I have a 4k short rendered out as 4k Quicktime uncompressed 25fps and need to make the best possible Blu-Ray quality. Could anybody tell me what settings I need to transcode to in Encore DVD CS5 please? The Blu-Rays will be played both in PAL and NTSC regions... Thanks in advance for your answers.
blu-ray-spec is 1080i50, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, but 25/50frames wont work in most US-players as I mentioned before.
so you need to do a frame-rate-conversion. I would go to 24p as it is a common workflow.
there are 2 possibilties:
1. converting from 25 to 24fps with the same duration/running time
2. conforming from 25 to 24fps while the film will get 4% slower and longer
you can use AfterEffects to do both ways, but keep in mind that you need to slow down your audio as well if you´ll conform from 25 to 24p.
one good thing is, that you´ve got progressive 4K, so you won´t need to deinterlace the material anyway.
as AE have a good scaling-algorithm you can use it to downscale your 4K to 1080 as well. another possibility is to use MPEG Streamclip (freeware) to do so - just google for it - it´s the swiss knife in every editors toolbox.
Thanks Danny, you're a star!I believe you're in the States... what a pity! I think I would definitely benefit from working with experienced people... I love my job as a VFX artist but as always, experience is the key to success!
Thanks again for all your tips and have a nice day!
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