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Praveen Rp
Newbie Authoring Event 3day Footage
on Apr 25, 2009 at 11:55:46 pm

Im working on my first project coming up for a small college graduation, clients wants me to record 3 events. I'll be using GL2's

1st Event roughly 2 hours
2nd Event is 2hours
3Event 2.5
Close to 7hours total of footage

With my limited knowledge of bitrates and compression, is it feasible to create a quality dvd for packaging & selling with all 3 events on 1 disc?

I just have a MacBook Pro with FCP Studio, I think compressing all that would just eat my machine time for days.

Should I just edit down each event separately then go to a duplication studio and have them master it?

Comments & Suggestions greatly appreciated


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eric pautsch
Re: Newbie Authoring Event 3day Footage
on Apr 26, 2009 at 2:36:56 am

The most I ever got onto a dual layer disc with reasonable quality was 5 hours - and this was with an encoder which cost thousands of dollars and a extremely clean source. This will have to be a 2 disc set for sure.



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Michael Sacci
Re: Newbie Authoring Event 3day Footage
on Apr 26, 2009 at 4:55:41 am

I would go to a 3 disc set if you are duplicating these. (3) DVD-Rs are cheaper than (1) DVD+R DL, The case may balance out the cost but it will seem like more of a value, quality will be better. Remember even 2-2.5 hours on a disc is pushing quality, footage from GL2 tends to be grainy.

Remember a DVD DL is not equal to (2) DVD-Rs, it is less. 8.5GB vs 9.4GB. Edit anything you can out of these, most things can be tightened up quite a bit.

Here is the break down on Bitrates if you use ac3 audio.

3.8 Mbps - 270 minutes on a DVD-9
4.3 Mbps - 240 minutes on a DVD-9

4.8 Mbps - 120 minutes on a DVD-5
3.8 Mbps - 150 minutes on a DVD-5

tough to get a very clean encode with compressor at 3.8 Mbps unless you are work with perfectly exposed Dbeta, and even at that it is pushing it.



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Matt Townley
Re: Newbie Authoring Event 3day Footage
on Apr 27, 2009 at 2:45:50 pm

I agree with Michael. Go with a 3-disc "box set." This will keep your video at a higher quality and add perceived value to the people buying it. You may be able to charge more since there are 3 discs instead of "just one."

If you need duplication for your project when you are done, feel free to email me and I can give you a quote.


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