I seem to get the best video quality output (short of uncompressed avi) on my machine with Bongo's encoder using Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile and a high bitrate.
We've been told here that to get the best possible quality we need to use a 3rd-party encoder, like say,Adobe Media Encoder. But I can't seem to really get better quality out of it, I don't know if the frame compression is necessarily worse but the motion is noticeably unsmooth for a simple turntable animation. What could I be doing wrong, could I be trying to use too-good settings(VBR 2-pass constrained)that are making it take too much cpu power for playback?
What is the actual problem that you want to solve here?
As I understand it you're getting a great result using the Video Encoder, so why would you need to get it done in another program?
I'm getting a "good" result, not what I'd call a great result(compressed just a bit too much no matter how high I put the settings,) and for a multi-shot composition I'd have to render frames out of After Effects to then feed into the Bongo encoder.
It's really difficult to suggest anything without seeing what your artifacts are like.