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Romily
post Aug 16 2007, 03:55 AM
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So, what do you use for burning DVD videos? I tried Super DVD Creator (FAR from super!) and Premiere (doesn't support all the formats I need to burn) and am currently playing with Nero.

The problem is, the aspect ratios of all the videos differ, Nero Vision only offers a global ratio setting and the letterboxing/framing inserted is blacker than the rest of the black on the screen (to the point that the horizontal above/below or vertical left/right black boxes are exceedingly distracting).

One example looks something like this:

<Long bar of almost black>
<Vertical <Vertical
bar of <VIDEO> bar of
VERY VERY
black> black>
<Long bar of almost black>

Sometimes it's almost like striping:

<Long bar of almost black>
<Long bar of VERY black>
<VIDEO>
<Long bar of VERY black>
<Long bar of almost black>


In some cases its even worse as the black and almost-black don't fill completely rectangular spaces (hard to describe but it makes it stand out even more and is extremely distracting).

The formats I must support/include are: WMV, AVI, MOV, DivX

Suggestions?

Thanks!!


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post Aug 16 2007, 04:01 AM
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Please try Adobe Encore DVD! :biggrin:


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post Aug 16 2007, 04:25 AM
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QUOTE (StoneFalconProductions @ Aug 16 2007, 05:01 AM) *
Please try Adobe Encore DVD! :biggrin:


Or what is the mac one DVD studio?
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Romily
post Aug 16 2007, 04:38 AM
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QUOTE (StoneFalconProductions @ Aug 16 2007, 12:01 AM) *
Please try Adobe Encore DVD! :biggrin:

Sadly, budget atm precludes anything over $100 (preferably under $50) and I don't yet have CS3. It also needs to be something I can get my hands on in a day, two at the outside.

I can try the Mac but I had thought someone had mentioned that not all the formats would be supported. :/

Thank you for your advice and any further suggestions you might have! :)


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post Aug 16 2007, 04:13 PM
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QUOTE (Romily @ Aug 16 2007, 07:38 AM) *
Sadly, budget atm precludes anything over $100 (preferably under $50) and I don't yet have CS3. It also needs to be something I can get my hands on in a day, two at the outside.

I can try the Mac but I had thought someone had mentioned that not all the formats would be supported. :/

Thank you for your advice and any further suggestions you might have! :)



Try TMPGEnc DVD Author. It is very simple to use and should even do the conversion to DVD format quite easily.

Link: http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/product/tda3.html

There's even a trial version available :)


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post Aug 16 2007, 04:30 PM
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Romily, there's a trial version of Adobe Encore DVD. And if it has some restrictions, and you only need it for few days, crack it :P


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post Aug 16 2007, 05:41 PM
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I dunno if this site is on the up and up but they are offering Adobe Encore as a download for 85 bucks.
http://techkappa.com/adobe.php


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post Aug 16 2007, 06:40 PM
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Adobe Encore will give you the most flexibility, but Sony's DVD Architect works great. I've used it for years and have made some pretty complex menu scripts with it. It's cheap too.


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Romily
post Aug 17 2007, 02:31 AM
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Thanks all for the suggestions! I don't feel quite so panicky now! I hate leaving things to the last minute and, after jerking around with 3 programs making over a dozen coasters over the course of the last week and a half... Well, I was starting to get antsy! ;)

EDIT: Bugger. Updating so anyone else in the future can get the benefit of what I've learned.

Free download of Adobe CS3 does not include Encore (though there's precious little advertisement of that fact - took me some time to find confirmation: http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx/.3bc480c7)

And looks like http://techkappa.com selling an $85 version of Encore is not on the up and up:
http://www.daisiecompany.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=276210
http://techkappa.com/tos.php


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