9 Replies Latest reply on Dec 28, 2008 9:54 PM by Phil Griffith

    Timing / Video Lenght

    GESYMSB Level 1
      As many of you know, the timelime of Premiere Pro ( CS3 ) does
      not always match the Timelime of Encore ( I using the new Encore DVD 2 )

      What is the best way to calculate the length of a video
      that will not need compression when burned on the DVD ?
      ( The full video edited on Premiere, not various clips for Encore )

      What size / lenght of video will fit on a 4.7 G dvd without or
      almost no compression ?

      Another question, what are the best DVD for Videos +R or -R

      I always use the-R

      Thanks !
        • 1. Re: Timing / Video Lenght
          Harm Millaard Level 7
          Why use Encore 2 when you have Encore CS3?

          > As many of you know, the timelime of Premiere Pro ( CS3 ) does
          not always match the Timelime of Encore

          What do you mean?

          > What is the best way to calculate the length of a video

          Total sequence length.

          > What size / lenght of video will fit on a 4.7 G dvd without or
          almost no compression ?

          Without compression is not possible for regular DVD. You need to compress to MPEG2. Length depends on compression settings. Let Encore handle that for you.

          > Another question, what are the best DVD for Videos +R or -R

          Does not really matter anymore, as long as you use good quality disks like TY or Verbatim.
          • 2. Re: Timing / Video Lenght
            Ruud Blauw Level 1
            >What size / lenght of video will fit on a 4.7 G dvd without or
            almost no compression ?

            With the least amount of compression (i.e. at the highest bit rate allowed for DVD-Video) you can put a little over 60 minutes on a single layer disc.
            • 3. Re: Timing / Video Lenght
              GESYMSB Level 1
              I have to say THANKS AGAIN Ruud !
              I think this is not the first time you respond to me
              WITH THE RIGHT ANSWER or exactly what I was looking for.......

              Thanks to you too Harm for putting more questions.......
              • 4. Re: Timing / Video Lenght
                the_wine_snob Level 9
                Orlando,

                On the -R/+R question, the answer is "it depends." It depends on the set-top DVD players that your clients have. Neither flavor will be guaranteed to work in 100% of the players out in client-land. (Actually, no "burned" DVD can be guaranteed to work on 100% of the players.) You might have to do another version, if you get complaints/returns. Still, with each passing year, the flavor of DVD media seems to mean less. Do follow Harm's suggestion on media brand though, and burn as slowly, as you can. Encore can be set for some pretty slow burn speeds, dependant on your media and your burner. Go with the lowest speed that it allows. A moment saved by burning fast will likely come back to haunt you with some clients' players. It takes less time to do it slowly now, than to have to do a re-burn later. Just get a cup of coffee, while you burn at 2x, or whatever.

                Hunt
                • 5. Re: Timing / Video Lenght
                  Jim_Simon Level 8
                  I use Falcon DVD-R media (only available in the US from DiskMakers) with an AD-7200S burner, and even burning at 18X I routinely create disks with fewer playback errors than the disks Hollywood makes. Not a one has ever failed to play for a client.
                  • 6. Re: Timing / Video Lenght
                    GESYMSB Level 1
                    Thanks Jim, I had never seen those "Falcon" Before.

                    Verbatims I got no idea, in the begining when Cds came out to
                    the market, I bough a few and put it trough test, I mean dropping
                    hot water on it, and things like that, most loss the cover
                    leaving you only the transparent plastic, at that time
                    the only one that resisted was Memorex, however I had been
                    seening a few errors here and there on videos that I make and I wonder
                    if quality of current Memorex is the problem.
                    I will try one of those brands.............

                    Merry Chritsmas to all !!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • 7. Re: Timing / Video Lenght
                      John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                      As far as I know (based on reading in various Premiere forums) Memorex does not make their own discs... they buy from "various" places, which means you may get good ones, or crap... sometimes in the same bundle so you get a good burn and the next disc doesn't work well
                      • 8. Re: Timing / Video Lenght
                        GESYMSB Level 1
                        That's very very interesting, I didn't know that.
                        ( And makes very good sense, that's what I'm thinking is happining )

                        100000000 of Thanks
                        • 9. Re: Timing / Video Lenght
                          Phil Griffith Level 2
                          I've never had much luck with memorex disk. cd or dvd.