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audiovideo
Episode vs ProCoder vs Comp.3 vs MainConcept MacEncoder
on Jun 13, 2007 at 12:21:26 pm

Ok, probably this is the millionth time it's been asked, but for the best encoding results for DV footage going to DVD...which encoder is a clearcut winner: Episode, ProCoder, Compressor 3, or MacEncoder. And whichever one "is" the winner...give me your best-guess-estimate of "how much above the others" is it a winner. Thanks!


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Danny2007
Re: Episode vs ProCoder vs Comp.3 vs MainConcept MacEncoder
on Jun 13, 2007 at 3:38:36 pm

Procoder set to 'mastering' mode is head and shoulders above the rest. It offers very high quality along with blistering speed.
I'd give it a 9 out of 10, the others between 6 and 7 out of 10

It's a London thing.


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audiovideo
Re: Episode vs ProCoder vs Comp.3 vs MainConcept MacEncoder
on Jun 13, 2007 at 10:24:43 pm

Thank you, Danny2007.

Question: I see you are a MAC user...and I believe ProCoder is a PC program. Will "Parallel" on a MAC handle the PC software?


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Rich Rubasch
Re: Episode vs ProCoder vs Comp.3 vs MainConcept MacEncoder
on Jun 14, 2007 at 12:59:04 am

BitVice is darn good too...high and low bitrates.

Rich Rubasch
Tilt Media


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epontius
Re: Episode vs ProCoder vs Comp.3 vs MainConcept MacEncoder
on Jun 14, 2007 at 4:02:32 am

Ben answered that question a couple of threads down in the "best quality DVD compression" thread.

Erik



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Ben Waggoner
Re: Episode vs ProCoder vs Comp.3 vs MainConcept MacEncoder
on Jun 14, 2007 at 2:48:08 pm

Yep, I'm still with ProCoder as my go-to tool. That said, I haven't tested the MPEG-2 output of Episode or BitVice that recently.

My compression blog: http://on10.net/blogs/benwagg/

My compression class at Stanford: http://digitalmediaacademy.org/courses/video-compression-training.html


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Danny2007
Re: Episode vs ProCoder vs Comp.3 vs MainConcept MacEncoder
on Jun 14, 2007 at 6:48:08 am

In fact I'm a Mac user, not a MAC user (sorry but I can't understand why so many people want to capitalise 'Mac'!), but I also run a PC. However I've used Procoder under both Crossover and bootcamp, not Parallels and it works fine.


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