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Dave Jenkins
EXDCAM EX 1080 30P to Blu-Ray in Encore?
on Oct 31, 2008 at 2:03:16 am

I am compressing my Blu-ray files with compressor. I understand 30P is not supported with blu-ray. I have tried 1080i and 720p and Encore CS4 on the Mac say that all of these files don't meet the BD standard. I am using the 1080 30p file in compressor and transcoding to 720P and 1080I. Any ideas why this isn't working? I just finished a Blu-ray in CS4 with the source coming from XDCAM HD 60i.

Thanks, Dave

Dajen Productions
Santa Barbara, CA
Mac Pro 2.8 Octo - AJA Kona LHe
Huge 1.2 Raid
FCP 6.0.2-OS X 10.5.2-QT 7.4


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David Burch
Re: EXDCAM EX 1080 30P to Blu-Ray in Encore?
on Oct 31, 2008 at 3:49:08 am

How are you compressing the footage? Are you using MPEG-2 or H.264? Or are you simply letting Encore do the compression for you? If possible, I would recommend using a program such as Compressor or MPEG StreamClip (if you are on a Mac) to do your compression before importing the assets into Encore. Just be aware that Encore doesn't like the H.264 clips that compressor makes, so the only way to make a Blu Ray-compliant clip with that program is by making an MPEG-2 For Blu Ray. Here's a link to a video tutorial on how to do that:

http://www.mefeedia.com/entry/macbreak-165-macbreak-blu-ray-encoding-in-com...




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Dave Jenkins
Re: EXDCAM EX 1080 30P to Blu-Ray in Encore?
on Nov 1, 2008 at 3:22:38 am

MPEG 2 for compressor. I finally got the DVD to work. I went back in FCP and put the 1080P timeline into a pro res hq 1080i timeline, re-exported, ran it through compressor and it worked.

Dajen Productions
Santa Barbara, CA
Mac Pro 2.8 Octo - AJA Kona LHe
Huge 1.2 Raid
FCP 6.0.2-OS X 10.5.2-QT 7.4


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