11 Replies Latest reply on Apr 13, 2010 6:40 AM by Brandalarm

    HD Export Settings?

    sneedbreedley Level 1

      My video is 1080p, 30fps. After editing in CS4, I'm exporting via Adobe Media Encoder to make a blu-ray DVD. Using H.264 I want to export with 1440x1080p 30fps (or 29.97 fps) but that choice is unavailable. Do I use:

      1440x1080i 29.97 HQ

      1440x1080p 23.97 HQ

      HDTV 1440x1080i 29.97 HQ

      HDTV 1440x1080p 23.97 HQ

      And what does the HDTV prefix mean?

        • 1. Re: HD Export Settings?
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          First make clear what you want, a BRD or a DVD. They are mutually exclusive.

          • 2. Re: HD Export Settings?
            sneedbreedley Level 1

            As my post clearly states, a blu-ray DVD.

            • 3. Re: HD Export Settings?
              Curt Wrigley Level 4

              There is no such thing as a bluray DVD.   There are bluray disks and there are DVDs

               

              Im assuming you want a bluray disk since you are specifying hd frame sizes

               

              sneedbreedley wrote:

               

               

              Using H.264 I want to export with 1440x1080p 30fps (or 29.97 fps) but that choice is unavailable. Do I use:

              1440x1080i 29.97 HQ

              1440x1080p 23.97 HQ

              HDTV 1440x1080i 29.97 HQ

              HDTV 1440x1080p 23.97 HQ

               

              I do not know why they dont have a 1440x1080p preset.   But you can make one.

               

              Choose 1440x1080p 23.97hq and then in the video section change the frame rate from 23.97 to 29.97.  You can save this as your own preset then if you like

               

              sneedbreedley wrote:

               

              And what does the HDTV prefix mean?

              HDV is normally 1440x1080.   So they are just designating full hd frame size as HDTV  (The HDTV presets are 1920x1080 unless specified otherwise)

               

              Edit:  Out of curiosity I checked the list for the MPG2 Bluray presets (Bluray may be encoded as mpg2 or h.264; h.264 being the more effecient)  and see that the 1440x1080p 29.97 preset is there for that list of mpg2 bluray presets.   So, when they made the h.264 presets I suspect someone just skipped it by mistake.)

              • 4. Re: HD Export Settings?
                sneedbreedley Level 1

                Thanks, and thanks for the explanation of blu-ray discs. Now, if HDTV refers to 1920x1080, why do they list the two HDTV options as 1440x1080, just like the non-HDTV options?

                • 5. Re: HD Export Settings?
                  Harm Millaard Level 7
                  As my post clearly states, a blu-ray DVD.

                   

                  Yeah, like a Boeing 767 bicycle....

                  • 6. Re: HD Export Settings?
                    Curt Wrigley Level 4

                    sneedbreedley wrote:

                     

                    Thanks, and thanks for the explanation of blu-ray discs. Now, if HDTV refers to 1920x1080, why do they list the two HDTV options as 1440x1080, just like the non-HDTV options?

                    I dont know.  They had to group them somehow.   You can save them as your own presets with names that make sense to you if you like.

                    • 7. Re: HD Export Settings?
                      sneedbreedley Level 1

                      Since I don't know how to insert a quote, I have to cut and paste the following statement:

                      "Choose 1440x1080p 23.97hq and then in the video section change the frame rate from 23.97 to 29.97".

                      I tried this, but as soon as I change 23.97 to 29.97 it now says I have to choose the field order: Upper or Lower, meaning it is no longer progressive.

                      • 8. Re: HD Export Settings?
                        Curt Wrigley Level 4

                        My bad. I forgot that Bluray does not support 30P.  It is part of the Bluray spec.  And looking back at the MPG2-Bluray presets, they too do not do 30P; I was seeing the 23.97 as 29.7..  My mistake.

                         

                        So; the Bluray presets for 30p arent there and dont allow you to make one because bluray doesnt allow it.

                         

                        Use the 29.97 i preset

                        • 9. Re: HD Export Settings?
                          sneedbreedley Level 1

                          Are you sure?? So why am I shooting in 1080p? Why am I editing in 1080p? Should I do everything in 1080i? What am I losing?

                          • 10. Re: HD Export Settings?
                            Curt Wrigley Level 4

                            Yes.   The Bluray spec does not support 30p.   But 60i played back by blueray is close to the same thing.

                             

                            24P is the preference of the film industry.

                            • 11. Re: HD Export Settings?
                              Brandalarm

                              Harm Millaard wrote:

                               

                              As my post clearly states, a blu-ray DVD.

                               

                              Yeah, like a Boeing 767 bicycle....

                               

                              Hahaha, that one got me tearing...