compression work around that saves time?
by Andrea Spagat on Apr 24, 2012 at 7:52:09 pm
I'm compressing short videos that I will import into a DVDSP project. I outputted the videos as HighRes 422 HQ from FCP.
In an an earlier test run of the DVD project I accidentally outputted only the mpeg video, and not the audio. In order to avoid going back into Compressor and outputting again, I tried importing the HighRes video into DVDSP so that I could use the audio track.
I used mpeg video from the Compressor output and audio from the HighRes FCP output. Put both on same track. I burned the DVD and it totally worked! Was able to play the resulting DVD using my macbook and the random TV dvd player we have at our office.
Now, I am compressing all 6 videos that ultimately need to go onto the DVD. And, it's taking a very, very long time on my very old macbookpro.
Question: does anybody have experience with the work-around I happened upon? Will I get myself into unanticipated problems if I do this with all my videos in order to save time?
BTW - thanks for the forum. First time asking a question, but that test DVD was the first one ever with DVDSP. Only able to produce it because of all the amazing information I was able to google whenever I got stuck - over, and over, and over again.
Re: compression work around that saves time? by Juan Manuel on Apr 26, 2012 at 7:00:24 pm
Your 422HQ video has uncompressed audio, which can be used for a dvd as uncompressed stereo audio is part of the dvd specification. You won't be able to use the video for the dvd, though. There isn't much of a workaround, you'll need mpeg-2 video for the dvd and encoding it will take time. You can choose to make a 1 pass VBR or a CBR encoding, which will be faster, but you'll loose some quality. Also, you don't need to output 422HQ to make a DVD. When you send your Final Cut sequence to compressor, you can choose to make the mpeg2 file instead.