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Old February 1st, 2007, 11:25 AM   #16
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I've been bypassing VirtualDub and importing Cineform's HD directly into Tmpgenc 4 Express. It's got a lancosz3 resizing option that seems to work pretty well. I haven't tried the sharpening filter. Will give it a try. Gotta be a little careful. Oversharpening can look TERRIBLE.
completely with Brad on this. It's how I do it as well. It's easy to do, runs good, and looks great. downside is it's $99 for tmpgenc if i recall.
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Old February 10th, 2007, 09:07 AM   #17
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This is an interesting thread. I've been exporting right from an Aspect timeline to MPEG from PPro (last time I did it was under PPro 1.5 however) and it seemed really fine. The client could readily see a difference between the HDV-aspect originated SD DVD and other DVDs of SD originated footage...and I could as well.

How are you lightling? Some image issues that people interpret as clarity issues are really issues with just not exploiting the contrast range of the medium. Flat lighting looks low res because there are no significant edges in the picture...


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Old February 10th, 2007, 11:10 AM   #18
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I too was using the Cineform>VirtualDub>TMPEGnc and really liked the results. I did a test where I simply skipped the VirtualDub step and now just use TMPEGnc to take the full Cineform HD file and export a SD DVD file. It looks great and I save the time of the VirtualDub step. I know for sure that either way, these two processes create a much, much better SD DVD than using Adobe.

Does anyone have a screen grab to show the differences between exporting using Adobe versus the VirtualDubd>TMPEGnc versus just going directly to TMPEGnc from the Cineform file and skipping VirtualDub. Would be really cool to compare.
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