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Its a problem I have also. I asked and got no solutions offered.
You would think that CS3 PPRo would launch CS3 Encore...but... NO!
Seeing that it launchs CS4 Encore you would then think it would link the media/assets...but ...NO again!
Wow... So does it means there's no way now to burn a DVD that can play on regular TV (mpeg2 ?) - It was the only way I knew with Encore CS3...
Or is there anoter way to do it (same quality)?
Maybe not through the automatic method. Just use the manual method.
Can I find the detailed procedure for that, somewhere ?
un install encore cs4 and see if ppro cs3 will link with encore cs3 again.
Have you tried it ? What if I wish to reinstall Encore CS4 later ?
I havent tried it...I hoped you would be the guinea pig. ;-)
(BTW - I know how to create a DVD from scratch in either CS3 or CS4)
I am sure you can reinstall it back later if you need it.
>Can I find the detailed procedure for that, somewhere?
I'm not aware of any write ups on this. Simply put, you export out your sequence, bring that into Encore, and author from there.
Rather than fight with the linking of PP to Encore3/4, I'd look to Jim's suggestion.
In a nutshell, you Export from PP, and then Import into Encore (of your choice). There are other ways to do this, but the fool-proof method is (assuming SD footage to DVD-Video) to:
1.) Export>Movie and choose DV-AVI elemental stream (Video ONLY).
2.) Export>AME and choose PCM/WAV, or AC3 elemental stream (Audio ONLY).
3.) Open Encore (of your choice), define your Project and Import>As Timeline, your DV-AVI file.
4.) Import>As Asset, your WAV, or AC3.
5.) From Encore Project Panel, drag your Audio file to the proper Timeline.
6.) Do your navigational Assets, i.e. Menus, Playlists etc.
7.) Check Project
9.) Let Encore set the Transcode settings for your target output, i.e. DVD-5, or DVD-9.
Bill is correct but when the steps are shown all written out like Bill has done, it points out what a hassle it is now because of the faulty linking of the applications inthe same suite.
Burn a DVD without menus for a "quick and dirty" was so simple
Here is my workflow procedure.
1) Edit in Premiere CS4 and save and close.
2) Open AME File/Add Premiere Pro Sequence
3) Select the proper "Format", "Preset" and "Output File" settings
4) Hit "Start Queue" and close after it finishes.
5) Open Encore CS3 or CS4 of your choice.
6) Import the m2v and wav files as timelines.
7) Produce your DVD or create an ISO image.
@ Bill Geherke
You have ommitted all the steps involved in setting up the "navigational and menu" requirements. These are the most complex and time consuming steps.
If one wants a simple "no menu" DVD. The workflows you and the other Bill outline are just a major hassle (albeit absolutely correct)
Adobe need to fix the issue because they broke it.
"Back in the days," when PrP2 did the simple burning to DVD, I do not think I ever used it. Every Project had fairly sophisticated navigation and multiple Menus.
Now, if Adobe could reconnect some sort of Export for stills, without having to start AME...
I am still reading and learning about the linking between PrP & En, which seemed to get an overhaul in CS4. Judging from the articles here and the En forum, it seems that the jury might still be out. In the meantime, I'll stick with doing the NLE work in PrP and Export as elemental streams, for Import into En. Yes, shortening the list of steps would be nice, provided that they always work and work well.
I have a CS2 Suite (as well as a CS3 and CS4 suite)...and nothing is easier than the simple burn to DVD (without menus) option still working perfectly in CS2.
I used it a lot when the client wants to walk out the door with a simple auto start DVD.
While I have been able to do it (with Encore CS3), another point I could not find: since this is a 4:30 minutes videoclip, I wish it would loop. In the automated manner (Premiere linkink to Encore), I simply had to check a squere for that purpose, but can't find it (or a command) when proceeding with the "export from PP - import in Encore" procedure. Any way to do it?
In Encore, set the timeline end action to the same timeline. This has the same effect as the directions on a bottle of shampoo; "Lather, rinse, repeat."
For pure looping, Jim's method is the perfect solution (I guess that that shampoo is in "solution," to a degree, when you use it as directed). If you wish to make it loop X times, you could create a Playlist with the same Timeline X times.
Or, one could set Repeat on the set-top player.