I'm making H.264 Quicktimes from REDCine-X v.11.
Using the H.264 default setting and the default setting was 90 KBytes/sec
This produced files that looked terrible - blocky and unwatchable.
So I clicked off the "Limit data rate" box and pushed Compressor quality to Best (from Medium)
These files look just fine. They are also large, and transcoding at these settings is slow. I might as well be kicking out ProRes, almost.
But there must be an optimal setting between unlimited data rate/Best and 90 Kb/Medium
Does anyone have an optimized data rate for kicking out good clean H.264 files from REDCINE-X?
Somebody must have this. I don't do much DIT work, so all of my transcoding to date has been to ProRes, but I know bunches of you kick out these dailies regularly. What's the secret sauce? (And I don't do enough of this to both with a Matrox Compress HD card or other 3rd-party purchase - I just want to be able to do this with my tower, Rocket, and REDCine)
Thank you, collective brains!