Latest post Tue, May 22 2012 2:42 PM by Kevin Klimek. 2 replies.
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  • Mon, May 21 2012 9:20 PM

    • mmagbee
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    Export Settings for an HD Sequence to be ultimately be burned to DVD

    Hello All,

    Looking for any pointers here. I need to export an HD sequence out of Avid (PC) in order to put it through Squeeze and ultimately create a DVD.

    The problem is I am running into some time issues here. The sequence is an hour long and exporting a full, uncompressed Quicktime file takes roughly 8 hours. Also, if I use a Quicktime reference file, mixing down the sequence (applying transcodes [footage was shot on the RED and linked in the Avid via AMA] and color correction) takes about 5 to 6 hours. Then when I put the Quicktime reference file through Squeeze, that process takes about 7 hours.

    So, clearly I am in a damned if I do, damned if I don't situation.

    Any suggestions for alternate settings, procedures, etc.?

    Much Thanks!

  • Mon, May 21 2012 10:46 PM In reply to

    • bonang
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    Re: Export Settings for an HD Sequence to be ultimately be burned to DVD

    Qt ref is the way to go, but you've already considered this. Only other path, if your timeline plays out in real time, would be to take the SD downconvert output signal to a real time DVD recorder, like the Sony HDR-HX715 I have, which accepts a component analog signal.


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  • Tue, May 22 2012 2:42 PM In reply to

    Re: Export Settings for an HD Sequence to be ultimately be burned to DVD

    That would be expected.  You have to convert the giant RED files to SD somehow.  It's either going to happen when you transcode or if you process a QT Ref file.

    At least by taking the time to transcode, you also will leave yourself with a self-contained master. 

    Otherwise, live playout is probably the only other way to do this, but playback might not be reliable on an hour-long program.

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