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This is definitely not the way I would like to approach this problem. What I actually have are 8 different videos on 1 DVD so I do have the ProRes422.mov files for each of the 8 videos. Our client wants a fully functional menu so they can either play all the videos together or each individual clip in a digital file that they can play off of iPads and/or laptops for their sales people. I just don’t know how to accomplish that objective.
I should have been more specific so I apologize for my generalization of the problem. It is a project that we created so if there another way to create this without actually creating a DVD that would be a better possibility.
Currently I am trying to use Roxio Toast Titanium but have not yet been able to create a single file that acts like a DVD would with menu and such. It just rips each video file individually. I am working on MacPro if that makes a difference with both Final Cut and Adobe 5 available to me.
To follow up on CJ’s question, I have to convert our HD to SD 4:3 for television. I am trying to use previously written .mov files and letterbox to fit 4:3 in Compressor. Is that a possibility without squishing the image. Having a tough time finding the correct settings?
So, I ended up having to cut my project in half and write a dot mov for each half and then compress each half. Little bit of a pain in the rear but it looks decent enough. Not ideal for my liking but the producer doesn’t mind. I would like to know why I was getting that problem. My thought is that compressor had issues breaking down the information with the bright colors, dark shadows and the sun light coming through the trees. Any of that make sense?
Thank you very much for your help. I’m compressing a video right now and we’ll see how it turns out. Appreciate all your help.
Shoot in HD and to be honest, I think I have this project with the wrong sequence settings. Usually, I’m in ProRes 422. Oops. I used Program Stream MPEG-2 setting in Compressor and at first used the default settings. Junkie. Then I increased the Rate Conversion from fast to better and the Deinterlace from fast to better as well. This produced a better picture for sure but certainly not beautiful. The station approved of the test vids I sent so maybe I’m just being overly critical.
Would increasing my bitrate range give me a quantitative improvement of picture quality. Obviously, I’d like to see a noticed improvement compared to the amount of time it would take to compress.
Thanks for all your help as well. I just became a member of the community recently and this is a great resource to have.