Premiere Pro export to .m2t on Leightronix E-HD2 Server

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I am working on a way to export projects directly from Premiere Pro to our E-HD2 Video Server...so I don't have to use an extra program (Episode Pro) and render/export everything Twice.  The server is VERY specific as to the types of files it will playback.  I'm having discussions with the Leightronix people now, but still unable to identify the issue.  I AM able to preview the file (on the server) in the database/files view, but it doesn't work when I try to play/edit it on the server's playback channels.  As was the case when I initially figured out how to successfully get Episode Pro to send SD files to the server, I want to believe it's just a matter of tweaking some tiny settings in Premiere Pro to get the server to be happy with HD.

Here is all the info I have available from all the different locations/programs/companies.  Any ideas??

Everything is updated to most current versions (except Episode Pro that is no longer available for upgrade). 

My current workflow is:

Premiere Pro -------------> Episode Pro v6 ---------(via ftp)----------> Leightronix E-HD2 Video Server

***The source file info is:

Type: MPEG Movie

Image Size: 1280x720

Frame Rate: 59.94

Source Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 24bit Mono

Project Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 32bit floating point - Mono

Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.0

Alpha: None

Video Codec Type: MPEG4 4:2:0

***The most recent Premiere Pro Export Settings are:

VIDEO

Format: MPEG2

Preset: Match Source - High bitrate (this turns Custom once I tweak things to the following settings)

Basic Video Settings:

                                 Quality: 75%

                                 Width: 1280

                                 Height: 720

                                 Frame Rate: 59.94

                                 Field Order: Progressive

                                 Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels

                                 TV Standard: NTSC

                                 Profile: Main (I've changed this to High a few times, but no success)

                                 Level: High

                                 Render at Max Depth: OFF

GOP Settings:

                                 M Frames: 3

                                 N Frames: 15

                                 Closed GOP Every: 0

                                 Automatic GOP Placement: ON

Advanced Settings:

                                 Macroblock Quantization: 10

                                 VBV Buffer Size: 0x2Kbytes (the 0 is the only changeable value)

                                 Noise Control: Sensitivity

                                 Write SDE: NO

                                 Force VBV Delay: 0xffff

                                 Intra DC Precision: 9 bits

Write Sequence End Code: YES

                                 Embed SVCD User Blocks: NO

                                 Ignore Frame Interval: 0

Use Maximum Render Quality: OFF

Use Previews: OFF

Import Into Project: OFF

Set Start Timecode 00:00:00;00: OFF

Render Alpha Channel Only: OFF

Time Interpolation: Frame Sampling

AUDIO

Audio Format Settings:

                                 Audio Format: MPEG (there are no options for AAC)

Basic Audio Settings:

                                 Audio Codec: MPEG Audio

                                 Sample Rate: 48000Hz

                                 Sample Size: 16 bit

                                 Audio Layer: MPEG-1, Layer II Audio

                                 Audio Mode: Stereo

Bitrate Settings:

                                 Bitrate: 224 kbps

Advanced Settings:

                                 Psych Model: Model 2

                                 De-emphasis: No emphasis

                                 Enable CRC: OFF

                                 Set Private Bit: OFF

                                 Set Copyright Bit: OFF

                                 Set Original Bit: OFF

MULTIPLEXER

Basic Settings:

                                 Multiplexing: TS

Bitrate and Buffering Details:

                                 Bitrate Type: Constant

                                 Mux Rate: 0kbps

                                 Video Buffer Size: 0kB

                                 Audio Buffer Size: 4kB

***The Episode Pro v6 settings (that work nicely with HD and the Leightronix Server) are:

Container: MPEG-TS (ts)

PID Assignments

                                 Audio PID: 4,352

                                 Video PID: 4,113

                                 PCR PID: 4,097

                                 PMT PID: 256

Transport Rate

                                 Manual

                                 10Mbps

PES Options

                                 PES Mode: One PES per Frame

System Packets

                                 Transport Stream ID: 0

                                 Program Number: 1

                                 PAT Interval: 0.2 seconds

                                 PMT Interval: 0.2 seconds

                                 PCR Interval: 0.035 seconds

Null Interval: 0.035 seconds

                                 PMT Descriptor Ordering: Audio Precedes Video

Video Codec: H264 (MainConcept)

