I Found The Ultimate h.264 Converter/Encoder!
Grass Valley ProCoder 3 rocks!
Pros: The ultimate h.264 converter! This converter leaves me flabbergasted. It can make a perfect copy of a source, easily!
Cons: The high price tag. The price is cheaper, or as cheap as other professional encoders though.
Summary: This is a perfect broadcast quality solution I would think. Everything else had me scratching my head? This has the best results of anything I've tried! Awesome software, thank God! I was suffering without this baby! I've just begun to harness it's raw power. It's easy to use, man! The results are the very best, it just depends on how you set it, because you have total control. This converter will convert without any glitches in the end results, that, and you can keep 100% of the quality of your source video!
This is very user friendly, it's way ahead of all the others that I've tried, and if I listed all the ones I tried, before I got this baby, I was stuck in the mud. If you're gonna not use this for h.264, then maybe you know something I don't. Ripbot264 and handbrake are okay for free, but you'll end up with glitches.
I use full pixel, and never quarter pixel. That's just one thing. I love this software, it's the perfect choice for this format, hands down!