Hi I have just bought Premier CS3 and are just getting to grips with it, most things seem straight forward and the prog is excellent.
However I have come across 1 aspect that confuses me. I used Premier to capture 26 minutes of Mini DV Pal progressive footage and added 46 stills (2048x1536) and a wav file for background for the stills of 42mb.
I then exported the whole thing to Adobe Media Encoder used the MPEG2-DVD Pal High Quality template. This produced a combined m2v & wav of 800 MB.
This seemed lower than I was expecting so I fired up TMPGEnc 4 Xpress that I have use in the past and roughly asked it to perform a similar exercise and it came up with a file of 1.5 GB.
The quality looked the same so why the vast difference in size?
Is Main Concept's engine that much better than TMPGenc's or have I sacrificed some quality somewhere?