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Llewelyn Roderick
I need to encode 1700 hours of betaSP to MPEG2 - solution?
on Mar 9, 2009 at 8:47:21 pm

Dear Cows

I'm cross-posting this one, so excuse me if you run into it elsewhere on the cow.

I need to capture and encode 1700 betaSP hours of footage to MPEG2 for IPTV usage. I need to QC every encode and also run the tapes/encodes through a software based QAR process.

I'm a mac based boutique post company and need some SERIOUS help here. The client has asked for all tapes to be encoded via Digital Rapids hardware encoding, which from my research will not run on mac.

What are alternatives? Anybody out there have a setup/solution/workflow they would care to share?

Many thanks.

Llewelyn

Llewelyn @ Fireworks
HD for indies post production
http://www.fireworksfilms.co.za


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eric pautsch
Re: I need to encode 1700 hours of betaSP to MPEG2 - solution?
on Mar 9, 2009 at 9:09:45 pm

Optibase as a hardware encoder for the Mac. You're fairly limited here. But why use a mac? PCs are cheap and you still have to purchase the encoder.



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Llewelyn Roderick
Re: I need to encode 1700 hours of betaSP to MPEG2 - solution?
on Mar 9, 2009 at 9:21:09 pm

Thanks for the lead Eric,

The call I have to make is to upscale my operations and I'd like to stay in mac territory if I can help it. Introducing PC's seems like an added level of complexity and management which I'd like to avoid if I can. On the other hand, perhaps some of the pro's out there can weigh in on running post-facilities with both pc's and macs.
cheers
Llewelyn


Llewelyn @ Fireworks
HD for indies post production
http://www.fireworksfilms.co.za


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