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Setting For Compressor 3.5.3

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marti153 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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Jun 14, 2012 7:07 AM

After many years of using Compressor from Final Cut Pro 16x9 mini tape to Quicktime to Compressor to DVD using DVD Studio Pro 4 very successfully without any problems, I find myself wondering about the settings for maintaining the high quality picture of AVCHD from a new Canon camcorder.  I have gone from FCP to Quicktime with great picture quality but am somewhat stuck on what Compressor 3.5.3 settings should be used to get that quality into DVD Studio Pro 4.  Do I stick with my 16:9 SD and 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio setting which I have used for years?  Or do I get ProRes involved at this level again (used with Final Cut Pro)?  Again help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,925 points)
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    Jun 14, 2012 9:29 AM (in response to marti153)

    I'm going to asume that your "QuicktTime with Great Qualty" is Pro Res 422, which used as a source file in Compressor can produce very good DVD encodes for DVDSP.

     

    You may not need to adjust your settings at all. If your 16:9 mini dv was HDV, then you already have experience in going from HD to SD. However, if your tape camera shot SD anamorphic, you may find at least one adjustment helpful that wasn't necessary with an SD source. Specifically, activate Frame Controls and set the Resize Filter to Best.

     

    Good luck.


    Russ

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,925 points)
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    Jun 15, 2012 6:29 AM (in response to marti153)

    Not entirely sure what you mean by locked. After activating Frame Controls, open the summary tab in the Inspector and you can verify whether Frame Controls are ON and whether Resize Filter (or any other adjustments) are correct. BTW, when you find a setting that you like, hit the Save As button, name it and save as a custom preset.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ

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