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The University of Bath released a paper demonstrating a vector-based video codec a couple of years ago, with a press release asking "is the pixel about to die?". Strangely since then the pixel hasn't died, in fact there are even more of them around than there used to be. You could argue that most video codecs do actually use vectors: DCT (or similar), - ...
There was one, but it fell in to disuse and isn't used very often anymore, largely because of the lack of mobile support, but also due to security issues it created. It was called Flash.
Might be an issue with the smart rendering option available for MXF in Premiere/AME. Try disabling that. http://blogs.adobe.com/kevinmonahan/2012/10/11/smart-rendering-in-premiere-pro-cs6-6-0-1-and-later/ If that doesn't work. Render an intermediate and re-import and encode that to MXF. Though keep in mind that MXF is just a container, you have different ...
Under the video tab, you'll see two options. Video Codec, which is how the video is encoded (h.264 is the standard for .mp4 files), and Quality, which controls the level of video compression that occurs. It's the Quality slider that you're mostly worried about if you want to keep it an mp4. Drag that slider to the right to improve the quality (this will ...
You will have to re-encode or use a tool to change your h264 level, f.e. this one http://coolsoft.altervista.org/en/h264leveleditor but its windows only, there might also be a Mac tool that does the same. Your video is encoded with High Profile Level 4.1. iOS only support Level 3.1 and probably the same with QuickTime on Yosemite.
For such low quality footage (320 by 240 was quarter resolution even in the early 2000s), I'd probably go with DV format. It's a major video standard that, while not used much anymore (though HDV is still used), was a major video standard and thus isn't going anywhere quickly (just look at how MPEG-1 has hung around). It is designed for high quality video ...
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