GENERAL

Bandwidth Settings

                                 Bandwidth Control: CBR

                                 Average Bit Rate: 9,000 kbs

                                 Variable Bit Rate Quality: 50%

Frame Type Setting

                                 Keyframe Control: Natural and Forced Keyframes

                                 Keyframe Interval: 15 frames

                                 Adaptive B-frames: On

                                 Number of B-frames: 2 frames

                                 Number of Reference Frames: 2 frames

                 PROFILE & QUALITY

Profile Settings

                                 Encoder Profile: Main

                                 Entropy Coding: Context-Adaptive Binary-Arithmetic Coding (CABAC)

Display Settings

                                 Color Space: 4:2:0

                                 Display Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Quality Settings

                                 Two-Pass Encoding: OFF

                                 Deblocking filter: ON

                                 Adaptive interlacing mode: ON

Advanced

                                 Number of Slices: 2 slices

                                 Initial Buffer Fullness: 50%

                                 IDR Frames: Every

                                 Limit Frame Size: OFF

                                 Frame Size: 10

Bitstream Flags

                                 Force headers for every GOP: ON

                                 Add picture timing SEI : ON

                                 Signal fixed framerate: ON

                                 Pulldown: None Audio Codec: MPEG Audio

Bit Rate: 256 kbit/s

Layer: Layer II

Psycho Model: Model 2

***The Leightronix people say the server will accept files from Premiere Pro with the following formats:

MPEG-2 Transport stream (.m2t)

        Video codec: H.264 HIGH profile, up to level 4.0

                1920 x 1080 (29.97, 30 fps, interlaced)

                1280 x 720 (59.94, 60 fps, progressive)

                720 x 480 (29.97, 30 fps, interlaced)

                CBR or VBR

                Up to 10 Mbps video bit rate

                Chroma sampling: 4:2:0

        Audio format: AAC-LC, Layer-2

                AAC-LC 128 Kbps, 192 Kbps

                Layer-2 128 Kbps, 192 Kbps, 224 Kbps, 256 Kbps

                44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

I'm just having issues making sure the settings in Premiere Pro match what I know works in Episode Pro...or which settings need to be changed to make it work well (and without rendering twice).  Any ideas?  Your input is Greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Gerald

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Premiere Pro export to .m2t on Leightronix E-HD2 Server

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Hello all,

I am working on a way to export projects directly from Premiere Pro to our E-HD2 Video Server...so I don't have to use an extra program (Episode Pro) and render/export everything Twice.  The server is VERY specific as to the types of files it will playback.  I'm having discussions with the Leightronix people now, but still unable to identify the issue.  I AM able to preview the file (on the server) in the database/files view, but it doesn't work when I try to play/edit it on the server's playback channels.  As was the case when I initially figured out how to successfully get Episode Pro to send SD files to the server, I want to believe it's just a matter of tweaking some tiny settings in Premiere Pro to get the server to be happy with HD.

Here is all the info I have available from all the different locations/programs/companies.  Any ideas??

Everything is updated to most current versions (except Episode Pro that is no longer available for upgrade). 

My current workflow is:

Premiere Pro -------------> Episode Pro v6 ---------(via ftp)----------> Leightronix E-HD2 Video Server

***The source file info is:

Type: MPEG Movie

Image Size: 1280x720

Frame Rate: 59.94

Source Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 24bit Mono

Project Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 32bit floating point - Mono

Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.0

Alpha: None

Video Codec Type: MPEG4 4:2:0

***The most recent Premiere Pro Export Settings are:

VIDEO

Format: MPEG2

Preset: Match Source - High bitrate (this turns Custom once I tweak things to the following settings)

Basic Video Settings:

                                 Quality: 75%

                                 Width: 1280

                                 Height: 720

                                 Frame Rate: 59.94

                                 Field Order: Progressive

                                 Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels

                                 TV Standard: NTSC

                                 Profile: Main (I've changed this to High a few times, but no success)

                                 Level: High

                                 Render at Max Depth: OFF

GOP Settings:

                                 M Frames: 3

                                 N Frames: 15

                                 Closed GOP Every: 0

                                 Automatic GOP Placement: ON

Advanced Settings:

                                 Macroblock Quantization: 10

                                 VBV Buffer Size: 0x2Kbytes (the 0 is the only changeable value)

