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Ken Ramsauer
Test Previewing in Quicktime before sending to Encore
on Jun 22, 2018 at 3:53:03 am

I have been experimenting with short clip exports (8min long) to see which looks better before sending them to Encore. I view with my Mac's default Quicktime Player and currently I am previewing .mp4 and .mpeg comparison tests.

Can Quicktime be used as a good preview to help judge what I am doing before sending the work on or do I need something else to view by? I am using a 5k monitor but to me Quicktime has never been dazzling for anything.

I hope I don't miss the best one due to the fact that Quicktime could not play back the file as well as it might have been created.


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Jeff Pulera
Re: Test Previewing in Quicktime before sending to Encore
on Jul 2, 2018 at 8:01:24 pm

Hi Ken,

Not sure what you mean by previewing before Encore. Are you editing in Premiere? If so, then the proper workflow is to export as MPEG-2 DVD format, using one of the available presets such as NTSC DV Widescreeen Progressive. This special flavor of MPEG-2 is the ONLY thing that can ever be on a Video DVD in the end - if you supply any other format to Encore, it will simply transcode to MPEG-2 anyway.

Thanks

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers


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