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  • Why can’t I export h264 upper field first anymore?

     Ann Bens updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
  • Duke Eastwood

    February 1, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    Long story short;

    I work for a client… many of the videos I edit are older and are interlaced.


    Many of his older edits of his videos ARE exported h264 and ARE interlaced (they LOOK like that source footage motion wise, bringing up the meta data in Premiere or resolves shows that indeed the EXPORTED h264 file is “upper field first”)


    I’ve searched far and wide on the internet and no one seems to notice that this option went away, or they think you never COULD export h264 interlaced… I HAVE THE FILES TO PROVE YOU COULD… they were exported from premiere and they were exported by people who aren’t pros…. so it’s likely premiere itself simply matched the source for the timeline AND the export… so what changed? I want to be able to export interlaced to maintain the interlaced motion of the sourced files… wanting everything under the sun to be progressive is 15 years ago; people are moving back towards WANTING that hyper real look, hence 60 fps becoming a trend… I could get that WITH the interlacing present in the footage… IF PREMIERE WOULD LET ME EXPORT UPPER FIELD FIRST .mp4 files like it seemly used to!

    Anyone know anything about this?

  • Eric Santiago

    February 2, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    Have you tried AME?

    When you select anything other than Progressive under Field Order you can see both Upper/Lower options.

  • Ann Bens

    February 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    Match source will do the trick.

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