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Steve Kuebler
Output for production
on Mar 13, 2009 at 11:34:38 pm

Hi Guys
first of all many thanks for the great information resource over the last few years.
I have hit the wall for a large animation job I’m currently working on.
I basically need to show 20 minutes of high quality (1920x1080) edited animation. That will be outputted to Blu-ray disc.
As primarily a graphic designer for my small home business, I know next to nothing of DVD/ Blue Ray production. I have purchased CS4 Master and tried many methods to get a better output but alas been unsuccessfully. Time to ask the professionals.
The following is the procedure I have undertaken

1. From 3ds max = .AVI uncompressed 1920x1080 @25fps
2. Adobe Media Encoder = converted to mpeg2 blueray (1920x1080) .m2v
3. Video edit in Premier Pro CS4
2. Rendered out using Adobe Media Encoder = mpeg2 blueray (1920x1080) .m2v
Quality is average at best

Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated as I have already blown countless hours on trouble shooting and research
Thanks very much for your time

Steve Kuebler
Arcane Media
Mission Beach Queensland Australia

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mike velte
Re: Output for production
on Mar 14, 2009 at 6:45:24 pm

Quality is largely determined by bitrate. The more bits in every second of video results in better quality.
2 limits constrain bitrate; the capacity of the disc (25 GB) and the Blu-ray specs of 29.4 mbps. If your movie is long enough to constrain the bitrate much, switch to H264 (for Blu-ray) as the codec.
Bitrate is a setting in the Adobe Media Encoder.

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Peter Berthet
Re: Output for production
on Mar 17, 2009 at 12:44:58 am

if your creating your blu ray disc using adobe encore, it transcodes raw media into mpeg 2 dynamically based on the available disc space, which generally equates to a higher quality end product

rather than using adobe media encoder BEFORE going into premiere, just import your uncompressed file into premiere and do the work you need to do
then export uncompressed into encore and have it build the disc for you

the end result will be better than if youve double handled mpeg2

~Peter Berthet
Sydney, Australia

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Steve Kuebler
Re: Output for production
on Mar 17, 2009 at 7:48:29 am

Thank you kindly Mike and Peter for your prompt response. If you’re ever up the far north (AUS) I’ll buy you a beer.

I guess the best bet is to buy a larger HDD.

Do you recommend the LG GGW-H20L Blu-ray burner, does it have any major floors?

In your experience in video editing/rendering, is ready boost a viable option... does it make a noticeable difference?

And on another topic (sorry) but has anyone had difficulty with divx 7 pro?
The encoder seems temperamental, only the supplied ‘divx converter’ software seems to work for me. For some reason the website’s support page will not display.

Thanks again for your time... you're Kings amongst men.

Steve Kuebler
Arcane Media
Mission Beach Queensland Australia

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