I've been working on a project in Adobe Premiere. There I've set all of the Encore chapter markers.
But there were black bars when I transferred my timeline to Encore. So, I've been searching how to solve this problem.
The best solution was to crop the video when exporting the timeline to MPEG2 DVD. It didn't work for me though, because I got audio and video saved seperated from eachother.
So I decided I export to .wmv instead. That worked and quality was okay I guess
But I would still like to keep my chapter markers, because when I do it in Encore it's not as accurate as in the timeline of Premiere.
So my question is: how do I burn the dvd without black bars on the sides & how do I still keep my chapter markers? And perhaps any tips on how to save the video as best quality?
My guts is telling me there is no win-win situation, so if anyone can help me out here? Many thanks!
It didn't work for me though, because I got audio and video saved seperated from each other.
That is what you want. And you'll keep your chapters.
Just "import as timeline," and select both the m2v and wav (or ac3).
Thanks for your a reply.
A few questions though ..
Okay, so I choose to export to MPEG2-DVD. Do I have to change any settings? Because I tried it out, but the quality seemed pretty bad ...
And it also took pretty long for just one minute of film I tested.
So does it means when saving to m2v it automatically reads my chapters?
I'm sorry if it sounds like I doubt your advice, I really don't, but I have to know this for sure before I render my video. It's 18 minutes long so I wouldn't want to waste time on it
And because it has to be done today
Increase the datarate in the video section. For a very short piece, just set it to 8Mbps CBR (constant bit rate rather than VBR - variable bit rate). And yes, do a short sample. Use a bit with high action.
BTW, it is not so much saving to m2v as such, but that Premiere/AME adds the little XMP/XMPSES side car files. Encore reads the chapters from those. But unless you look, you don't even know they are there.
When I play it back in Windows Media Player, it doesn't look as sharp as its suppose to be (we filmed in HD)
Do I also have to put Quality at it's max?
Does it has to do with the fact that I played it with WMP or should I just burn it to DVD and then test the quality?
Oh I see; thanks for the explanation
HD to SD downrezzing is just a sad demonstration of how much better HD is. And its all relative; can you imagine how lame HD will look at some point in the future?
That said, if you don't have an HD to SD workflow in which you have tested all this, you need to burn a disk and look at it on multiple players and TVs.
Yes, use max quality. I don't recall the particulars of when it matters and not (relative to using CUDA).