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Old May 27th, 2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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Cinema Craft - how is it possible?

Just tested Cinema Craft SP trial MPEG encoder. It produced a beautiful MPEG2/DVD file in 25% of the time the other encoders did. How is that possible? I mean, if it was lets say 20% faster I could feel "ok, they have smart programmers", but 400% faster - that is something else. Big pain in the butt though - when you see the price tag!

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Old May 27th, 2006, 04:26 PM   #2
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Just tested Cinema Craft SP trial MPEG encoder. It produced a beautiful MPEG2/DVD file in 25% of the time the other encoders did. How is that possible? [...] Big pain in the butt though - when you see the price tag!
I guess $1,950 goes towards paying for some really good programmers that have been able to optimize the code for performance. MPEG encoders are part science, and part art.
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Old May 27th, 2006, 04:55 PM   #3
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They also have a $58 version that I am using quite happily and it is extremely fast as well.
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Old May 28th, 2006, 04:22 AM   #4
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Aanarav,

If I say thank u a 1000 times - it is still not enough! I had totally missed the "basic" version. As far as I can see it does what I need. That is AVI -> Mpeg2 DVD/Pal? 1 pass VBR feels OK after seeing the quality it produces!

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Old May 29th, 2006, 10:02 PM   #5
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Lars,
Glad to help out. I found out about CCE only a few months ago and purchased it within 24 hours. Works better than anything I have used.
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Old May 30th, 2006, 02:53 PM   #6
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I've actually bought it now, even after my MPEG2 test(see other thread in this forum). For me, speed can be essential - and I belive that I can tweak the profile to generate smaller files with decent quality.

58 USD feels like a bargin - right now it happily crunches a 21gb AVI file at 3.2x realtime, with scenalyzer running at the same time doing some analogue capture :-)

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