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If you need to deliver interlaced video, shoot the interlacing you need to deliver. Standard definition video is always lower-field first. Almost all HD media is upper-field first. It is important to shoot interlaced footage to match your delivery requirements. Changing field dominance after shooting materially degrades image quality. Depending on the program, the Adobe Media Encoder provides a specialized Export Settings dialog box that accommodates the numerous settings associated with certain export formats, such as Adobe Flash Video and H.264. For each format, the Export Settings dialog box includes a number of presets that are tailored for particular delivery media.

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Deinterlace footage. Resize footage to whatever size you're going to using Media Encoder. Change framerate to 23.976 while maintaining speed using After Effects. If you're not worried about sound sync, you can replace number 3 with this step: 3. Conform footage to 23.976 using Media Encoder. What is the highest quality to export wmv using adobe media encoder? Everytime i try and play around with the presets even at 1024 kbs, it still comes out like at only 6mb a 1 minute file and very pixelated, etc.

February 14th, 2014, 12:25 AM #1
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Horizontal banding/interlace problems on premiere cc
I'm having a problem and could really use some help.
I've been working at TV channel for a about 8 years now working on a Final Cut Pro system. Just recently, my company switched me to a Windows Premiere CC system. No biggie, right?
My TV channel airs a lot of music videos, most of which come in at various forms, recently a lot of them are 720 or 1080 24p mp4 files. I was adding titles to them (the text in the bottom left corner that says song name, artist name, album, and label) and exporting them to DVCPROHD for air. All of the videos not injested by tape but transferred digitally by air NEED to be DVCPROHD 1080i60 29.97 or DVCPRO50 NTSC 29.97 for standard def.
So I finished the first batch of MVs that I've done on this computer, and OUCH! Tons of horizontal banding! Not good! So instead of dragging the mp4s directly into premiere, I tried encoding the original video files to DVCPROHD with media encoder first, then putting them in premiere and exporting them. Still getting horizontal banding! Tried it with frame blending off and on, even tried .avi, nothing worked. So finally I decided to go for broke and make as high quality a video as possible. I made a quicktime movie with the animation codec, changed the frame rate to 29.97 progressive. Sure enough, it worked. Looks great even after export with no horizontal lines, but, ANIMATION? I mean, that's gonna give me ridiculously large file sizes every time! And I don't just get music videos, some times I get half hour or one hour shows that I need to send to air, and encoding those to quicktime animation codec every time is not gonna be sustainable imo.
When I was using the Mac, no matter what video format at what frame rate I got, all I had to do was throw it in Mpeg Streamclip and encode it to Apple Pro Res 422, make the frame rate 29.97, and check de-interlace and it worked like a charm! Drag it into Final Cut, export a quicktime movie using DVCPROHD, and it never failed. So what is the default high quality editing format for Premiere? Do I have to use the animation codec for everything I get? Also, my copy of MPEG Streamclip for Windows doesn't work at all, and hardly has any codecs that I'm familiar with. And none of my videos even play back in the quicktime or windows media player, I have to use something called VLC Media Player just to watch my video files. What gives? Can any PC users or Premiere CC users give me some advice? I could really use some help, thanks.

[Updated Mar. 8, 2020, with new advice throughout.]

Late in 2019, Adobe announced it will add support for the Apple ProRes codec family in Premiere for both Mac (which it has always supported) and Windows (which is new). What this means is that a future version of Premiere will probably change the Sequence settings to reflect this. For now, though, creating a ProRes sequence still requires creating a custom sequence. Here’s how to create a ProRes sequence in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

NOTE: Here’s an article on how to create a ProRes sequence setting in Adobe Media Encoder.


“Apple ProRes is a high quality, lossy video compression format developed by Apple Inc. for use in post-production that supports up to 8K. It is the successor of the Apple Intermediate Codec and was introduced in 2007 with Final Cut Studio 2. It is widely used as a final format delivery method for HD broadcast files in commercials, features, Blu-ray and streaming.

“ProRes is a line of intermediate codecs, which means they are intended for use during video editing, and not for practical end-user viewing. The benefit of an intermediate codec is that it retains higher quality than end-user codecs while still requiring much less expensive disk systems compared to uncompressed video. It is comparable to Avid’s DNxHD codec or CineForm which offer similar bitrates and are also intended to be used as intermediate codecs.” (Wikipedia)

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Wine affinity designer. All variations of ProRes have a video bit-depth of 10 bits or greater.

