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  1. sy2002

    Blue Ray 1920 × 1080 Movies / Discs

    Thank you very much for your help! :-)
  2. sy2002

    Blue Ray 1920 × 1080 Movies / Discs

    Thank you for your valuable feedback. So do I get you right, when I sum it up to: Blue Ray specs say: Either I need to go with a "low resolution" (720p) and in this case I have the progressive picture - OR - I can have a high resolution (1080i), but in this case, I need to live with the "slobbery" effects of interlacing. (Admitably, those effects are not too visible, but in fast scenes, they are.) Is this a somehow correct summary? That also means, that if I would encode in h.264, 1920x1080 - 50 frames per second *interlaced*, Toast would not need to re-encode and "just burn" the Blue Ray disc? And a last question (sorry for having so many ;-)): What would you guys suggest me to do, i.e. what looks better on a full HD TV (using a ps3 as Blue Ray player): 720p or 1080i? Is there some "rule of thumb" what is the better quality? Does it depend on the input material? The input is coming from a Sony HDR SR-1 AVCHD cam, that natively produces an interlaced 1440x1080 (so having rectangular 1.3333333 aspect ratio pixels). I used iMovie to expand it to square pixels and got then a non-interlaced 1920x1080 video as base. Looks **great** if I watch it on my Mac and my goal is to bring that to Blue Ray, so the question arises, if, coming from that kind of input material 720p is "better" than 1080i? Or is it better to "re-interlace" my 1080p to 1080i? Thank you sy2002
  3. sy2002

    Blue Ray 1920 × 1080 Movies / Discs

    Thanks a lot for your reply! Did I get you right, that *if* I feed the right file into Toast, it is smart enough for not trying to to re-encode? Here comes the output of MediaInfo (which confirms that I have 1920x1080). Any ideas for tweaking my encoder settings? Thank you and best regards sy2002 * * * MediaInfo Mac 0.7.36.0 file analysis report. * * * MediaInfo Mac is ©2010 by Diego Massanti - http://mediainfo.massanti.com * * * MediaInfoLib by Jerome Martinez - http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net Created on: 27.01.2011 23:43:06 MEZ Report for file: Flitterwochen-1080p.mp4 General / Container Stream #1 Total Video Streams for this File.................1 Total Audio Streams for this File.................1 Video Codecs Used.................................AVC Audio Codecs Used.................................AAC LC File Format.......................................MPEG-4 Play Time.........................................39mn 18s Total File Size...................................5.66 GiB Total Stream BitRate..............................20.6 Mbps Encoding Library..................................Apple QuickTime Video Stream #1 Codec (Human Name)................................AVC Codec (FourCC)....................................avc1 Codec Profile.....................................Main@L4.1 Frame Width.......................................1 920 pixels Frame Height......................................1 080 pixels Frame Rate........................................25.000 fps Total Frames......................................58974 Display Aspect Ratio..............................16:9 Video Standard....................................PAL Scan Type.........................................Progressive Color Space.......................................YUV Codec Settings (Summary)..........................3 Ref Frames QF (like Gordian Knot)............................0.395 Codec Settings (CABAC)............................No Codec Settings (Reference Frames).................3 Video Stream Length...............................39mn 18s 960ms Video Stream BitRate..............................20.5 Mbps Video Stream BitRate Mode.........................VBR Bit Depth.........................................8 bits Video Stream Size.................................5.62 GiB (99%) Video Stream Title................................Apple Video Mediensteuerung Video Stream Language.............................English Date of Original Encoding.........................UTC 2011-01-20 21:55:17 Color Primaries...................................BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4, SMPTE RP177 Transfer Characteristics..........................BT.709-5, BT.1361 Matrix Coefficients...............................BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4 709, SMPTE RP177 Audio Stream #1 Codec.............................................AAC Codec (FourCC)....................................40 Audio Stream Length...............................39mn 18s 938ms Audio Stream BitRate..............................128 Kbps Audio Stream BitRate Mode.........................CBR Number of Audio Channels..........................2 Audio Channel's Positions.........................Front: L R Sampling Rate.....................................44.1 KHz Audio Stream Size.................................35.8 MiB (1%) Audio Stream Title................................Apple Ton Mediensteuerung Audio Stream Language.............................English Date of Original Encoding.........................UTC 2011-01-20 21:55:17
  4. sy2002

