My school's multimedia class is working on several projects for our BPA (Business Professionals of America) club's state competition. However our teacher told us that she's been having trouble authoring a DVD with Adobe Encore CS3. The content that she tried earlier was only about 5-10 minutes long. We have about 30 student computers, four are Dell Precision Workstations, the rest are Dell Optiplex clients. We have two Sony HandyCam Hybrid-HDD camcorders, one Canon Hybrid-HDD Camcorder, and a huge Sony HDV camcorder that uses mini DV tapes. No, we don't have Blu-ray Disc writers, or even media. She's been trying for years nagging to the district's IT to bring the Macs back into the district.
This is what I've E-Mailed her earlier...
"Happiness and laughter is only temporary, but pain and sorrow is forever..."
The issues could be due to a networked environment, where users are NOT running Encore as Administrator.
The issues could be that the HD footage is not being Imported into Encore, correctly.
I doubt that Mac's will change things, though some might rather have them.
I would furnish the full details of the running of Encore, and then what the workflow is. If from PrPro, then down-rezzing the HD material upon Export might well help.
Just a tip since it could be anything, sometimes dual monitors could cause this issue. We have dual monitors hooked up to a computer and running premier CS4 and even CS5 and the software wasn't playing back the video over the timeline. Once the secondary monitor was disabled, all was fine and the playback was normal. It's something to do with a dual video Gforce card or it's driver.
>having trouble authoring a DVD
I read your message twice, and unless I have completely missed something you said... just what IS your problem?
Yes, you need to down-rez HiDef video to go on a DVD... and, as was already mentioned, that is best down as you export from Premiere Pro... export as MPEG2-DVD and import the video and audio files into Encore for authoring
Please post back with step by step details of what you are doing... and any error messages you see that do not allow authoring
Otherwise... here are some general notes
As well as the below, right click the Encore icon and select Run as Administrator, which is NOT the same thing as running the computer with the Administrator account, and which fixes several "odd" problems... To create a two layer DVD (or a BluRay?), you MUST have Encore set to use the Run as Administrator option
Run as Administrator http://forums.adobe.com/thread/969395
Odd Errors http://forums.adobe.com/thread/670174
Long File Names or odd characters cause problems
And This Message Thread http://forums.adobe.com/thread/665641
Things and Software to AVOID when authoring/burning a DVD
Start --> http://forums.adobe.com/thread/608660
#2 has WHY Explained http://forums.adobe.com/thread/607390
Create an ISO (Encore) or folder on your hard drive (Encore or Premiere Elements) and then use the FREE http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download to write files or folders or ISO to disc for DVD or BluRay (send the author a PayPal donation if you like his program)
Imgburn will read the ACTUAL disc brand from the disc, which is not always the same as the box label (Memorex is notorious for buying "anything" and putting it inside a Memorex box)
When you write to disc with Imgburn, use the SLOWEST possible speed setting, so your burner has the best chance to create "good, well formed" laser burn holes... since no DVD player is required to read a burned disc, having a "good" one from a high quality blank will help
Use Taiyo Yuden single layer or Verbatim Two layer Or Falcon Pro for inkjet printable Two layer
Folks, this post is from my high school senior year in 2010-2011.
By the end of that academic year, we finally got 5 macs to replace those four Dell Precision workstations after more than three years of our head district IT being selfish and stubborn.
So now they're using Apple's Final Cut Studio
Thanks for all the help though...
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