vid compressor

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dida
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hello guys~im newbie here...
im using sony dvdcamcoder...edit it in premeire...and decide to make a dvd movie. but then i just dont know what is the suitable video compressor that i should use when export the movie which can still maintain the quality of my vid...
mayb u guys can giv ur suggestion..tq

Michael.Bradshaw
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what version of premiere do you have and what program are you using to burn to dvd.

Dvd's have to use mpeg2 but you can either allow the dvd softwware to convert from whatever you "feed" it or else export from premiere in Mpeg2. You do have to use certain settings to be compatible with the dvd format. Exporting from premiere in mpeg2 will save you time as the dvd software does not have to transcode the video into the right format.

M.

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dida
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im using premiere pro and burn to dvd using nero express.
oh using mpeg2?

Michael.Bradshaw
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I'm just new to premiere pro so may not be completely right.

How long is you final video? Are you ntsc or pal and 4:3 or 16:9?

Use the adobe media encoder and select mpeg2 dvd.

If it's a short video you can pick the highest bit rate which means higher quality. Pick one that matches the footage you have taken. So if your footage is 4:3 ntsc then pick something like ntsc dv high quality 4:3 7Mbps

If your film is too long and will not fir onto a single dvd you will have to pick a lower bit rate like 6Mpbs or 4Mbps.

Let me know how you get on, hope that helps.

M.

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dida
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the final video is around 2 hours.
im using pal but not sure 4:3 or 16:9. how to know yeah?

Michael.Bradshaw
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4:3 and 16:9 is the ratio of the size of the screen. Does your footage look square or wide? 16:9 is widescreen and 4:3 is standard.

http://www.videohelp.com/calc.htm

this link allows you to calculate the bit rate for a given length of video and file type. In your case Mpeg2 (dvd)

I would encode it at 4Mbps to allow some extra room for menus and dvd data.

Michael.

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dida
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ohh...emm i think mine is 4:3...
emm how bout the 2 pass, 1 pass...what's the different?

Michael.Bradshaw
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http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/terms/multipass.cfm

This gives a bit of explanation for the differences. My understanding is 2-pass is more efficient as it can determine the mininum quality acceptable in each frame. Having done one pass of the video it knows what is coming up and whether it needs to be conservative with disc space, (and therefore keep a low bit rate) or if it can afford to increase quality at that particular point.

2-pass encoding does take longer as it goes round twice but is more efficient with space. If you were burning a dvd with plenty of room to spare i wouldn't bother with 2-pass because you can afford to use high quality without worrying about running out of space on the disc.

M.

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Michael.Bradshaw
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I also recommend that you buy a few rewritable dvds when experimenting with settings. That way if you mess it up you can just rewrite over the disc instead of wasting a lot of dvd-rs It does take a bit longer to burn them though and some people prefer just to use cheap disc til they get it right.

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dida
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ic ic... tq so much michael!
so much info i learn hehe..
im export my video now... i'll tell the result tomorrow ;)

Michael.Bradshaw
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No problem, glad I was able to help. A lot of people have helped me here and it's good to be able to contribute too.

M.

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dida
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yeah done! but now how to burn it. cos the vid n audio file are separeted. im using nero express..usually click at add video file..but how about the audio file?
hope can help me

Michael.Bradshaw
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i Have never used nero to burn but i imagine it would have some way to add the audio track. Either that or render the mpeg2 out again using the mpeg2 preset instead of the dvd. The only difference is that the mpeg2 (without dvd before the name) keeps audio and video in one file.

M.

I will try and figure out how to add audio with nero, but maybe someone will beat me to it.

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