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High quality DVD using PP CS5, Encore

May 19, 2013 4:53 PM

Tags: #pro #premiere #encore #dvd #quality #avhcd #macroblocking

I have a project where I'm using full hi-def (1920 x 1080) AVHCD video,  24fps, and I'd like to distill it down to a high quality DVD.

 

First of all, I know that a DVD's 720x480 quality won't match that of a Blu-Ray or my original. No need to point that out.

 

My original files look fine. But, when imaged onto a DVD, I get a lot of macroblocking artifacts; areas of the scene seem to hover and move, because the data compression's simply moving huge bitmaps around to simulate full-resolution motion. I'd like to avoid that.

 

So what's recommended?

 

1. Take my PP sequence, link it to Encore, and fiddle with Encore's settings (and what settings are these?);

 

2. Export my PP sequence to a video file  in DVD resolution, and then use that  in Encore (and what settings should I use?).

 
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    May 19, 2013 5:51 PM   in reply to BrianSiano2

    Option #2.

    Start with the MPEG2-DVD High Quality preset, and you can fiddle

    with those settings to get the optimum quality vs. filesize for import

    to Encore and burn to DVD.

     
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    May 19, 2013 6:18 PM   in reply to BrianSiano2

    I go with option 2 myself with very good results.

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    May 20, 2013 4:50 AM   in reply to BrianSiano2

    In Encore:

    File > Import As > Timeline  (Shift+Ctrl+T)

    Navigate to your .m2v and associated .wav file, select both, hit Open

     
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    May 20, 2013 6:34 PM   in reply to BrianSiano2

    What exactly is the issue?

     
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    May 20, 2013 9:50 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    hello,

     

    i just finished burning an iso image from encore onto a dvd

    the original footage was stills and 60i 1920x1080 avchd from a canon hfs20 vixia

     

    i exported directly from premiere through ame using mpeg-dvd highest quality widescreen 24p

    (and pcm audio (i believe))

     

    encore did transcode the audio (now that i remember (if i am remembering correctly))

    but encore did NOT have to retranscode the video which made me super happy

     

    the result is solid images no wigglies, no artifacts, no jaggies, no headaches, no complaints...

     

    the few parents that got a sneekpeek of the baseball dvd were soooooooooooo amazed i blushed

     

    good job PPRO, AME, ENCORE 5.03, good job...

     

    cheers, j

     
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