    Blue Ray 1920 × 1080 Movies / Discs

    Hi, using the newest version of Toast 10 Titanium on a Mac Pro with an external USB LaCie Blue Ray drive, I dragged a H.264 encoded MP4 file having 1920x1080p 25fps 20 MBit/sec bitrate PAL movie into Toast. After that I went to custom encoding settings modified the bitrate to 20 MBit/sec, because I wanted to ensure that the output quality matches the one of the input file. I left all the other options as "automatic". What I got was a 1280x720 Blue Ray movie. I must admit, that the resulting Blue Ray disc nevertheless looks great on my TV, and it worked fine, but since I am using PS3's Blue Ray player for playback and since my TV supports full hd 1080p, I'd strongly prefer to actually use it instead of 720p. Does anybody here know: 1. Why is Toast transcoding / re-encoding at all? (Above mentioned try was my first Blue Ray. I thought, that a H.264 file having above-mentioned specs could by burned 1:1?) 2. Did I make a mistake or is Toast not able to burn full hd Blue Rays? Thank you and kind regards Sy2002
  5. sy2002

    Avchd Audio Out-of-sync

    @Mockery: Yeah, please do! Possibly Roxio forgot about mine, since it is already a few monthes old.
  6. sy2002

    Avchd Audio Out-of-sync

    In 10.0.1 it has *not* been solved. Didn't try 10.0.2, yet.
  7. sy2002

    Avchd Audio Out-of-sync

    Hi Trojan29, not yet. The Roxio Support contacted me and is currently investigating the case together with the developers. Might be a PAL specific issue. Greets Sy2002
  8. sy2002

    Toast Media Player Freezes

    Hi Patatrox, I am having the same problem as described above. Using Toast 10 and a MacBook Pro (fall2008 edition) and AVCHD files from my Sony HDR-SR1 camera. Are there any news about this issues? Thanks and greets Sy2002
  9. sy2002

    Avchd Audio Out-of-sync

    Yes - I'll provide a sample file. Looking for a download server and then I'll send the link via a private message to you (I don't want the files to be "open" in the internet).
  10. sy2002

    Avchd Audio Out-of-sync

    Thanks for your feedback! When I preview it using the Toast video player, then the following problem arises: The file (60 seconds long) is played back about 5 seoncds with audio and video in synch. Then after 5 seconds, the video playback stops (image freezes) but the audio continues. Using the VLC player, the playback works fine, so the file in general is not corrupted (the Sony HDR-SR1 camera of course can also play it w/o problems). About your other question: The video is about 60-100 MB in size (1-2 minutes HD). It happens to both: long and short clips...
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    Avchd Audio Out-of-sync

    Hi all! I am new to Toast. I bought Toast 10 to do the following on my MacBook Pro (Mac OS 10.5): Use AVCHD high-definition (HD) movies from my Camcorder Sony HDR-SR1 to... a) ... convert them to standard-definition (SD) and burn DVDs ... convert / transcode them to other formats (e.g. MP4) c) ... burn Blue Ray discs The problem I am having is, that no matter what I do, which setting I tune and try, all resulting movies (transcoded from AVCHD to abovementioned (a) and () have an out-of-sync audio track. I did not try © yet, because I am still waiting until my blue ray drive is delivered. That means: Input AVCHD => Toast / Transcode ) => Output: Audio is about 1 second behind Video Has anybody here in the forum made any experiences with AVCHD, maybe even AVCHDs from a Sony HDR-SR1? Might this be a codec problem? Or even a known problem? Are there workarounds or other software I could use, if Toast cannot do it? Greets Sy2002
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