I am working a Premiere project that will be output to DVD or Bluray. I exported a timeline as H264 Bluray and created a Bluray Encore project. I see that I could change the export format from Bluray to DVD, but I am curious to know how Encore calculates the disk info. I assume the H264 media will be transcoded from one compressed format to another. How does this affect quality? I would prefer to export DVD from a Bluray project than to create an identical project for DVD.
I would also like to know if this is the best way to output to DVD while maximizing quality. Prior to CC, I dynamic linked the Premiere project to Encore and it would calculate disk size automatically. If I now have to do it myself, it seems very time consuming way to go. In my case, the media will exceed DVD size limitations. If so, which of the Premiere export parameters are safe to tweak in order to size down the files to fit the DVD?
If these questions have been covered in another thread, please lead me to it.
Two choices for DVD
Export as MPEG2 DVD and you calculate the bitrate to match the size (single or dual layer) DVD
Export as (regular or widescreen) DV AVI and tell Encore to use automatic transcoding for best fit to size of DVD
I export AVCHD source to Widescreen DV AVI and let Encore do automatic transcoding, based on single or dual layer DVD
Also, The tutorial list in message #3 http://forums.adobe.com/message/2276578 may help
Alex DeJesus wrote:
I can't remember where you tell Encore to automatically encode
You dont have to. It does it automaticly, the dvd transcode settings are set to Automatic.
if your file is dvd compliant. It is set automaticly to Dont Transcode.
I would export straight to mpeg2-dvd in Premiere. An hour will fit nicely on a SL dvd.
You can go up to 2 hours on a sl dvd but compression will kick in.