I've searched high and low for a resolution to my problem, but I was not able to find one so turning to the experts to help.Basically, whenever I export my footage theres a noticable dip in the quality and there is some weird "black hazing" in some areas that is not there in the original footage. Its worth mentioning, that the video looks great in the preview and even the original footage looks far better. I've tried different export settings, uping the bitrate and have run into the same issues. I'm attaching some screenshots of information I hope is helpful.
might be worth mentioning that the footage was shot on a Note 10+
Fairly new to premiere pro so any help would be greatly appreciated 🙂
You're starting with a pretty compressed source, and then compressing it again. You're on an older version of Premiere, so even though that preset is called "High Bitrate," 10Mbps is actually not that high of a bitrate. You could safely double that just to make sure you are actually giving it a decent bitrate, but even then you're going to have limited results when recompressing already compressed media, particularly in dark areas with shallow gradients. This video should help explain that: https://youtu.be/h9j89L8eQQk
You could really crank up the bitrate or go to a higher quality video codec to compensate, but ultimately the end viewer is going to be watching a compressed version - quite heavily compressed if you upload to a streaming platform - and nobody is going to watch it as a high quality post production codec that would be able to retain all the information from the original.
If you are doing some color grading you can try checking the Max Depth box, but outside of certain situations that may not do much for you. You're starting with low bit depth media to begin with.