Has anyone else done any test exporting to the DV .mov file type? I am experiencing a severe loss of quality and pixelation. This does not occur to near the degree I am seeing if I use a Windows AVI with the DV codec.
I am using Adobe Premiere 6.5 to export uncomressed targas to the DV/DVCPRO Quicktime codec at 720 x 480.
Having the same problem too. Quicktime DV/NTSC codec is bad. The Quicktime Cinepak one is even worse. We’ll submit it like that though. Just as a comparison, we exported our animation in the sorensen 3 codec (which comes with quicktime), and it was 1/3 the size and 10x the quality at least. That’ll probably be the version for our own keeping and the internet version.
When I render dv/dvcpro quicktime in premiere I get bad artifacts and when I use Cinepak I get nasty pixelation. So, I tried rendering high quality mpeg4 then I went into 3dsmax and used Videopost to render it into a dv/dvcpro-ntsc format, everything looked clear, but there were digital looking artifacts everywhere.
So far, it appears that I am getting good results using an uncompressed AVI as an environment map in 3ds max and rendering to a .MOV. For whatever reason, the encoder used in Premiere is terrible and the one packaged with max seems to work. I wish Autodesk had addressed this in the rules. Especially because most of us render to frames and use some sort of video editing software to encode.