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Best Setting For Rendering For Videowave


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I am finishing a big project with six segments that have been created in Videowave. Because each segment is very graphic intensive and it's going to be a 60 minute project - I opted to create seperate segments with the idea that I would render each segment in an AVI or MP4 file. Then I'm going to take each pre-rendered segment and create a new videowave project with six segments (and a quick dissolve transition between each segment) on the VideoWave timeline.

 

My plan is to pre-render each videowave segment out of the Videowave "Export" tab. Looks to me like my options are to render it as a "DV FOR AVI" file ... or as an AVC (h 264) file.

Problem with the AVC (H264) is there are so many options here... I am assuming rendereing the video in either ARCHOS MPEG4 (AVI) for best quality... or CREATIVE ZEN MPEG2 (AVI) for best quality would render the best quality file?

 

SO... my question is: What file type pre-rendered will make for the best looking video when pre-rendered and then reimported (as a new file) back to a new videowave project and stitched together with the other segments?

 

HOPE you all are following this. I have explained it the best I know how.

 

I am using a dell XPS system with quad core Intel I-7 processors...

 

WADE

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I am finishing a big project with six segments that have been created in Videowave. Because each segment is very graphic intensive and it's going to be a 60 minute project - I opted to create seperate segments with the idea that I would render each segment in an AVI or MP4 file. Then I'm going to take each pre-rendered segment and create a new videowave project with six segments (and a quick dissolve transition between each segment) on the VideoWave timeline.

 

My plan is to pre-render each videowave segment out of the Videowave "Export" tab. Looks to me like my options are to render it as a "DV FOR AVI" file ... or as an AVC (h 264) file.

Problem with the AVC (H264) is there are so many options here... I am assuming rendereing the video in either ARCHOS MPEG4 (AVI) for best quality... or CREATIVE ZEN MPEG2 (AVI) for best quality would render the best quality file?

 

SO... my question is: What file type pre-rendered will make for the best looking video when pre-rendered and then reimported (as a new file) back to a new videowave project and stitched together with the other segments?

 

HOPE you all are following this. I have explained it the best I know how.

 

I am using a dell XPS system with quad core Intel I-7 processors...

 

WADE

 

A couple of questions.

 

What is the ultimate "destination" of you video: simply a video file on your hard drive, a standard DVD or a some form of Hidef Disc (AVCHD or BlueRay)?

What are the video/photo sources in your project?

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Wade, If you are going to send me a p.m. with a copy and paste of a question you are asking on the forums, please give me a reason to reply to your personal messages. :angry: I'll just go ahead and ignore them in the future. In case you didn't read my p.m. reply, here it is:

 

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Just remember that no matter what you (pre)render to, all video put on a standard DVD will be mpg2 format. If you look on a disc, you will see VOB files which are mpg2 under a different name. If you are making an AVCHD or blu ray project , that is different.

 

Do not render and then re-render, although you will not lose the ones and zeros, nothing is perfect. I believe the option you should use in VideoWave is to output be mpg2 for DVD best quality and then when you do go to burn, make sure that you select best quality and NOT fit to disc. Since the videos will already be in the correct format, they will not be re-rendered. The only rendering will be near the transitions.

 

Why are you not creating titles (not chapters) for each of those segments and then just putting those on a disc?"

 

Enough?

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Incidentally... How exactly do you create titles and add those to the disc? Would need some step by step instruction on that one.

 

Are you going to send me a p.m. on this one also?

 

When you output to a file (like mpgs) or you save a project, you have created a title. You can add each of them separately to the menu in MyDVD by selecting "Add New Movie" . You can rename them if you need to. If you select more than one, the program will ask if you want to add them one at a time or as a combined group. Your choice.

 

By the way, an introductory movie will play before the menu. If you add the movies separately, you can still create chapters. Of course if you add them all at one time, you can also create chapters. If you create chapters, the title will play to the end and then return to the menu.

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Okay, so if I am understanding correctly: When you have a multi-segment project created in MyDVD - and the ultimate destination for the project is going to be a standard def DVD (like mine is):

 

1). Rather than render each segment as an AVI file and reimport it back to the VideoWave program... a better solution would be to render each segment as an MPEG2 for DVD playback - best quality first

2) Then open the MyDVD program and add each rendered MPEG2 segment as a separate title. I would then add the four segments I have rendered as mpeg2 files as a group.

3). My final question here is: I obviously want all titles to play consecutively when the DVD is played without a break or a pause in between each title.... SO - When I select each title using the "Add New Movie" option in MyDVD and select "combines group" - will it autiomatically cause all titles to play without pause when the played back as a DVD?

Thanks...

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Yes to add as a group if you select them all at the same time. You would not have several titles; only one that would play continuously from start to finish. With no menu, the DVD playback would loop.

 

You would have separate titles only if you add them separately. They would play one at a time.

 

Always output to an image file or folder set. If you have the free VLC player you can play the image file before you butn it to a disc. If everything looks OK, Use Video Copy and Convert to BURN the image to a disc.

 

If you only have one movie and you want it to play continuously, you do not need a menu. Select DVD no menu when you open a new project in MyDVD

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I added the segments to MyDVD by selecting all four segments utilizing the control/shift command. This is what I have done so far:

1. I have output each VideoWave segment (four) as an Mpeg2 file selecting "DVD playback -best quality" option.

2. All segments are in order after I renamed each file numerically so they would flow in the proper order.

3. In the MyDVD application, I have selected the "save disc image file" and "create folder set" option. I have burned that to a folder on my desktop.

 

I am now going to download the VLC player per your suggestion and preview it there. I will report back.

 

Thank you for your help.

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Hi, all... I am continuing the editing phase on this project.

 

I have had to go thru several more editing updates since the last correspondence in this thread. Steve and Walt - I appreciated your advice and assistance on this project. This is what I have done so far following Steve's input.:

 

1. Output to an image file or folder set.

 

2. If everything looks OK, Use Video Copy and Convert to BURN the image to a disc.

 

The final step, after the new edits I am working on now, will be to:

 

3. burn it to a disc using Video Copy and Convert per Steve's instructions.

 

Question on the 3rd step: It sound like what you are advising here is to bypass the MyDvd application and burn directly out of Video Copy and Convert to a DVD? In that case, am I selecting the disc image file created when I saved an image file/folder set - and burning that?

 

Thanks so much.

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Hi, all... I am continuing the editing phase on this project.

 

I have had to go thru several more editing updates since the last correspondence in this thread. Steve and Walt - I appreciated your advice and assistance on this project. This is what I have done so far following Steve's input.:

 

1. Output to an image file or folder set.

 

2. If everything looks OK, Use Video Copy and Convert to BURN the image to a disc.

 

The final step, after the new edits I am working on now, will be to:

 

3. burn it to a disc using Video Copy and Convert per Steve's instructions.

 

Question on the 3rd step: It sound like what you are advising here is to bypass the MyDvd application and burn directly out of Video Copy and Convert to a DVD? In that case, am I selecting the disc image file created when I saved an image file/folder set - and burning that?

 

Thanks so much.

 

If you burned to an image file, or folder set, then you did NOT bypass MyDVD.

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Grandpa Bruce: Thanks for your information. I am approaching the point where I am going to have to add all the files and burn to a dvd. I will let you know what happens and post back results. I will probably have more questions. Thank you...

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