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Andrew Wilson
Blu-Ray project to SD DVD
on Jul 12, 2011 at 6:59:11 pm

I've just finished authoring my first Blu-Ray in Encore from a 1920x1080 QT movie exported from Final Cut.

All the menus and source material is set up at 1920x1080.

Now that it's done, is there an easy way to tell it to create a SD DVD from all that authoring and have it automatically down-covert the menus and source to 720x480?

I would want everything to be letterboxed when played back on a 4:3 screen.

Andrew Wilson
WestView Digital Video & Design
http://www.westviewdigital.com


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Jon Geddes
Re: Blu-Ray project to SD DVD
on Jul 12, 2011 at 9:02:34 pm

There is an easy way. In the build tab, simply select DVD as the output format instead of Blu-ray. Unfortunately this method doesn't yield the best quality results. Your downscaled menus and video will look a little pixelated, and your button highlights will look terrible.

For the best quality, you will want to downscale your menus in Photoshop using the "Bicubic Sharper" algorithm, and you will want to downscale your video in the Adobe Media Encoder with Maximum Render Quality on. If you have a Mercury Playback capable graphics card, you can use Premiere to scale down the video in realtime for even better downscaling quality (as it uses a superior algorithm.

You will then want to start a new project in Encore for the SD version. Sure, this process isn't nearly as fast as simply selecting a different output format in the build tab, but necessary as Adobe has yet to implement a high quality scaling algorithm into Encore.

Jon Geddes
http://www.precomposed.com


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