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Old April 23rd, 2009, 11:37 PM   #1
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Work Flow for FCP Pro Res to Encore CS4 Blu Ray

I am experminenting with Blu Ray Production by doing the following and I wonder if I am doing things right:

I have an hour long FCP Edited Pro Res Quicktime file, exported from FCP to Quicktime as is. I have imported this into Premiere CS4 and then run a rendering on the whole thing. When finished I plan to dynamic link to Encore and burn the Blu Ray. I did the rendering because the file would not play back smoothly in Premiere.

Why am doing this rather than preparing the file in Compressor. Well, I understand that the file that compressor produces is not H264 and will be much larger. So I thought if I make my file a Premier file and then go to Encore I will be able to use the more modern method.

I am looking for advise and comment on this work flow....I do have the latest updates for Premiere and Encore, but I couldn't figure out how to open an FCP XML file. It was still greyed out after the update of Premiere, so I just used the exported Quicktime File.


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Old April 24th, 2009, 12:47 AM   #2
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I cannot comment on this specific workflow but when I create blu-ray on OSX - I use MPEG-4 out of compressor and then bring it in to Toast BD. It's pretty painless and allows for menu creation. Data rate is important for BDR and most playback issues are associated with the encode process, not necessarily the burn.
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