I'm trying to create a blu-ray in encore, and when importing an H264 using squeeze's blu-ray preset, encore wants to reencode. However, a blu-ray mpeg2 created from squeeze's presets works fine with encore. I'm not able to have Adobe Media Encoder installed on the computer that I am encoding from. Any advice? Here are the settings:
constrain at 30,000 Kbps
high AVC profile
top field first
CABAC encoding entropy mode
key frames every 300 frames
auto key frame on scene change (50)
use b-pictures 3
use b-slices as reference (unchecked)
multiple slices (0)
reference frames (2)
I don't know if Jeff will drop by to comment on this, particularly re squeeze and whether the following applies the same or differently.
There is a bug regarding how Encore is handling 2 pass vbr h.264.
See this thread:
Thanks for the info. If I'm reading that correctly, encore doesn't like 2-pass vbr and/or high profile? However, I just tried using the squeeze preset with 1-pass vbr main profile, 1-pass vbr high profile, 2-pass vbr main profile, as suggested and still no luck.
Try your original settings, only turn CABAC off. If that doesn't work, then I recommend X264 via MeGui (Windows only). Save as raw .264 files and En will import them without wanting to transcode.
My choices entropy encoding are either CABAC or CAVLC. I tried the various combinations of main/high and 2-pass/1-pass with CAVLC with no luck.
I downloaded MeGui but haven't had a chance to try it yet since it doesn't take quicktime reference files. My original media is coming from an Avid project, so I suppose I could export a DVCPRO HD quicktime (the media's original format) to test. Are there any settings in MeGui I need to be aware of or does it have a preset that is close enough to what I need?