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rando 11-24-2008 07:04 PM

Firecoder Blu Workflow
I am trying to see how I would use this Firecoder blu when it comes out. Does it have a Firewire input or HDMI? If it were HDMI could I edit with another computer in say HDV then play it out VIA HDMI and capture in RT on another computer with the Firecoder? Then make my Blu-ray disc

Aristotelis 11-24-2008 08:11 PM

No, there are no inputs on FIRECODERblue

it will do the encoding for you (very fast!)

GrassValley_KH 11-24-2008 09:26 PM

FIRECODER Blu operates with pre-captured files of (almost) any filetype. It uses a standalone application, which handles both encoding and DVD/Blu-ray authoring.

And if anyone is wondering, it currently does not plug into EDIUS. I don't know if that is likely to change. I do know that we want FIRECODER Blu to be a solution for any editor/producer. Not just EDIUS users.

rando 11-24-2008 11:37 PM

So give me a example of a workflow. Edit render to a uncompressd AVI then import that into Firecoder blu?

Imagine Video 11-24-2008 11:42 PM

Capture HDV to HQ avi - EDIT

Import to the Fircoder Blu interface and select the output file

H264 for bluray
Mpeg 2 for bluray

ENCODE faster than realtime 1920 180i or P

HARDWARE REPLACEMENT FOR PROCODER for the encoding for BD-R for many instances BUT not all so you still would want to have PC3 in the toolkit

Is how I see it

Dont know if the files will pass through DVDit PRO or encore though!!
Great if they do;-)

a 90 min project is taking about 5 1/2 hrs with a quad core 3ghz cpu to encode to 1920 x 1080i at 25 to 35 000 bts 2 pass vbr in mastering quality - seems for ever

rando 11-24-2008 11:49 PM

o.k. hate to ask but what if your using Premiere?

GrassValley_KH 11-25-2008 12:06 AM

The FIRECODER Writer software accepts virtually all DirectShow video sources, provided the necessary decoders are installed (e.g. Cineform).

rando 11-25-2008 12:08 AM

So then the best bet would be a uncompressed AVI?

GrassValley_KH 11-25-2008 12:12 AM

It can be any form of video - not necessarily uncompressed AVI.

mattmatt 11-25-2008 12:36 AM


Originally Posted by rando (Post 57715)
So then the best bet would be a uncompressed AVI?

Have you ever done a comparison of the two? (hq and uncompressed 8bit) See if you can see the difference....I can't.


Just like Procoder 3 will accept AVI's from Premiere Pro, Final Cut or a Nokia mobile phone, so will (maybe not the nokie vid) Firecoder Blue. Its basically a hardware-powered encoder for blue-ray compliant video - Regardless of source.

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