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Old May 3rd, 2009, 08:28 AM   #1
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Rendering in Compressor vs. DVD Studio Pro

What are the pros/cons to doing it either way. My current method is to export a Quicktime reference file from FCP, import into Compressor and choose the settings (usually 120 minute, best). From there I load the files into DVDSP and build the DVD. What are the drawbacks of just loading the reference file directly into DVDSP and going from there? Am I double compressing it the way I have been doing it?
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 12:09 PM   #2
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Without question the best method for encoding your files is to use Compressor. Encoding options in DVDSP4 are bare-bones basic and don't offer the plethora of image-quality and bitrate controls Compressor uses.

And the best way to fully understand how to setup your encodes is to get this: Compressor 3 Quick Reference Guide, Brian Gary. Read that and you'll quickly master high-quality encodes for anything, not just DVDSP.
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