I'd suggest shooting in a progressive format, even if you have to choose 720p.
A word of warning about the Blu-Ray H.264 export. If you want video and audio to be in a single file, you need to select "Dolby Digital" under the Audio tab, and select ".TS" under the Multiplexing tab. If not, you'll have two separate files, one for video, one for audio. For some reason, it will only mux Dolby Digital audio. The problem is, Youtube doesn't play nice with Dolby Digital.
To get around this, export your file in MPEG-2 format, keeping it interlaced, and raise the bitrate to the max (15Mbps is max I believe). That'll look fine for YouTube, and YouTube will accept the file just fine.
Thanks a lot. You are right on the blue-ray h.264. but i just tried mpeg-2 and I seem to have the same problem, it seems to export three files one video, one audio and something else which windows doesn´t read. what do you think of the F4v format for youtube?
as for my camara, it also supports 1080/30p and 720/30p so i guess i should use 1080/30p, right?
For MPEG-2, on the Audio tab, select "MPEG", on the Multiplexer tab, select "MPEG-2" under Multiplexing. That should output a single file.
And yes, I would use 1080/30p.
After shooting in 1080/30p, and editing in the same format, you can then use the standard H.264 codec, as there is nothing to de-interlace.
thanks. I just did that and it exports one archive with the extention "mpg" and another one that has the extention "xmp". I am just trying to upload the mpg one to youtube to see whether it reads it (my computer doesn´t unfortunately). I am really grateful for your advice.
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The XMB file is used by Premiere Pro, don't worry about that one. You're correct, the .mpg file is the one to upload to Youtube.
thanks a lot. this seemed to have worked. have a good day.
Choosing a anamorphic preset means that you have shot your footage in 1440x1080, if not choose a 1920x1080 60i avchd preset.
Sequence settings should always match the footage, so if the footage is interlaced the sequence should be 60i.
When going to Youtube choose either the YouTube widescreen HD preset or the HDTV 1080 29.97 if you want full HD. You will find it under the H.264 format.
H.264 does in my opnion a far better job than mpeg2.
Footage for YT (and the web) needs to be progressive before uploading. YT or the web does not deinterlace.
Ann, YT has to de-interlace interlaced video, or it wouldn't accept interlaced video in the first place. I've uploaded plenty of the shows our station produces to YT (all interlaced), and they stream just fine.
imo, the h.264 codec (Main Concept I believe) that PP5.5 uses doesn't do a very good job of de-interlacing, it looks like it's simply dropping fields. Yes, this is de-interlacing, but pretty much the worst way of doing it. YMMV.
I do agree with you the H.264 does a much better job than MPEG-2 at encoding, but the regular H.264 codec is broken in PP5.5, as it always de-interlaces video, even if you tell it not to.