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Old December 7th, 2006, 07:16 PM   #1
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Avid Liquid and 16x9 DVD's

I shoot on the HD100 in 720/24P and I know it works with Liquid for editing, but I have concerns when it comes to dvd burning inside the program.

When I edit on Mac, I use FCP or Xpress Pro then encode through Compressor to a Native 16x9 MPEG-2 file that encodes great in DVD-Studio Pro. The Widescreen file gets flagged on every DVD player correctly and letterboxes on 4x3 sets and doesn't on Native 16x9 sets.

I was wondering if Liquid can burn a Native 16x9 DVD in this same fashion?
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Old December 8th, 2006, 01:28 PM   #2
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When I edit on Mac, I use FCP or Xpress Pro then encode through Compressor to a Native 16x9 MPEG-2 file that encodes great in DVD-Studio Pro. The Widescreen file gets flagged on every DVD player correctly and letterboxes on 4x3 sets and doesn't on Native 16x9 sets.

I was wondering if Liquid can burn a Native 16x9 DVD in this same fashion?
Steve,

Yes it can make a 16:9 NTSC DVD right out of the app.
In fact, it probably works a little faster because Liquid uses Main Profile MPEG 2 as its base editing codec vs. QT/DVCPro (FCP), or OMF/MXF (Xpress Pro).
However Liquid is a PC only app., and you mentioned that you edit on a MAC.

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Old December 8th, 2006, 07:04 PM   #3
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I know it is and have been looking for a good overall Windows solution that is cheep. The Avid Studio Toolkit looks like a great addition but it will run me $1000 versus Liquid which will only be $149 since I get an academic discount.
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Old December 14th, 2006, 05:48 PM   #4
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I know it is and have been looking for a good overall Windows solution that is cheep. The Avid Studio Toolkit looks like a great addition but it will run me $1000 versus Liquid which will only be $149 since I get an academic discount.
Liquid 7 sells for under $100 at www.Studica.com, using an educational discount. This is the best deal on a PC. Those on a Mac still have to pay around $699 for a Final Cut Studio 5.1 bundle, and can never upgrade. This is a no-brainer.
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Old December 21st, 2006, 12:38 PM   #5
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If you own a copy of Pinnacle Studio, how about a $299 upgrade?

Videoguys Liquid page
Look near the bottom of the first sales listings (features are listed below that).
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 09:23 PM   #6
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Liquid 7 sells for under $100 at www.Studica.com, using an educational discount. This is the best deal on a PC. Those on a Mac still have to pay around $699 for a Final Cut Studio 5.1 bundle, and can never upgrade. This is a no-brainer.
Very true. It's a no brainer. The upgrade path is ridiculously simple.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 10:24 PM   #7
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Liquid 7 sells for under $100 at www.Studica.com, using an educational discount. This is the best deal on a PC. Those on a Mac still have to pay around $699 for a Final Cut Studio 5.1 bundle, and can never upgrade. This is a no-brainer.
Here's an even better price:
http://www.academicsuperstore.com/ma...ch=avid+liquid

Avid Liquid 7.0 PRO is $0... a savings of $959 according to the website.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 10:52 PM   #8
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Here's an even better price:
http://www.academicsuperstore.com/ma...ch=avid+liquid

Avid Liquid 7.0 PRO is $0... a savings of $959 according to the website.
That is just insane. How can they do that?
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