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Jeff GreenbergRe: Quality issues with animation using Compressor in creation of SD DVD
by on Mar 15, 2011 at 1:19:45 am

[Linda Chirrey] "If someone out there is routinely doing this and can recommend some appropriate settings"
Not with your exact footage.

I think what's killing you is the export. You're either exporting via ProRes (decent) or XDCAM.

Some thoughts:
First, don't export. Use 'send to.' Exporting is forcing a render (first) and compression and THEN it goes to SD DVD. Just use the send to compressor choice.
Second: why not take 30-40 sec of the animation and process it (rather than the whole piece.) If you get that working...everyrthing else is secondary.
Third: go out of TBS as ProRes4444 or animation; both will produce giant files (that dont' play so great) but will be closer to uncompressed.

Keep logs of what you do. Try those three. Also, tell us what settings you're using in Compressor. One thing that will make a difference (but make the compression MUCH longer) is to change the compressor frame controls to improve the downconversion. Turn them on, change the resize to 'best' and the deinterlace to "Best". Increase the anti-alias and the Details level.

By running 30 sec through (multiple times, multiple setups and settings) you can preview the results for much longer files.

Best,

Jeff G

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