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Old December 21st, 2007, 10:13 AM   #31
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Hi David,

This is the workflow I have been using as well, and it's a winner.

One additional point I would add is:
in Compressor when you have assigned your compression settings,
in the Inspector window under "Filters", add about 2.5 in "sharpen"
(or is it "sharpen edges?"), it helps the detail in the final DVD.

This should be a thread that is pinned as it seems to be one of the
best general workflows going for HDV right now.

All the best,

(another) David
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Old December 21st, 2007, 06:12 PM   #32
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David,

Was this edited in a 24f easy setup, or 60i (or 25f, since you are PAL)?

Would your method work with 23.987 material, or would there be any additional steps?

Stu

I did my test on both 24f and 25 f and also 60i

Just change the import set up according to your footage. What I learn is that never try to record two different format in one tape. if you record 24f make sure the whole tape is 24f and if 50i , make sure the whole tape if 50i. I've tried mixing, and capturing was a pain.

Also adjust the time line to the choice of your footage.

I got a upgraded XHA1. So I can do both PAL or NTSC.

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Hi David,

This is the workflow I have been using as well, and it's a winner.

One additional point I would add is:
in Compressor when you have assigned your compression settings,
in the Inspector window under "Filters", add about 2.5 in "sharpen"
(or is it "sharpen edges?"), it helps the detail in the final DVD.

This should be a thread that is pinned as it seems to be one of the
best general workflows going for HDV right now.

All the best,

(another) David
Great David,

Nice find, I'll give it a go.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 02:17 AM   #33
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Hi David,

you said:
"...Anyway the movie will come out not 16:9 if you view it in Quicktime, But once you put it in a 16:9 timline in DVD SP it will be fine...."

This is a point that has thrown some people after their QT conversion,
the resulting QT mov. file still looks like 4x3, but DVD sp fixes all that.

Good thread and I use the same workflow and get good
results too...thanks,

David
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