I noticed that in Encore, the timeline that I encoded as an H.264 Blu-Ray file and imported into Encore as a timeline, needs Transcoding. It says "Untranscoded."
Why is this?
I thought that once I encoded it in Media Encoder from Premiere Pro CS 5.5, and imported it into Encore, it should not need transcoding.
When I did encode it, all I did was make it an H.264 Blu-Ray, PCM Audio. The only thing I changed was the Target and Max bit rate.
Did I do something wrong?
Thanks in advance
Media Encoder 5.5
Premiere Pro CS 5.5
Mac OS x
>thing I changed was the Target and Max bit rate
I don't do BluRay, but you MAY have exported out of PPro into a file that is not "legal" for a BluRay
The below saved links may help explain...
Premiere Export Formats
FAQ on "best" settings http://forums.adobe.com/thread/878590?tstart=0
In the Encore Project panel, where you see "Untranscoded", expand that window further to the right until you see "Blu-Ray Transcode Status" at the top. For your .m4v file, it should say "Don't Transcode". So you see, when it says "Untranscoded", that is simply stating a fact - that Encore has not transcoded the file. This is NOT saying that it WILL transcode the file. Make sense? At some point, you might have transcoded some of the files in Encore already that needed it, and that would then show the updated status.
Safe Harbor Computers
Thanks for the info.
I have a new problem concerning Disc Space.
I had all of my assets in Encore and everything was linked up and the menus were set. Encore said it was using 21.5 GB and about 3.5 was left over. (Obviously I am building a Blu-Ray Disc)
I thought that was good and I pressed Build and it started to make the Disc.
After a few hours of Building the disc, it stopped and a pop up dialog box came up and said "Code 25 - not enough Disc Space.". I was confused. I had a 25 GB Disc in there and, according to Encore, I was only using 21.5 GB.
I then decided to create a Blu-Ray ISO file to see how many GB that came out to be. The ISO file came out to be 25.75 GB (This is the exact project that Encore was saying was 21.5 GB) It's almost a 5 GB difference.
This is also why the "Code 25 - not enough Disc Space" dialog came up.
I recently found out, after I did all of this, that Encore has a bug in it that does not give the correct disc usage for a DVD or Blu-Ray.
So now, my only 2 choices are:
1) re-encode my main 2 and half hour time with a little less Target and Max Bit Rate (which will make it lower in file and GB size), knowing it will be a bigger file once I bring it into Encore and Burn it or make it an ISO file to burn in Toast 11.
2) Use a Dual Layer BD Disc. Of course, This is the easier and faster solution.
What are your thoughts on this?
Thanks in advance. I look forward to your thoughts on this.