It's 1080-60i HD and about 5 minutes long. I plan on primarily embedding it on my Wordpress powered site but it will be shown on other sites like indieflix.com (which also contracts to amazon.com for viewing on Amazon's independent film channel online)
I rendered using the default mp4 template with a max and avg VBR of 768,000. The footage is 1080-60i and the resulting mp4 file is horribly artifacted when I play it using QT 7.6.2 on an i7 system.
Same with VLC (I haven't had luck getting VLC to play anything at the same resolution that Windows media player does, though - it's all low-rez with VLC - not sure if I need to set something in VLC's setup)
Are my mp4 settings incorrect? This is a 5 min clip.
I'm trying for 640x480 output. However, I don't have to specify this in the frame-size parameters in the custom render box, right? (that says 1440 x 1080). I also have field order set to upper first.
I tried a constant bitrate setting but for some reason that setting doesn't show up in the 'description' part of the render box - only changes made to the average VBR setting show up in the 'description'. Should I be using constant or VBR?