                                 Noise Control: Sensitivity

                                 Write SDE: NO

                                 Force VBV Delay: 0xffff

                                 Intra DC Precision: 9 bits

Write Sequence End Code: YES

                                 Embed SVCD User Blocks: NO

                                 Ignore Frame Interval: 0

Use Maximum Render Quality: OFF

Use Previews: OFF

Import Into Project: OFF

Set Start Timecode 00:00:00;00: OFF

Render Alpha Channel Only: OFF

Time Interpolation: Frame Sampling

AUDIO

Audio Format Settings:

                                 Audio Format: MPEG (there are no options for AAC)

Basic Audio Settings:

                                 Audio Codec: MPEG Audio

                                 Sample Rate: 48000Hz

                                 Sample Size: 16 bit

                                 Audio Layer: MPEG-1, Layer II Audio

                                 Audio Mode: Stereo

Bitrate Settings:

                                 Bitrate: 224 kbps

Advanced Settings:

                                 Psych Model: Model 2

                                 De-emphasis: No emphasis

                                 Enable CRC: OFF

                                 Set Private Bit: OFF

                                 Set Copyright Bit: OFF

                                 Set Original Bit: OFF

MULTIPLEXER

Basic Settings:

                                 Multiplexing: TS

Bitrate and Buffering Details:

                                 Bitrate Type: Constant

                                 Mux Rate: 0kbps

                                 Video Buffer Size: 0kB

                                 Audio Buffer Size: 4kB

***The Episode Pro v6 settings (that work nicely with HD and the Leightronix Server) are:

Container: MPEG-TS (ts)

PID Assignments

                                 Audio PID: 4,352

                                 Video PID: 4,113

                                 PCR PID: 4,097

                                 PMT PID: 256

Transport Rate

                                 Manual

                                 10Mbps

PES Options

                                 PES Mode: One PES per Frame

System Packets

                                 Transport Stream ID: 0

                                 Program Number: 1

                                 PAT Interval: 0.2 seconds

                                 PMT Interval: 0.2 seconds

                                 PCR Interval: 0.035 seconds

Null Interval: 0.035 seconds

                                 PMT Descriptor Ordering: Audio Precedes Video

Video Codec: H264 (MainConcept)

GENERAL

Bandwidth Settings

                                 Bandwidth Control: CBR

                                 Average Bit Rate: 9,000 kbs

                                 Variable Bit Rate Quality: 50%

Frame Type Setting

                                 Keyframe Control: Natural and Forced Keyframes

                                 Keyframe Interval: 15 frames

                                 Adaptive B-frames: On

                                 Number of B-frames: 2 frames

                                 Number of Reference Frames: 2 frames

                 PROFILE & QUALITY

Profile Settings

                                 Encoder Profile: Main

                                 Entropy Coding: Context-Adaptive Binary-Arithmetic Coding (CABAC)

Display Settings

                                 Color Space: 4:2:0

                                 Display Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Quality Settings

                                 Two-Pass Encoding: OFF

                                 Deblocking filter: ON

                                 Adaptive interlacing mode: ON

Advanced

                                 Number of Slices: 2 slices

                                 Initial Buffer Fullness: 50%

                                 IDR Frames: Every

                                 Limit Frame Size: OFF

                                 Frame Size: 10

Bitstream Flags

                                 Force headers for every GOP: ON

                                 Add picture timing SEI : ON

                                 Signal fixed framerate: ON

                                 Pulldown: None Audio Codec: MPEG Audio

Bit Rate: 256 kbit/s

Layer: Layer II

Psycho Model: Model 2

***The Leightronix people say the server will accept files from Premiere Pro with the following formats:

MPEG-2 Transport stream (.m2t)

        Video codec: H.264 HIGH profile, up to level 4.0

                1920 x 1080 (29.97, 30 fps, interlaced)

                1280 x 720 (59.94, 60 fps, progressive)

                720 x 480 (29.97, 30 fps, interlaced)

                CBR or VBR

                Up to 10 Mbps video bit rate

                Chroma sampling: 4:2:0

        Audio format: AAC-LC, Layer-2

                AAC-LC 128 Kbps, 192 Kbps

                Layer-2 128 Kbps, 192 Kbps, 224 Kbps, 256 Kbps

                44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

I'm just having issues making sure the settings in Premiere Pro match what I know works in Episode Pro...or which settings need to be changed to make it work well (and without rendering twice).  Any ideas?  Your input is Greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Gerald

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Hey Gerald, just wondering if you have any news on this. Currently in the same situation. Thanks agian, 

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