I have a program edited for Broadcast done in DVCPROHD 1080i. I also need to make a DVD for a presentation. How should I export the timeline to burn a DVD in I DVD and maintain as much quality as possible? I know it won't still be HD but any advice as to how to get the best results would be appreciated.
I'm using Media 100 Suite 2.0.1 and I have Adobe Media Encoder and Compressor if need be.
The topic You should be interested here is scaling and file-based
DVD-coding itself is not the problem, since You could
get the very best coder in the industry for an affordable price: http://www.cinemacraft.com/en/ccemp.html
Scaling frequently comes up in the forums; the bad answer:
There is not a single good software standards converter out there.
Well, there is Amberfin, but their's iCR standards converter costs $$.$$$.- http://www.amberfin.com/products/icr-standards-converter
It offers the very best scaling because it's based upon the Snell&Wilcox HW converters...
But for the rest of us there is no easy way for file-based standards conversion! At least not with acceptable quality. It's a shame!
So the fastest way would be:
- simply use Adobe ME for scaling and encoding
- put the MPEG2 quality specs to the max (two pass VBR)
- process in 32bit float precision and with maximum render quality
Do NOT de-interlace. AME's de-interlacing is a catastrophe.
for the best affordable quality:
- use your Matrox or AJA I/O HW, better a BMD Teranex for scaling HD to SD
(requires 2nd capture/playout device like computer / deck / recorder;
We actually do have excellent scalers in our I/O-HWs but aren't able to use them file-based!...)
- re-capture SD uncompressed 10bit
- encode in Apple Compressor using the CCEmp plugin
P.S.: Please does anyone have an idea why file-based high quality standards conversion
is still not available to the rest of us?