DVD BLURAY encoding

mark2929 wrote on 3/23/2010, 6:34 AM
I have made a short film on 16mm scanned to DPX files edited in vegas 9 and graded in AE .

I want to make a bluray and a DVD master for duplication.

I want the best affordable encoder and workflow to make the masters.

The best that seems to be available is Sonic powerstation but that is over £2000 Next down seems to be main concept reference.

Are there encoders with quality like this but for a reasonable price and would I be able to use DVD architect with it. Not important but good to know.



mark2929 wrote on 3/23/2010, 8:25 AM
Nothing is wrong with Vegas but as I said I'd like to make masters for duplication and want the best.

Technology moves on. Someone may know a better way. It doesn't hurt to ask and to share information like this.

Lyris wrote on 3/23/2010, 10:27 AM
Hi Mark,
I've had some experience with replicating with DVD Architect and there are a few pitfalls you should be aware of. If you'd like to discuss it, my email is lyris1 AT gmail DOT com.

-David M
mark2929 wrote on 3/23/2010, 12:24 PM
Hi David

I've emailed you.

Jay I realise that probably because l have a short film IE 16mins A trailer and making of film I can up the bit rate to max and probably Vegas encoder will be fine. Its just that I want to make the very best DVD poss maybe anamorphic? That would be really good. I know there have been discussions before about encoders but stuff changes all the lower level ones seem to all be about the same or not much in it.

Entry level to pro equipment seems to be Sonic powerstation this will do DVD's Blu-rays and seperate sound channels.Another area I'm not to sure about.

I've never really needed to spend any time authoring high quality media so now I need to catch up to whats out there within my budget and any revelations as is so often the case with Vegas experts here.

bsuratt wrote on 3/23/2010, 5:20 PM
Your biggest problem with the master for the DVD is not going to be the encoder but the scaling process. Search this forum for HD to SD conversion. I have found the best solution is frameserving out to VirtualDub and using the Lanczos resizer. Then bring avi back into Vegas and encode to DVD.
mark2929 wrote on 3/24/2010, 12:42 AM
Hi bsuratt

Surely though if your scaling down with an uncompressed image there wouldn't be any problems and wouldn't the image be the best it could be?

bsuratt wrote on 3/24/2010, 10:04 AM
Again, search this forum for HD to SD conversion. You will find a large amount of posts regarding this issue.