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Adobe Premiere vs Media Encoder

Posted by Jon Geddes
10:13 am on June 18th, 2013

Introduction:

Based on the title of this article, you are probably wondering what differences there could possibly be between encoding  in Adobe Media Encoder versus encoding directly in Adobe Premiere. Aren’t they using the same processes for encoding?  When all the settings are the same in both applications, shouldn’t the output look identical and take the same amount of time? You would think so, but our findings will blow your mind…

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HD to SD DVD: CS5 Revisited

Posted by Jon Geddes
11:55 pm on October 11th, 2010

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Now that CS5 has been out for a while, its about time we revisit our old, yet still very active article, HD to SD DVD – Best Methods, and see if Adobe’s downscaling algorithms have improved since CS4.

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HD to SD: Final Cut Pro

Posted by Jon Geddes
8:26 am on September 30th, 2009

Many of you have read our article on achieving professional quality downconversion results and probably noticed it was intended for PC users. What about all of you using a Mac and Final Cut Pro? As the article mentioned, I am still looking for a method that even comes close to the results of using AVISynth.

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HD to SD DVD – Best Methods

Posted by Jon Geddes
3:24 am on July 24th, 2009

Anyone who has edited HD footage and has had to output to an SD DVD is well aware of the shortcomings of today’s NLEs. Whether you are using Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut Pro, when you export your HD footage to MPEG2 DVD, the results are very poor. In fact, you might be thinking to yourself that it would look better had it been recorded in SD to begin with. Well you would be correct. (more…)

Successful DVD Burning

Posted by Jon Geddes
11:20 am on May 14th, 2009

I’m sure many of you have experienced skipping or freezing on your burned discs at one point or another. Some of you may have attributed it to a dirty disc, poor quality media, or maybe a burner that is going bad. Some of those issues may have been the culprit, however, the most common cause of this problem is caused by burning your disc at too fast of a speed.
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