I am using hitfilm to cut down sport clips to just include highlights and that is it. However, once I export the file I am suffering significant loss of quality/resolution. Also, the video is becoming very choppy, skipping lots of frames.
Here are the details of what I am doing:
Template: 720p HD at 30fps
Width:1280, Height:720, Frame rate:30, Aspect: Square pixels, Anti-aliasing mode: 4x MSAA, Shadow map:2048 pixels
(I have not included the audio settings as I am dropping the audio from the clips)
The source footage is: Width: 640, Height: 360, Frame rate:30
I have also tried using a custom template with the same dimensions as the source but that did not help
My actual process is:
Drag footage into media
Follow through footage in the trimmer, setting in and out points for each (approx 5 second) clip I want
Insert clip using the button in the trimmer so that it goes into the editor
Unlink and delete audio
Export contents with the Youtube 720p preset (Have also tried a custom preset with everything set to "From source"
Also, this problem occurs in various media players.
Windows 10 64 bit
Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU @2.60GHz
Intel HD Graphics 530
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M
Any ideas what I am doing wrong? All help is much appreciated