ive tried many things, but i cannot find an option to render video in the exact same format as the source video. "render as source", does that option exist? perhaps something similar? vmsp 13--windows10
HQ 35 Mbps VBR 1440x1080 to/from XDCAM EX and XDCAM HD
HQ 35 Mbps VBR 1280x720p to/from XDCAM EX
HQ 35 Mbps VBR 1920x1080 to/from XDCAM EX
In order to perform smart rendering, the width, height, frame rate, field order, profile, level, and bit rate of the source media, project settings, and rendering template must match. Frames that have effects, compositing, or transitions applied will be rendered.
You can clear the Enable no-recompress rendering check box on the General tab of the Preferences dialog to turn the feature off.