I need to build both a Blu-Ray version and DVD version of a film (complete with menus and bonus features and all that good stuff). I've read that if you build your Blu-Ray, Encore can then scale everything to output to DVD -- has anyone tried this?
I'm curious to know what kind of quality loss would be suffered by going that route (instead of just rebuilding everything at the appropriate size for DVD and reburning).
The results will not be good. Encore (as well as Apple's Compressor) cannot scale HD footage to SD (Standard Definition) and retain professional quality results. I now use CS5.5 and edited my first ever HD project earlier this year. I brought it into Encore and not only were the quality results really bad but it took FOREVER to render. I mean it took all night for this thing to render. I went to bed and woke up and it's still rendering.
I found this method online and you will not be disappointed. The process looks intimidating and a pain but it is many times quicker than letting Adobe do the work. The quality results will be of professional quality.