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Jim Britton
Avid encoding workflow
on Sep 18, 2008 at 6:16:25 pm

Just wondering everyone's thoughts on the best (both speed and quality) encoding workflow from the Avid Media Composer timeline to Mpeg2. Don't have Sorenson squeeze as this is an academic copy of Avid. I'm looking at Procoder 3 or Tmpgenc - client doesn't want to spend the $500 for Sorenson.
Suggested workflow so far:
1) lock edit
2) duplicate sequence
3) mixdown
4) replace sequence with mixdown
5) export qt ref movie
6) qt ref movie through 3rd party encoder

Am I on the right track? What's the best encoder?
I'm a FCP guy, so I don't know all the Avid lingo, so...be nice--:)

Jim



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Daniel Low
Re: Avid encoding workflow
on Sep 18, 2008 at 9:56:50 pm


I'm not totally familiar with the ways of working with Avid but as long as you are ending up with a QT file (by ref or self contained) it should work fine.

Tmpgenc just does MPEG-2 but it's free IIRC

Procoder does everything, including MPEG-2, to a higher quality than Tmpgenc, but it costs

Squeeze is not worth the money IMHO

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Jim Britton
Re: Avid encoding workflow
on Sep 19, 2008 at 2:36:00 pm

Thanks Daniel.
It looks like TMPGEnc 4.0 Xpress does more than MPEG2 - it costs around $100.

Thanks for your help...
Jim



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Daniel Low
Re: Avid encoding workflow
on Sep 19, 2008 at 3:22:03 pm

Indeed, my mistake.

Procoder is still far and away the best out there for the money.




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Bill Nelson
Re: Avid encoding workflow
on Oct 9, 2008 at 3:45:11 pm

Nobody likes BitVice anymore. I LOVE that little app!



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Daniel Low
Re: Avid encoding workflow
on Oct 9, 2008 at 3:50:16 pm

Bitvice is not available for Windows last time I looked.

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Bill Nelson
Re: Avid encoding workflow
on Oct 9, 2008 at 4:39:11 pm

oops! didn't mean to stagger inadvertently onto the Windows forum.



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