3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 19, 2013 4:29 PM by Jim_Simon

    How much better is VBR 2 Pass than VBR 1 Pass or CBR?

    EdwurdAdam Level 1

      Hi,

       

      I had a 2 hour and 40 minute wedding on a Premiere Pro CS 5.5 Timeline. (I exported it as a QT Reference File from Final Cut Pro 7)

       

      I added my Encore Chapter markers in PPro and went File ----- Export ---- Media.

       

      Media Encoder opened and I set my settings the following way:

       

      H.264 Blu-Ray

      1440 x 1080 29.97 FPS

      PCM Audio

      Target Bit Rat = 18.5

      Max Bit Rate 20

      VBR 2 Pass

       

      When it first started encoding it said that it was going to take 8 hours.

      It has taken 14 Hours and it's finally finished.

       

      My question is,

       

      How much better is VBR 2 Pass than VBR 1 Pass or CBR?

       

      The first pass of this job took about 3 and a half hours. The last 11 hours was the full 2 Pass.

       

      Would VBR 1 Pass or CBR give a good enough quality as an H.264 Blu-Ray to give to clients.

       

      Thanks in advance

       

      Premiere Pro CS 5.5

      Media Encoder 5.5

      Encore 5

       

      Mac Pro

      10 GB RAM

      2.66 GHZ Quad-Core Intel Xeon