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Dan LaCloche
Creating Transport Streams in Episode Pro?
on Jan 16, 2012 at 4:33:27 pm

I currently have Episode 6 and was thinking about upgrading to Episode Pro because I got my first ever request for a video as a Transport Stream. My client has a video system called FloodGate that uses a QAM interface. The video will be displayed on HD screens, so I assume my video needs to be 1920 x 1080.
1. What does everyone think about Episode Pro (worth the $$)?
2. Is there a simple encoder template already setup for this type of output?

I noticed a few mentions of Episode Pro when I searched, but was hoping that someone could help with my specific situation.

Thanks...

Thanks.


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Craig Seeman
Re: Creating Transport Streams in Episode Pro?
on Jan 16, 2012 at 5:06:40 pm

Unfortunately I don't know whether you're on Windows or Mac. Episode is crossplatform.

Apple Compressor creates Transport Streams but is very limited (IMHO) as a professional tool.
Episode Pro is much more advanced. There are Transport Stream templates.
You really need to know the specs as it's conceivable you may have to modify templates.



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Dan LaCloche
Re: Creating Transport Streams in Episode Pro?
on Jan 16, 2012 at 5:13:30 pm

Sorry, I forgot to say--I'm on a Mac.
All the specs I got were these:
• Unencrypted (in-the-clear)
• HD or SD
• MPEG2 or MPEG4-AVC (TV or STB must support chosen format)
• AC3 audio (or any audio supported by the TV or STB)
• Less than 500 MB (MegaBytes) in size
• Constant BitRate (CBR) is preferred over Variable BitRate (VBR)
• Container must be a valid MPEG-2 Single Program Transport Stream (SPTS)

Recommend bitrates:
• <6Mbps for MPEG2 SD
• <12Mbps for MPEG2 HD
• <6Mbps for MPEG4-AVC (HD or SD)

As I mentioned, I'm new to this type of output, but do these specs seem reasonable? I'd be interested to see how compressed my motion graphics will look with these specs.

Thanks.


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