I wonder if i could get some advise and comment on trying to get the best Blu Ray encode from Final Cut.
Edit with Premiere on a PC.
(Sorry, I just had to go there. I'll shut up now.)
You captured hdv into FCP then FCP convertedthe hdv to ProRes intermediate format. So, thats why exporting pro res to Pr and setting Pr to HDV did not work.
I would suggest exporting xml the project from FCP and use the new IMPORT fcp feature in Pr CS4 . Then you can DL link that to Encore to avoid the intermediate files.
Or; Export an uncompressed final version from FCP and import that into Encore and let encore encode it for you.
Thanks for the advice. I now have the project in Encore. While it played perfectly in Premiere, it cannot do so in Encore. Maybe this is because I have the settings set to the highest resolution- 1920 x 1080 and Blu Ray NTSC. I am trying to set up chapters and it is very jerky trying to get to the right place. Shou/ld I be doing this at a lower resolution and then changing things at the end?
Also I currently have DVD Transcode set to automatic and Blu-ray Transcode set to Automatic.
Are these settings going to look at the best on a 54" Samsung HDTV 1080i ? I notice a whole slew of choices in the drop down!!
I am ploughing through the Lynda.com tutorials, but some of these questions don't seem to be answered there.
I am planning on saving things to hard drive so I can test before burning...is this feasible on a mac?
Automatic normally works very well. Of course the longer your program, the more agressive the encoding will have to be.
How video plays within Encore should not be to big a concern. When it encodes it, it should play fine from the disk. This is assumumgin you are feeding it a quality video stream to start with.