Just a test of a night timelapse I shot with the Nikon D7000 at a county fair. Instead of using Quicktime Pro to build the sequence, I did an image sequence import into Premiere CS5.x
Despite having lotsa cpu/memory horsepower, the 4K sequence (needed because of the zoom) still caused some system hangs and heartburn.
By 4K here (above) I mean 4K stills turned into a full HD sequence.
Originally uploaded 720x480 with 4K bandwidth requirements. Must say, looks like poo. I assume this is due to the Vimeo down conversion?
Exported new version with exact Vimeo SD 16x9 specs.
Wow, still looks like poo. Block-y, mushy blacks, super soft (when original was sharp as a tack (on the bits not moving and in focus, of course.)
Also waited in line 30 mins for the conversion. Why a conversion? Is that to flash? If it meets the .h264 file specs I don't otherwise understand the need to convert to anything. Hmmmm.
Okay, I'll give HD with exact Vimeo specs a try, so please stand by once again.
Update: Well, the HD is up. Tried the Vimeo specs but the blacks in the sky were terrible. Messed around a lot with the export settings in Premiere and AME. Output about 25 versions! Still not thrilled, but there you have it. Got any .h264 Vimeo from Premiere HD export settings tips? Post them in the comments please.