NOTE: Premiere does not ship with the ProRes codecs. The easiest, and cheapest, way to get them is to purchase either Apple Motion or Compressor. Either includes all the ProRes codecs. However, this may change now that Adobe has announced support for ProRes on Windows.


This depends upon the video you initially shot. (Remember, ProRes is designed for editing and master files, not for posting to the web.)

  • If your camera shoots any version of ProRes natively, there’s no reason to convert it to a different version of ProRes. If you need smaller files for editing, use proxies.
  • If you are working with SD or HD media, choose ProRes 422.
  • If you are working with RAW, HDR or Log files, choose ProRes 4444.
  • If you are working with files created on the computer, i.e. After Effects or Motion, choose ProRes 4444.
  • If those After Effects or Motion files contain transparency that you want to retain, choose ProRes 4444 with alpha.

NOTE: Converting a lower-quality camera format, such as H.264, to a higher-quality format, such as ProRes 422, does not add more quality. It just means that you won’t lose any quality during the conversion.


Codecs are assigned to the sequence, not the project. So, either create a new project or open an existing project.

The easiest way to create a ProRes sequence is to take an existing ProRes clip, with the frame size and frame rate you want to use, import it into the Project panel, then drag it on top of the New Sequence icon in the lower right corner of the Project panel.

This creates a new sequence that exactly matches the format of the source clip.

NOTE: You can also use this technique to create a ProRes sequence even when the camera master format is not ProRes. Create a new sequence using this technique and any ProRes clip, then remove the original ProRes clip after you have edited at least one additional clip into that sequence. Once you have at least one clip in a sequence, the sequence settings can’t be changed.

This is very fast way to create exactly the sequence format you need.

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In the event you don’t have any ProRes clips to work with, not to worry. Here’s the process.

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Choose File > New Sequence (shortcut: Cmd + N). As you can see in the screen shot above, there are no ProRes presets.

Since I’m going to change the video settings anyway, I’ll pick a format I know well – DV – NTSC, Widescreen 48kHz – because the audio settings are what I need for the new preset.

Click the Settings text button at the top of the New Sequence window

Set Editing Mode to Custom (located at the TOP of the menu). Then, select the frame rate of your camera source material in the Timebase menu.

NOTE: Changing frame rates never improves quality. Try, as much as possible, to shoot the frame rate you need to deliver.

In the Video section, enter:

  • Frame size. This is the frame size of the final project.
  • Pixel Aspect Ratio. Always set to Square for HD or 4K media.
  • Fields. Set to Progressive or No Fields.
  • DisplayFormat. Set to match the Timebase.

In the Audio section, leave the defaults alone. ProRes uses uncompressed audio.

In Video Previews:

  • Preview File Format. Set to QuickTime.
  • Codec. Pick the version of ProRes you want to use (see my table above).
  • Width and Height. Match the frame size you chose in the Video section.
  • Maximum Bit Depth. If you have a GPU, Maximum Bit Depth is irrelevant as you’re already getting that performance if applicable to your media. Turn this off. (Adobe Reference)
  • Maximum Render Quality. If you have a GPU, this, too can be turned off. The only reason to turn it on is if you are scaling your images – up or down – and see jagged edges on clearly defined diagonal lines. As of this time, scaling is still CPU-based, and only effects calculated using the CPU are affected by this setting. (Adobe Reference)

Here’s what my finished settings look like. Then, save your newly-created preset by clicking Save Preset.

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Assign a name and description that make sense to you. Then, to apply these settings to your sequence, click OK, in the lower right corner.

Not only have you created a new, custom sequence, but you’ve also created a preset you can reuse anytime without going through these settings again. You’ll find it in the Custom folder of the New Sequences window.


  • If you need to deliver interlaced video, shoot the interlacing you need to deliver. Standard definition video is always lower-field first. Almost all HD media is upper-field first. It is important to shoot interlaced footage to match your delivery requirements. Changing field dominance after shooting materially degrades image quality.
  • The only HD formats that do not use square pixels are HDV and some versions of P2. If you are working in those formats, be sure to select pixel dimension settings to match your camera.
  • While you can set Video Previews to support proxy images, it is easier and better to use the built-in proxy file settings in Premiere.
  • To delete a preset, select it in the New Sequence window, then click Delete Preset in the lower left.

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