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  • Dimentia! Help on HDV!

    Happy Sunday all.

    I think Dimentia has set in! Have been editing an HD project for so long, I can't remember how to complete it! Still have EDIUS 3.6. Still super. Captured .m2t footage from HDV with HDCapture program, converted with Procoder to Canopus HQ (.avi), put onto HD timeline, changed editing to Canopus 16x9. Edited perfect. Changed setting back to HD1080, completed titles, effects, etc. All well and good.

    Then rendered the timeline. Now I'm stuck. In order to transfer the edit back to HDV, I have to get it back to .m2t file, then use the MPEG to record back onto HDV tape.

    Dum-dum here, can't remember the final steps I've taken before (thought I wrote it down).

    1. How do I get timeline back to .m2t?
    2. What format do I save the final HD version in, in order to have it ready to transfer to HD-DVD (or Blu-Ray), once I upgrade and purchase the HD recorder? Remember, I haven't upgraded to EDIUS 4 yet. My present computer won't handle it. Have to upgrade the motherboard, etc. Major!

    Many thanks, everyone.
    Have a great week.
    Alan
    Alan J. Levi
    Director

    SYSTEM: ASUS P8Z77-VPro mobo, Intel 3770K CPU, 16 Gig Crucial 1866 RAM, Antec 1000W PS, EVGA nVidia 560Ti 1Gig Video, CoolerMaster CPU cooler, LG GGW-H20L BluRay DVD, SPARK card w/23" Samsung 1920x1080 Monitor, OCZ 240GB SSD boot in Swapable Tray & 3 WD Enterprise 1TB video RAID 5 HDD's. 4.5TB RAID 1 Outboard backups, Behringer2000 Audio Fader/Controller

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    Alan: there shoulud be defaults for encoding back to HDV (M2T) in Procoder Express, but you have to navigate the right path of available options to find them. Look for "HDV1" and "HDV2" under MPEG2 output.

    As far as encoding for HD-DVD and Blu-ray is concerned, that may be a little trickier. Apparently the available authoring software can be quite particular about how HD files are encoded: there's a discussion about this on the Roxio Blu-ray user forums. Try using these settings if you can find this level of control in your version of Procoder Express:

    MPEG 2 HD 1920x1080i

    Generic ISO MPEG stream
    MPEG-2 Elementary Stream
    Width 1920
    Height 1080
    29.975 Frame Rate NTSC
    Upper/Top Field First
    16x9
    High Quality Encoding
    Use Closed GOP (checked)
    CBR
    1 pass
    18300 bitrate (you can play around with this)
    Prolile/Level [email protected]
    Intra DC Precision 9
    Use Strict GOP bitrate control (checked)
    Use Audio if Exist
    Audio Stream Type PCM/WAV
    Sample rate 48.0
    Channels 2 ch
    Bits/Sample 16

    For more info see this link: http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=2562
    Edius 6.5 on Lenovo W520 laptop: Intel Core i7-2720QM @2.2 GHz, Nvidia graphics card, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Canon Vixia HF-G10, three Sony HDV video cameras and one Canon 7D.

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    • #3
      Alan, I assume that when you say you use Mpeg to get it back onto tape, you do mean Mpeg TS Writer?

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      • #4
        Kevin - thanks a bunch for all the info. Will store that away for future use.

        And yes, Gordon, using the MPEG TS Writer. I couldn't get it to work, because I had ProCoded to 1920x1080, instead of 1440x1080, and it wouldn't transfer back to HDV. All these little items wander to the deep throws of the brain if you don't do it all the time. Just a little frustration and craziness. But with everyone's help, we'll still get there. Thanks much.
        Alan J. Levi
        Director

        SYSTEM: ASUS P8Z77-VPro mobo, Intel 3770K CPU, 16 Gig Crucial 1866 RAM, Antec 1000W PS, EVGA nVidia 560Ti 1Gig Video, CoolerMaster CPU cooler, LG GGW-H20L BluRay DVD, SPARK card w/23" Samsung 1920x1080 Monitor, OCZ 240GB SSD boot in Swapable Tray & 3 WD Enterprise 1TB video RAID 5 HDD's. 4.5TB RAID 1 Outboard backups, Behringer2000 Audio Fader/Controller

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