DVD from dif files

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allan
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Anyone managed to produce Mpeg2 files of good quality from captured dif files and burn to DVD? If so , how and what progs are you doing this with?

JVID
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If you have Premiere 6.5, it has a built-in MPEG2 coder. I take this into Sonic DVDit, author the program, and output to DVD on a Sony DRU-500A. All works well, but I've made a few coasters due to crappy media.
JR

dpalomaki
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Agree that the encoder bundled with Premier 6.5 does a nice job. And double the comment about poor media making coasters. No need to save a few cents here.

Also, I find tht some of the generic (read cheap) CD media I've burned a year or so ago is starting to gice data read errors.

allan
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What make of media is starting to fail??

dpalomaki
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Among DVD-R, some SmartDisk I bought from CompUSA do not work in my DVD players.

Som,e PNY CD media appears to be developing CRC errors in some files after a year or two.

JVID
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Well, so far, for me, cheap is not bad. I paid about $6 for a Memorex DVD-R and got a coaster. It recorded, but when played back on a set-top player (GO-VIDEO), it skipped, jumped and several scenes were missing. I tried a $7 TDK DVD-R with pretty much the same results. I scanned a forum for the Sony recorder and looked at users' comments on what media they were using. The most successes were with DVD-Rs from ALL-MEDIA-OUTLET, and MeritLine. I got a spindel of 25 2x DVD-Rs from A-M-O for a buck each, and I'm 4 for 4 good DVDs with these discs so far. The MeritLines were $1.55 each with cases, but I haven't tried these yet.

A-M-O is at www.allmediaoutlet.com, and MeritLine is at http://store.yahoo.com/meritline/47dvdisgenpu.html

In general, I don't go from DIF files in Premiere to any media. I export the timeline as a movie (AVI), and then go back to FastForward and delete all the clip media files to free up disc space (I don't delete the FF project or thumbnails, so I can come back later and recapture, if necessary).

I then import the AVI into a new AP project, and either play the timeline to my camera to get a DV tape/VHS tape, or export the timeline as an MPEG2 file (AP 6.5), which I then bring into SONIC DVDit SE 2.5 for authoring and burning. Maybe a few extra steps, but I've had good success so far.

On the question of deterioration of older discs, if there are no scratches, dings, or fingerprints on the disc, I'm not sure how the data can deteriorate like a tape might. If cared for, these things ought to last forever.
JR

MGM Solutions
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Please forgive my english since my native language is not this one.
About CD´s and DVD´s deteriorating:
CD´s and DVD´s are garanteed to last for at least 10 years of use. It´s first enemy it´s a fungy that eats or erose the layer where the laser is suposed to reflect the beem (light). So I suggest you all to keep your optical storage media files away from moisture or exeeded heat.
If you have a reading problem then try to copy your data using other CD-ROM (a friend´s computer) beacuse not all optical media readers position their laser in the same spot or angle. This is a good way of rescuing data before is too late.
For any questins my e-mail is mgmsolutions@yahoo.com
Regards

Martin
Computer Science Student
and Video Edittor

quote:Originally posted by JVID:
Well, so far, for me, cheap is not bad. I paid about $6 for a Memorex DVD-R and got a coaster. It recorded, but when played back on a set-top player (GO-VIDEO), it skipped, jumped and several scenes were missing. I tried a $7 TDK DVD-R with pretty much the same results. I scanned a forum for the Sony recorder and looked at users' comments on what media they were using. The most successes were with DVD-Rs from ALL-MEDIA-OUTLET, and MeritLine. I got a spindel of 25 2x DVD-Rs from A-M-O for a buck each, and I'm 4 for 4 good DVDs with these discs so far. The MeritLines were $1.55 each with cases, but I haven't tried these yet.

A-M-O is at www.allmediaoutlet.com, and MeritLine is at http://store.yahoo.com/meritline/47dvdisgenpu.html

In general, I don't go from DIF files in Premiere to any media. I export the timeline as a movie (AVI), and then go back to FastForward and delete all the clip media files to free up disc space (I don't delete the FF project or thumbnails, so I can come back later and recapture, if necessary).

I then import the AVI into a new AP project, and either play the timeline to my camera to get a DV tape/VHS tape, or export the timeline as an MPEG2 file (AP 6.5), which I then bring into SONIC DVDit SE 2.5 for authoring and burning. Maybe a few extra steps, but I've had good success so far.

On the question of deterioration of older discs, if there are no scratches, dings, or fingerprints on the disc, I'm not sure how the data can deteriorate like a tape might. If cared for, these things ought to last forever.
JR