Test results. My first production was 4:3. I started a new one at 16:9 Now the export as box has many more hi quality choices. I've included dropbox links to the files I created below.
I'm not sure what criteria to use to judge the quality of the playback.
What I used was: just as the planes are taking off, I zoom in on them and, to the right, I concentrated on the clarity of the small SPIRIT logo behind the rear hatch of the airliner parked at the gate.
Next, at about the 44 second mark, the back of a mans head appears. I paused the video and observed the clarity of the individual hairs on his head.
To me, They all look pretty close alike The DVX and the AVCHD take the longest to render but produce the smallest files. ( not really important to me.) The MPEG-2 HD's all look about the same.
A couple of questions. For instance, on the 1080 files, whats the difference between the i and p suffixes?
No matter what purpose I choose, I cant use any of the Windows media 9 qualities. The create video file button disappears. Why?
Of all the quality choices above, which one do you guys think I should settle on or, is there another one I've missed?
Maybe, after this, I can go away.
Thanks for your patience.