I'm making a couple double feature DVD9s from 1080p/23.98 HD source files and the automatic transcode setting would have been perfect for judging the best bitrate to have the movies use all the available disc space, but my client hated the black bars on the left and right of frame caused by the default 'Scale To Fit' setting for source scaling.
Any way to adjust this to be Scale to Fill? I've gone into Default Transcode settings but that doesn't affect the Automatic settings.
Thanks for any advice!
Edit: Encore CS6 via creative cloud on Windows 7 64-bit.
I think the answer is "no" - meaning yes, you are right, that you cannot change the automatic transcode settings to scale to fill.
I think this has not been asked much because there are still many users that do not like Encore doing the downrez form HD to SD.
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I normally HD-to-SD transcode in other apps but this double feature would mean too much trial and error transcoding to get the sizing just right so everything will fit on a disc without too much empty space.
How do you guys normally go about balancing your video transcode settings to maximize disc space? Most of the time with my projects, it is never just a simple video to disc - there can be multiple features, subtitles, DTS pass-though audio tracks, audio commentary tracks, featurettes etc.
How do you guys normally go about balancing your video transcode settings to maximize disc space?
I actually don't worry much about disk space, I worry about quality. Towards that end, I use external encoders that have the superior CQ mode available. Specifically HC Encoder for DVDs and Xvid4PSP for Blu-rays.
If the quality settings I prefer create a file too large for single layer disks, I just use dual-layers.