3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 30, 2009 1:38 PM by the_wine_snob

    Rendering again?

    MissMoppett Level 1

      Yesterday I completed a 50 min video, and burned 4 discs. Today I find I needed another DVD but found on re-opening the project that I have to render all over again, which as you all know is a pain on a vid of this length. Strangely (to me) some short stretches that I purposely rendered while compiling have remained, but why not the whole? Am I doing something wrong?  Happy New Year to all my helpers, everywhere.

        • 1. Re: Rendering again?
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          There are two functions that seem to be about the same, but are not.

           

          Rendering - this is the process of creating an AVI file for playback. These will be in the Media Cache. They are not used for the Transcode (next) process by PrE, and are only for playback.

           

          Transcoding - this is the process of encoding the Timeline to MPEG-2 for use in the resultant DVD-Video.

           

          In your case, probably the easiest way to get an additional duplicate of your DVD-Video would be to just use the freeware utility, ImgBurn, to duplicate a finished disc. If you have two drives/burners on your system, this is just a simple write and takes little time. If you have one burner, then the program will need to copy the material from the source DVD-Video to the HDD, and then write from that to a blank disc in the same burner.

           

          What you describe with the need to re-Transcode the Timeline, is common. If I Burn to Disc from an Encore Project (my authoring program), and then want to Burn another later on, the Transcoding will need to be redone. When I have multiple discs to Burn from a Project, and suspect that I might need to increase the number of discs, I first Burn to Folder, and then just use ImgBurn to create the physical discs from that Folder (VIDEO_TS). If I get a call for 3 more discs, a week later, I just use that folder.

           

          Good luck,

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: Rendering again?
            MissMoppett Level 1

            I'm most grateful for that. It's a pity that the humorously called Help

            files don't mention that difference. I've certainly learnt to burn

            several at one go under "Share" but sometimes I get caught out. I

            normally use Nero for disc burning/copying.

            • 3. Re: Rendering again?
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              You are most welcome. The Nero utilities should do the same job that ImgBurn will, depending on the Nero "suite" that you have. I've used the disc duplication utility in Nero in the past, and it worked well.

               

              Good luck,

               

              Hunt