As I've progressed through my career in video production, I've had the benefit of some great mentors. Every technique I use is a combination of something I've seen someone else do, something I've read, or something I luckily stumbled upon.
I am having some trouble with codecs and compression when I am outputting in Final Cut Pro Studio 7.
I transfer all my .mts files to Apple ProRes 422, and proceed to edit. When I am done with the edit and ready to output, I generally select h.264 but sometimes I use Mpeg 4. When I output my video looks a little pixelated and not near as sharp as others that use h.264. I might be overlooking a setting when I export, hence the question here in the forum.
I wish I could be a little more specific, but apparently, this is the only way I get responses. It's aboutweb players in specification to their formats, so I could have just titled it "mac vs. pc" (which is what I'm going to try next time). I am unable to save WMV files in Vegas Pro without getting a dropout, so all of my luck seems to be going H.264.
Time and again (or maybe it was only once), I've tried exporting H.264 (AVC) format in widescreen using Sony Vegas Pro 9. When I playback video in QuickTime, the video is always 4:3 - no letterboxing, just asquish from 16:9 to 4:3. Is '1.3' the correct 'pixel aspect ratio' for exporting H.264 in widescreen, or is this a limitation of the player version I am using? If not, how do I export H.264 video in widescreen?
Most of the time I export to FLV/FL4V in PP-CS4 and that works pretty well. Even so there are so many options in the preset category that I keep trying different ones. I upload to TubeMogul.com that does some transcoding and crossposting to a variety of server sites, so I don't need to worry much about the specifics.
But - I'm not really happy with the quality of the viewing on some of the sites.
Question 1 - is there a preferred/best Format/Preset for Youtube HD?
I am looking to create an Internet TV Channel for a customer. We are producing all the video material and plan to enconde new and existing videos to FLV and H.264. Today I received an E-Mail offering the "Simple Web TV" hosted software http://www.simple-webtv.com for creating video portals and WebTVs. Does anybody know anything about it?
I'm using Adobe Premiere Pro and rendered an hour long video in both H.264 and MPEG4. When played in a PS3, the H264 played for about 20 minutes then started getting jerky; became un-watchable. The MPEG4 copy worked fine.
I've never had much sucess with H.264 - either in rendering, and now in playing the DVD.
Anyone have any suggestions on other settings with H264, like frame rate?
Today, I was cleaning up files on an old hard disk. In it, I met again many softwares I used to be using during last decade. ACDSEE, PHOTOSHOP, ULTRA EDITOR and many others, some of them are still my favorite tools today.
Watch the Windows Vista I am using now, what a similar looking between the explorer and the old ACDSEE classic. The so called thumbnail-view layout, which I first saw in ACDSEE classic, is nowadays a most common user interface standard.