Format for HD file with 5.1 Dolby Surround for Projection?
Hi. I’m working on a DVCPro HD project in Final Cut Pro. The client would like to have a file which could be used for projection with 5.1 Dolby AC3 audio, and is keen on the Divx format as it would be played on PCs. I found some HD movie trailors on the Divx site and they look great. I’ve been experimenting with Divx encoding at HD720p resolution on the Mac and, even at the highest data rates, can’t get anywhere near the quality I’d be happy with. Is that a shortcoming of Divx encoding tools on the Mac and should I shift to PC for encoding, or is there another format that would support 720p video and the 5.1 Dolby audio? I wondered about creating a HD DVD, but I’m not sure whether this could be played on PCs. Whatever the format, it will probably be played from a harddrive, so datarate and filesize are not as important as the video quality and dolby audio.
Grateful for any ideas,