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  • Automatic Transcoding

  • Michael Dexter

    August 30, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Hi,
    Does anyone know if CS4 Encore’s Automatic Transcoding is 2 Pass VBR?
    Also, if my camcorder shot in Progressive – will Encore recognize that? And will Automatic Transcoding render in a ‘progressive’ way??? Or should I start learning custom preset rendering?
    Thank you very much!

  • Jeff Bellune

    August 30, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Automatic Transcoding is CBR until the required bit rate drops below about 6 Mbps. Then VBR transcoding kicks in. I think that it’s VBR 1-Pass at that point, but I’ve heard others speculate that it’s VBR 2-Pass. Adobe’s not telling.

    You could do your own test: Time how long it takes a 100-minute file to transcode in Encore using a VBR 1-Pass, 5.7 Mbps transcode setting. Then, in a DVD-5 project, time how long it takes to transcode that same file in an Encore timeline and with a transcode setting of Automatic. If they take about the same amount of time, then Auto uses VBR, 1-Pass. If Auto takes twice as long, then it uses VBR 2-Pass.

    Make sure the audio is transcoded to 192 kbps Dolby Digital.

    Automatic Transcoding will respect progressive sources.

    -Jeff

    The Focal Easy Guide to Adobe Encore DVD 2.0

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