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Steve Benner December 7th, 2006 07:16 PM

Avid Liquid and 16x9 DVD's
 
I shoot on the HD100 in 720/24P and I know it works with Liquid for editing, but I have concerns when it comes to dvd burning inside the program.

When I edit on Mac, I use FCP or Xpress Pro then encode through Compressor to a Native 16x9 MPEG-2 file that encodes great in DVD-Studio Pro. The Widescreen file gets flagged on every DVD player correctly and letterboxes on 4x3 sets and doesn't on Native 16x9 sets.

I was wondering if Liquid can burn a Native 16x9 DVD in this same fashion?

David Parks December 8th, 2006 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve Benner
When I edit on Mac, I use FCP or Xpress Pro then encode through Compressor to a Native 16x9 MPEG-2 file that encodes great in DVD-Studio Pro. The Widescreen file gets flagged on every DVD player correctly and letterboxes on 4x3 sets and doesn't on Native 16x9 sets.

I was wondering if Liquid can burn a Native 16x9 DVD in this same fashion?

Steve,

Yes it can make a 16:9 NTSC DVD right out of the app.
In fact, it probably works a little faster because Liquid uses Main Profile MPEG 2 as its base editing codec vs. QT/DVCPro (FCP), or OMF/MXF (Xpress Pro).
However Liquid is a PC only app., and you mentioned that you edit on a MAC.

Cheers,

Steve Benner December 8th, 2006 07:04 PM

I know it is and have been looking for a good overall Windows solution that is cheep. The Avid Studio Toolkit looks like a great addition but it will run me $1000 versus Liquid which will only be $149 since I get an academic discount.

Marc Young December 14th, 2006 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve Benner
I know it is and have been looking for a good overall Windows solution that is cheep. The Avid Studio Toolkit looks like a great addition but it will run me $1000 versus Liquid which will only be $149 since I get an academic discount.

Liquid 7 sells for under $100 at www.Studica.com, using an educational discount. This is the best deal on a PC. Those on a Mac still have to pay around $699 for a Final Cut Studio 5.1 bundle, and can never upgrade. This is a no-brainer.

George Ellis December 21st, 2006 12:38 PM

If you own a copy of Pinnacle Studio, how about a $299 upgrade?

Videoguys Liquid page
Look near the bottom of the first sales listings (features are listed below that).

Stephen L. Noe January 22nd, 2007 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Marc Young
Liquid 7 sells for under $100 at www.Studica.com, using an educational discount. This is the best deal on a PC. Those on a Mac still have to pay around $699 for a Final Cut Studio 5.1 bundle, and can never upgrade. This is a no-brainer.

Very true. It's a no brainer. The upgrade path is ridiculously simple.

Jack Walker January 22nd, 2007 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Marc Young
Liquid 7 sells for under $100 at www.Studica.com, using an educational discount. This is the best deal on a PC. Those on a Mac still have to pay around $699 for a Final Cut Studio 5.1 bundle, and can never upgrade. This is a no-brainer.

Here's an even better price:
http://www.academicsuperstore.com/ma...ch=avid+liquid

Avid Liquid 7.0 PRO is $0... a savings of $959 according to the website.

Stephen L. Noe January 22nd, 2007 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Jack Walker
Here's an even better price:
http://www.academicsuperstore.com/ma...ch=avid+liquid

Avid Liquid 7.0 PRO is $0... a savings of $959 according to the website.

That is just insane. How can they do that?


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