the art of encoding & transcoding at

Go Back   DV Info Net > Cross-Platform Post Production Solutions > Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Creative Suite
All about the world of Adobe Premiere and its associated plug-ins.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 10th, 2008, 05:22 AM   #1
New Boot
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bali - Indonesia
Posts: 5
the art of encoding & transcoding

Hi everyone,

I read a lot of your posts here on the forums and often thought how lucky I am that I dont have (m)any of the many problems ppl here are facing. But today my luck changed. :(
I just finished editing a large corporate profile video , which looked all nice in PP CS3. Spent over 10 days of editing , color correcting , tweaking , etc...

I am learning the hard way the real 'art' seems to be in the encoding / transcoding. As long as I look on the encoded DVD on my computer using various DVD players (windows media player and some others) all is more or less fine. But once I bring my DVD and put it on my TV oh my god..... From bad colors, to flickering, jagged lines I seem to have any possible problem there is. Now let me describe:

I am in the PAL world and the video was all shot with a Canon XhA1. All went very well and I more than happy with what I see inside Premiere. For what its worth I am also using CineForm Prospect 2K - which I love by the way...

First I simply exported using the 'Prepare for Encore...' all automatic feature... which I alrd anticipated will not work that well. But how bad it really is was beyond my worst nightmares... I am surprised how such a fine product like Premiere Pro CS3 even would allow one to create such bad output. But anyway... So I started digging for information and I followed the workflow as suggested on the CineForm website for creating a DVD.

I alrd thought my problems will be solved and I will have a nice and relaxed weekend ahead of me... How wrong I have been.... :(

After following the steps suggested by CineForm I took the resulting file into Encore and did the rest there. Honestly I dont understand much about Encore (yet) and did not much fiddling around there. I used PAL DV High Quality 8MB CBR 1 Pass.. which, from what I have been told, is the thing to do.

Well, things got better but still very, very , very far from what I would consider satisfactory... still flickering and specially on sequences which have lots of movement things are really , really bad...

Then I made a few calls and was told to use Canopus ProCoder 3 coz as per what I have been told ProCoder output should be superior to Encore...

But it was not.
Besides writing this post I am also reading all sorts of manuals , various forums on the Internet. And what I learned so far is that this entire encoding / transcoding world a whole new 'can of worms'...

Any cure for me ?

It amazes me that despite all the sophistication we have in the world of video that there is no simple : 'make a nice looking DVD' from my high quality HDV video...
Am I asking for too much here ? Is the gild of video professionals guarding a holy grail of knowledge here ???
Am I asking for too much ?

Thx. for reading and thx in advance to all who will hopefully respond to this...

D! (Dominik)
Dominik Vanyi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 10th, 2008, 06:30 AM   #2
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Posts: 1,666
Flickering when there is movement suggests your field order is reversed - have you tried flipping it the other way? All the tools you mention have an option to do that...
Graham Hickling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2008, 12:39 PM   #3
Regular Crew
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beer Sheva
Posts: 54
I use PC2 and wxport CBR 8000 BitRate
the import to Encore, works just fine looks great on DVD
Asaf Benatia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2008, 12:51 PM   #4
Regular Crew
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mount Pleasant, MI
Posts: 177
Delete this post.

Last edited by Devin Termini; May 3rd, 2008 at 12:53 PM. Reason: Delete
Devin Termini is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

Omega Broadcast
(512) 251-7778
Austin, TX

(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

(800) 238-8480
Glendale, CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Cross-Platform Post Production Solutions > Adobe Creative Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:31 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2015 The Digital Video Information Network