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  • ProRes Render looks very degraded / noisy

     guy smith updated 4 days, 1 hour ago 3 Members · 5 Posts
  • guy smith

    April 8, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    hi everyone, so the latest AE is great, very fast, but Photojpeg is gone, and ProRes is what we have to use.

    The only problem is Prores (even the better HQ, or 444 versions) are producing very bad video results for me, degrading the quality hugely.

    I’ve rendered the same clip twice – once ProRes, and again Photojpeg (using an older AE version). As you can see, the shadows in particular, look pretty bad in prores, and normal in photojpeg, what’s going on?!

    For anyone with a minute to spare, and if you can solve this for me I’m happy to send a donation to your paypal for the trouble, the files can be downloaded here and viewed –



  • Walter Soyka

    April 8, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I’m not seeing the differences that you are — both images look the same to me (although the clips themselves seem to be slightly different timing / camera position).

    Can you post some screenshots showing your complete UI so we can see what you’re seeing?

  • Brendon Murphy

    April 8, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Are your render settings above the output module set to “Best Quality”? It’s possible your preset defaults to something else.

  • guy smith

    April 9, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    hi Brendon, yes I have the settings to ‘best’, please see my other answer for link to what I’m seeing in closeup, thanks for your help!

  • guy smith

    April 9, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    hi Walter, thanks for replying, I did wonder if I needed a codec, but I have tried several media players, and they all seem to look like this.

    I have now put both clips side-by-side, and rendered them as Photojpegs in an older AE –

    please see what you make of them here, I’m stumped! –

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