Could we get some additional details on the default codec option in the ‘Convert to Edit-Friendly’ dialog? Specifically the CRF value (assuming ‘Quality-based VBR’ in x264)? The ‘Lossy: I-frame only H.264/AC-3 MP4’ info is helpful but insufficient to determine if this will serve as an appropriate intermediate codec. We can examine the output to ascertain most input parameters, but things like Rate Control are not discernable. Ultimately, we would need the following additional information (or manual control akin to the Export > Advanced tabs):
Codec > CRF:
Video > Interpolation
Audio > Rate Control
Audio > bitrate or quality AQ
We’re also seeing major blurring (double vision) issues with the Blend method for Overriding the frame rate. But that’s another topic.