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  1. Dynamicworm

    Looping Video

    Thanks for that, a good suggestion.
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    Looping Video

    In Toast, you're right but in DVD SP it wont loop unless you specifically tell it to, it will just stop. I suspect DVD SP is the professional norm as I can see no advantage to something looping infinitely - why would you want to watch something then immediately watch it again unless it was an exhibition or something ? Of course I'm talking about a DVD with no menus and effectively one chapter. No I don't have it continuously playing ticked, only to play automatically when inserted You might well ask why I don't use DVD SP if I like it so much, well I've been having reliability issues with Compressor and Toast actually does a very good job in comparison and is stable as far as I can tell. If there was a way of just encoding in Toast then burning in DVDSP I'd have the best of both worlds ! Thanks for your comments though.
  3. Dynamicworm

    Looping Video

    Just searched on this and found suggestions such as press stop on the DVD player and put a menu on there so I'm assuming it isn't actually possible to just get it to stop, the nature of the beast for this type of software I guess. I'm so used to using DVD Studio Pro that I just assumed all DVD authoring software let you control certain things.
  4. Dynamicworm

    Looping Video

    Hello, Just wondering if it's possible to stop a DVD from starting again once it gets to the end - looping in other words. Can't I just get it to stop when it finishes ? Help appreciated.
  5. Dynamicworm

    1080I To 576I Dvd - Interlacing Issues

    Thanks for your reply. In the end I used FCP to convert it to DV50 but left the interlacing intact and this seems to work - this is the old Bonsai method I used many years ago with FCP and Compressor but I'm surprised Toast can't just handle HD straight. Thanks again for helping, appreciated.
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    1080I To 576I Dvd - Interlacing Issues

    Hello, I'm not new to DVD encoding by a long way but could someone explain why I can't just drop a 1080i HD video into Toast and encode to SD DVD without converting the fields to progressive in FCP first ? If I just leave it as it is there is very noticeable combing on vertical movement. Problem is that converting 1080i to 1080p causes lots of issues with graphics. Any help appreciated. I might add that changing it to progressive doesn't seem to work either. Maybe Toast just can't encode from HD to SD ?
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    Bad combing issues

    Thanks for that, I appreciate your help. What puzzles me is that all the settings in Toast suggest it should work. As I said, I have been compressing for DVD for many years and am used to more complex encoders. What I liked about Toast was the speed it compresses and the quality (apart from the combing) - very close to Compressor, even with frame controls. I suspect this might be some sort of bug or an issue with Snow Leopard. Changing it to progressive from it's natural interlaced state I know will cause problems and although it might solve the combing, I suspect it would raise other issues - I have used hardware in the past to go from 1080i to 720p and 576i (AJA IOHD) and the results when compressed to SD DVD have been messy ! I will test it though and report back. Thanks again for you help.
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    Bad combing issues

    Hello, I'm not new to video compression but any SD DVD I produce using Toast 10 has very noticeable combing - a bit like exaggerated interlacing, only occurring with vertical movement. I'm running the latest Toast 10 under the latest Snow Leopard and Quicktime. It is not just a progressive computer monitor issue as it looks the same on a CRT when played in a standard DVD player Other DVDs encoded by other means (usually Compressor) look great on the same monitor It's not like typical interlacing which you'd get on a cpmputer monitor, more like an enlarged version Tried every setting and combination of settings in the custom tab (i.e upper field,bit rates etc.) Source material is DVCProHD 1080i but I've also tested ProRes and DVCPRo50, same problem Is anyone having the same issues ? Like I said, I normally use Compressor but apart from this, the quality is very good and it's much quicker. I also produce Blu-Ray and they're fine. Any help appreciated PS Meant "an SD DVD" in my post title, not "a SD DVD", can't find a way to edit it !
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