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dan smith
using 5D footage in the creation of DVDs
on Aug 11, 2010 at 4:54:16 pm

Hi Guys

I wonder how many of you are happy with DVDs created using Compressor and 5D MKii footage? I am for the most part, but my employer has issues with our beautiful films looking rather mangled on DVD.

I have just created a test disk using clips from our 5D, which I transcoded as if for editing, then encoded to mpeg2 at Compressor's highest (6.2mbps) 'off the shelf' DVD setting.

I tested
the original .264 converted to directly DVD
the original .264 converted to prores 422lt (for editing) then to DVD
the original .264 converted to prores 422hq (for editing) then to DVD
the original .264 converted to prores 4444 (for editing) then to DVD
the original .264 converted to uncompressed (10bit 422) then to DVD

They all looked almost exactly the same on a LCD TV and a CRT TV. There are a few compression issues visible.

How does one make a DVD that looks as good as a hollywood movie encode? Am I just asking too much from this camera?

Any of your thoughts would be appreciated.

Many thanks

Dan Smith


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Bob Dix
Re: using 5D footage in the creation of DVDs
on Sep 2, 2010 at 10:40:22 am

Nothing wrong with the 5d Mark II, but, if you go from 1920 x 1080 p to 720 x576 widescreen for a DVD then you will lose quality.

In Premiere Pro set the DVD Quality to high at 5 in the edit box and do a VBR 2 pass, the result we get is pretty good. ie., using the Adobe Media Main Concept Encoder built into the software.

Freelance Imaging & Video
AUSTRALIA


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Bob Dix
Re: using 5D footage in the creation of DVDs
on Sep 2, 2010 at 10:48:25 am

May be best to change the H264mov codec to Microsoft avi , uncompressed and retain the quality, then Export to Movie off the timelineor direct to DVD, it works very well this end.

Freelance Imaging & Video
AUSTRALIA


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dan smith
Re: using 5D footage in the creation of DVDs
on Sep 3, 2010 at 1:57:43 pm

Thanks Bob

We use apple software here. But I just bought a blu-ray writer and since apple doesnt support blu-ray (!) i'm going to give the premier/encore cs5 demo a spin.

Maybe as well as lovelly 264 blu-rays Encore can help me with better 5d mkII DVDs! I belive cs5 is 'canon-aware'

thanks

Dan


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Todd Terry
Re: using 5D footage in the creation of DVDs
on Sep 3, 2010 at 2:25:08 pm

[dan smith] "I belive cs5 is 'canon-aware'"

I can't really speak to CS5 firsthand, but I'm sure it will work.

CS3 and CS4 handle Canon DSLR footage just fine here.

T2

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Bob Dix
Re: using 5D footage in the creation of DVDs
on Sep 3, 2010 at 10:15:03 pm

Ok,

I do not think the trial version allows you to run High definition ?
Regards

Freelance Imaging & Video
AUSTRALIA


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