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    4 Simple Steps from HD to an SD DVD

    Not everyone wants to author a fully featured DVD with chapter points. menues. subtitles etc.
    Sometimes all that is required is a quick output of a sequence in MC to a DVD with nothing added.
    Here is one workflow which is simple and requires only 4 easy steps.

    Good luck!

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  • Sat, May 23 2009 11:38 AM In reply to

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    Re: 4 Simple Steps from HD to an SD DVD

    Sorry, this tutorial seems not to work on my Imac 24. Nothing shows up. 

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  • Sat, May 23 2009 11:50 AM In reply to

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    Re: 4 Simple Steps from HD to an SD DVD

    Inbetween:
    Sorry, this tutorial seems not to work on my Imac 24. Nothing shows up. 

    Raoul,

    I am sorry, but I have no knowledge of Macintosh systems at all.

    I know that the Tutorial files are in Flash - flv format.

    Adam Kranitz of Avid can almost certainly give you advice on this.
    But the USA is having a long holiday weekend just now and probably won't see your post until Tuesday.

    In the meantime I suggest you post something on the MC -  Mac Forum.
    Give them a link to the Tutorial and ask someone to try it out for you.
    Maybe they can view it and advise you how to proceed.

    Sorry I can't be more helpfull.

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  • Sat, May 23 2009 3:37 PM In reply to

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    Re: 4 Simple Steps from HD to an SD DVD

    Hi Douglas - nice quick workflow - Thanks. One question:

    Why do you select Avid DV Codec and RGB - the HD footage is 701 - does Avid DVD require this step?

    Thanks,

    Steve

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  • Sat, May 23 2009 4:05 PM In reply to

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    Re: 4 Simple Steps from HD to an SD DVD

    I have no idea, Steve! Confused

    Seriously, though, I tried some experiments with the settings

    See

    Link 109  From MC to AvidDVD - A look at the Settings

     

    The RGB gave me more vibrant colours, The Avid DV codec was by force of habit. It doesn:t actually seem to affect it one way or the other...... in the cases I described.

    Good luck,
    Douglas

     

     

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    Re: 4 Simple Steps from HD to an SD DVD

    Thanks, Douglas. I'll experiment with this myself to see the difference. I'd also like to see the difference when using an external encoder like TmpGEnc - sometimes I've noticed the videos looking washed-out and have suspected this was due to a mismatch between color schemes.

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  • Sun, Jun 14 2009 8:42 PM In reply to

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    Re: 4 Simple Steps from HD to an SD DVD

    Are you using Safari as your browser? It only works on my mac with Firefox.

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    Re: 4 Simple Steps from HD to an SD DVD

    I watched it on a PC. It worked fine.

    Thx

    Raoul

     

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    Re: 4 Simple Steps from HD to an SD DVD

    Very imperssive!

     

    Once my file is exported from MC 3.5.4, it goes through a different MPEG encoder and burner.

     

    No doubt you get excellent quality since you begin with HD. The head of OMNI who markets Cinema Craft advised me a couple of weeks ago the HD to SD quality is really excellent.

     

    Thank you for sharing your work with us.

     

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    Re: 4 Simple Steps from HD to an SD DVD

    In order to make a QT Reference, you have tou change the project format to 25i PAL (for europe), even if the footage is 1080i50, otherwise you can't make it.

    Is this correct, or is it some kind of bug? I had the same problem on 3.0.2 and 3.5.4 of AMC on PC.

     

    sometimes, i have some drops in frames which a long dissolve effect takes place, even after the video & audio mixdown procedure. but i solved the problem today. just edited the dissolve effect from 30 frames, to 32 frames, and partially replaced the new video mixdown!

     

    always do some test before long time procedures like this one...

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    Re: 4 Simple Steps from HD to an SD DVD

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    helidon:
    In order to make a QT Reference, you have tou change the project format to 25i PAL (for europe), even if the footage is 1080i50, otherwise you can't make it.

    Is this correct, or is it some kind of bug? I had the same problem on 3.0.2 and 3.5.4 of AMC on PC.

    Hello Helidon, and welcome to the Forum.

    As I am working with NTSC I cannot really give you an answer to that question.

    I would suggest you post this question over on the regular Media Composer - PC forum.
    There are more people looking over there, so you should get an answer I think.

    Good luck,

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    Re: 4 Simple Steps from HD to an SD DVD

    Hello hello!! Big Smile

    As a new member, i'd appreciate any help with some kind of link to an already existing topic.

     

    i've been a little offtopic, i'm sorry.

     

    btw, nice community!

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    Re: 4 Simple Steps from HD to an SD DVD

    Helidon,

    I guess you are meeting the problem with "Long GOPs"
    I have a tutorial where this is described.

    Maybe you can get help from it:

    Link07    HDV and the Long GOP" error - problem and solution

    Good Luck,
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  • Tue, Sep 21 2010 12:23 PM In reply to

    Re: 4 Simple Steps from HD to an SD DVD

    How important is the video mixdown stage? Can I skip it, especially as our timelines tend to just have cuts and not really any effects or transitions?

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    Re: 4 Simple Steps from HD to an SD DVD

    Stephen Montgomery:

    How important is the video mixdown stage? Can I skip it, especially as our timelines tend to just have cuts and not really any effects or transitions?

    Stephen,
    If you are working with HDV on your timeline you will not be able to export it as a QT reference file until you transcode it to some suitable format (e.g. DNxHD). This is regardless of whether you have only cuts or not.

    There are various ways of achieving this.
    Mixdowns have always worked for me, so I haven't really tried any other ways.

    In the latest version of MC5 it is now possible to export from a Long GOP (HDV) timeline.
    However it can entail extra costs in buying additional codecs.
    For the time being I am avoiding this "shortcut".

    When all is said and done I would recommend that you test the possibilities for yourself, and then judge which workflow is best for you.

    There are so many factors involved. So what works for me in a satisfactory way may not be at all acceptable for you.

    Good luck.

    Regards,

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