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Downscaling HD film for DVD Release

Dec 9, 2012 11:45 PM

Tags: #help #export #dvd #dvd_export #downscale #dvd_export_settings #high_quality #adobe_premiere_cs6

Hey guys,

 

I need help downscaling my HD film for DVD. This is for a professional release so quality is key. Everything was edited in CS6.

 

I found a tutorial online on how to maximize for DVD using various steps but I fear it may be outdated. Here it is if you'd like to know what I'm referring to: http://bellunevideo.com/tutorials/hd2sdTutorial/hd2sd.html

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Sincerely,

 

ThatGuyFromThatBand

 
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    Dec 10, 2012 4:48 AM   in reply to ThatGuyFromThatBand

    CS6 does a much better job than CS4 at scaling down HD video for SD.  For progressive HD video, I'm happy with CS6's output.  For interlaced HD video, the hd2sd avisynth/virtualdub process is still better, IMHO.

     

    Jeff

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 4:56 AM   in reply to Jeff Bellune

    I get good results with hd2sd. If you need to change the frame rate as well, I would always go for a Alchemist motion compensated hardware conversion.

     

    Richard Knight

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 8:30 AM   in reply to Jeff Bellune

    Or use a frameserver with a 3rd party encoder like TMPGenc.

     
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