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William Carr
H264 to PR to DVD? Or MPEG to MPEG is Good?
on Nov 19, 2013 at 10:15:53 pm

A client is asking me this: should they transcode their H264 720 version of a film I cut for them directly to MPEG2 in order to burn a DVD-- or-- first transcode to ProRes, then to MPEG2?

Their reasoning is, going from MPEG to MPEG can produce icky issues in the more dense and atmospheric scenes, as opposed to making a wonderful clean intra-frame ProRes which looks great, and working off that.

Yes, I know they can simply test it both ways, but is there a logical reasoning to support the intermediate step idea, of "starting from" a good-looking intra-frame file?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: H264 to PR to DVD? Or MPEG to MPEG is Good?
on Nov 19, 2013 at 10:31:46 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Nov 19, 2013 at 10:32:10 pm

Since you cut the project, why don't you do the compression for DVD authoring? Is there something that won't let that happen?

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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John Fishback
Re: H264 to PR to DVD? Or MPEG to MPEG is Good?
on Nov 19, 2013 at 10:32:53 pm

Do you still have the master? What's its format?

John

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William Carr
Re: H264 to PR to DVD? Or MPEG to MPEG is Good?
on Nov 19, 2013 at 10:37:31 pm

Sorry! I forgot to mention the client is in Europe in a place with very limited access to internet bandwidth, on a very tight time frame and without local expertise. But they do have a Mac with FCP7.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: H264 to PR to DVD? Or MPEG to MPEG is Good?
on Nov 20, 2013 at 2:18:02 am

I can think of only one benefit that would come from transcoding before re-encoding: it would take more time.

Now, if they change their minds and want to edit before they encode, that's a different story: then you transcode.

Clients changing their minds.... when has that ever happened?

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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William Carr
Re: H264 to PR to DVD? Or MPEG to MPEG is Good?
on Nov 20, 2013 at 3:09:31 am

I'd definitely take care of all of that for them usually, but they are on the road.

Thanks for the confirmation that no benefit is to be derived from an intra-frame interim step.


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Rafael Amador
Re: H264 to PR to DVD? Or MPEG to MPEG is Good?
on Nov 20, 2013 at 6:45:28 am

If there is not reediting or effects/graphics, to apply, there is not need to transcode to Prores.
Convert the H264 directly to MPEG2.
rafael


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William Carr
Re: H264 to PR to DVD? Or MPEG to MPEG is Good?
on Nov 20, 2013 at 3:24:10 pm

No there's no added elements, just a straight conversion. Thank you, could not figure out if interframe-to-interframe loses anything in a conversion.


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