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Old 15-06-2007, 08:25 AM   #1
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hi,
I was wondering if you guys knew what kind of compressor or codec pros use when they release a movie on a standard 4.5gb dvd. I'm impressed at the quality those dvd films provide and kept as low as 4.5 gb.
when I render with microsoft indeo or other default compressors, it gives me 4gb for a 20 minute animation and the quality isn't near as crisp as dvd movies. anybody have any ideas on this?

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Old 15-06-2007, 09:56 AM   #2
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Adobe use ' fruanhofer and thompson' .., Avid.. dont know??.., final cut pro uses .., quicktime conversion compression.., its all mpeg 4 though for DVD. you could try 'shrink 3.2' that is not bad for a free piece of software. the others cost a lot.., i use them all and have no problem with shrink.., not my first choice.., premier is good and gives a huge range of conversion presets.., better is FCP which also has a huge range of presets.. (the FCP suite ships with DVD pro, which is also good), they all have presets.., its all mpeg 4 for DVD.., thats a standard codec I think.., others would include GPP3 for mobile phone ect.., I think its just a standard codex with bit rate variables and differant number of passes for different quality and compression (size of file verses disc space).., nothing special??

you might get a more direct answer from one of the moderators.., I think tubby is the tech guy on this site??

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aaah cool thanks for your help.
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If you're talking about video dvds that can be played on a set top player then it's mpeg2. not mpeg4.

If you're talking about data dvds then you're free to choose pretty much any codec you want. The mpeg4 and h.264 codecs in quicktime pro are pretty good in terms of quality.
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