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  • Fri, Sep 16 2011 5:27 AM

    DVD Solution for Mac

    Hello

    Please suggest the best workflow for a DVD production. We have Mac stations and AvidMC suites with AvidDVD.

    We are recently cutting HDV/1080i, shot with Sony cameras.

    Thanks.

     

     

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  • Fri, Sep 16 2011 5:53 AM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: DVD Solution for Mac

    Bitvice is my preference for DVD encodings on the Mac side, actually one of my main reasons to get me a Mac once upon ..

    Where and how do you have Avid Dvd installed, Bootcamp ?

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  • Fri, Sep 16 2011 5:57 AM In reply to

    Re: DVD Solution for Mac

    Thanks, BitVice looks cool. I was thinking of the actual DVDauthoring solution that will work smoothly with AvidMC.

    For encoders, I aso use Squeeze that came with the kit, and the good old MPEGstreamclip.

    I have not installed AvidDVD yet. Although, I have a virtual WindowsXP running via VirtualBox.

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  • Fri, Sep 16 2011 6:44 AM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: DVD Solution for Mac

    As you have Avid Dvd on XP I would suggest not using the latest version 6.1.1 , it will work less good with preencoded files than 6.1.

    What happens is that the calculator in 6.1.1 is faulty, you will need to have the preencoded files to be only 70 - 75 % to not be reencoded.

    As you are investigating workflows now, take a look at TAW 4, cost 60 - 80 dollars and can also create BD projects with Popup menus, runs well under Parallels ...

    You have just got my own workflow described ....

     

    edited ...  and about Squeeze, my experience is that it can do everything well with the exception for interlaced Dvd files, Bitvice is the only application I know of that can handle both downscaling of HD to SD and take care of the individual interlaced fields in a nice way, field by field without blending them together

     

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    Tomas 

     

  • Sat, Sep 17 2011 6:37 PM In reply to

    Re: DVD Solution for Mac

    Two Mac-based solutions would be Compressor for $50 (if you're willing to sacrifice some control over the final product) or Adobe Encore. As far as I'm aware, this is bundled with Premiere and is not available for purchase separately.

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