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Old June 12th, 2004, 10:10 PM   #1
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Cheapest, Easiest way to encode MPGs from DV avi's

I have a friend that simply wants to make short MPGs (mpg1) clips from his captured DV avi footage. Obviously any NLE can do a good job with this task but is overkill. What is the cheapest, easiest solution to simply encode short mpgs from captured footage- without the extra features and cost that NLEs will add.

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Old June 12th, 2004, 10:21 PM   #2
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Windows Movie maker comes with XP :)

it also allows for basic edits and transtions.. its not Vegas 5, but it will suffice
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Old June 13th, 2004, 02:10 PM   #3
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A standalone encoder can create MPEG1 without a problem.

Take a look at:

TMPGEnc (cheapest)
Canopus ProCoder (express)

You can try out demo's of both before shelling out the money.
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Old June 15th, 2004, 09:49 AM   #4
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one word!

TMpgenc
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Old June 15th, 2004, 09:53 AM   #5
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OOps!! Rob you got there before me.
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Old June 15th, 2004, 01:00 PM   #6
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Well actually TMPGEnc is one of the cheapest with excellent
quality. It isn't the best quality wise, though. It has to let
CCE and ProCoder go ahead at least.
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Old June 16th, 2004, 06:29 AM   #7
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You are right Rob, i had made that statement in my reply earlier but decided to edit it out later , (didnt want to get into the whole my encoders bigger than your type argument!! , though i have both and CCE is only has marginaly better quality :-))

Anyway the best tools are the ones that work for you!
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Old June 16th, 2004, 04:05 PM   #8
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True to both. It is all pretty marginal and you can't beat TMPGEnc's
price!

So what did you do, Glenn?
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