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marina zurkow
best Blu Ray Compression for animation project?
on Nov 26, 2008 at 3:53:40 pm

I'm about to make Blu Ray disc versions of my animation works.
They are very clean-looking - and begin as computer-generated content in Flash and After Effects.
What is the best compression to use, and where should I originate it - in After Effects, or in an external program like Quicktime?

My work tends to look best using Animation / best / millions
and MPEG4 best at a high bitrate.
H264 has done weird things to the colors, and MPEG at lower compression starts to create artifacts around the clean edges.

Thanks.


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Daniel Low
Re: best Blu Ray Compression for animation project?
on Nov 26, 2008 at 4:05:02 pm

Personally I'd use After Effects and use either the Animation codec or probably a better choice would be the PhotoJPEG codec set to 100% quality.

Of course much will depend on what your Blu Ray authoring package or facility accepts.

Ultimately it will be converted to H.264 or VC-1 or MPEG-2




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marina zurkow
Re: best Blu Ray Compression for animation project?
on Nov 27, 2008 at 12:45:52 am

Thanks!
the La Cie burner shipped with Toast Titanium 8; does this automatically set the codec and convert whatever format I input?
With discs so costly, I think people HAVE to set out armed with some knowledge before they start trial and error!





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Daniel Low
Re: best Blu Ray Compression for animation project?
on Nov 27, 2008 at 7:48:53 am

"does this automatically set the codec and convert whatever format I input? "

No, you'll need and application like compressor or Episode to create compatible files. As this is such a complex subject I suggest you invest in some training or spend some serious time with Google!



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marina zurkow
Re: best Blu Ray Compression for animation project?
on Dec 4, 2008 at 3:15:55 pm

where does one find serious training in blu-ray disc burning?

I see in after effects CS3, export settings for both H264 Blu-ray and MPG2 Blu-Ray

Has anyone tried this?






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Daniel Low
Re: best Blu Ray Compression for animation project?
on Dec 4, 2008 at 4:07:44 pm

I think first of all you need to understand the difference between making video and audio files suitable for Blu-Ray and authoring the Blu-ray disc itself, just as in the world of DVD production.

Have a look here for training:

http://www.blurayvt.com/mainPortal.php?page=home

http://www.moviola.com/node/637



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marina zurkow
Re: best Blu Ray Compression for animation project?
on Dec 4, 2008 at 5:25:21 pm

many thanks!



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Max Kovalsky
Re: best Blu Ray Compression for animation project?
on Dec 16, 2008 at 7:20:55 pm

Animation compression is VERY difficult. Starting from the fact that very few tools can even create Blu-ray compliant video, even fewer were designed to compress animation. The only two I know of that do a good job are CinemaCraft HD and Sony Blu-code.

Max
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Blu-ray producer
New York
Area4.tv


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Daniel Low
Re: best Blu Ray Compression for animation project?
on Nov 27, 2008 at 4:49:33 pm

By the way, you'll need Toast version 9.0.2 to burn to a Blu-Ray disc. I believe version 8 only supports up to DVD-DL

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