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Old 11-06-2005, 01:06 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me how to make a dvd quality clip from my animation.I tried using the VideoMach program that Mike used in the render globals tutorial but the quality is poor.When I set the codec to uncompresed the playback is not good.I get flickering or just some frames ( it doesn't play smooth).Is there some program that I can use to convert that to DVD (.vob) or any format that will give me the wanted results.It doesn't even have to be DVD, just as long as I get the full resolution (at least 2k) and it plays smooth.Thanx
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Well, if you're on a PC you can use tmpgenc

http://www.tmpgenc.net/e_main.html

It creates DVD quality mpegs.
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You said atleast 2k resolution? Never heard of that before... what size is it?

(If you're thinking about something other than NTSC/PAL/480i/720p/720i/1080i/whatever then please tell me :b)
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2K resolution is a commonly used resolution in film. 2k res is usually 2048 x 1556.

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Exactly
You can see the options in the render globals window under resolution presets.There are four of the same kind (1 to 4k square) 1k being the 1024/1024 and 4k being 4096/4096.If you wand you can adjust the high and lenght so it doesnt have to be squared like the default ones.You can probably customize it if you want to make a 16:9 frame.
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I was just wondering how you'd fit it on a DVD at that resolution... most DVD burning software swaps it to NTSC full/widescreen formats (some maybe 720p/i and 1080i)... unless you meant as a /non/ playable format in which case simply burning the video (on a lossless codec if you wish to have perfect quality) as straight data would work...

.VOB would convert it to lesser resolutions...

I personally use Quicktime Pro being as it creates an alphachanneled video (great for compositing) and I don't see any quality loss if configured correctly -- but don't rely on my newbish-eye for that. It also strings the frames together in proper order pretty decently aswell... and the Alphachannel makes for EASY AfterEffectsing.

I knew there was 2k square format in Maya -- just didn't know what you were asking because you sounded like you wanted to burn it to a DVD -- which would transfer it to a TV-playable format... then again I never did anything for the Theatre (yet?) so I didn't know what highres format they took.
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Thats exactly what I wanted to know, dude.My converting settings needed adjustments.I didn't even need that high resolution, just got caried away with it.Since I'm not using a mac I'm not realy familiar with QuickTime, I downloaded a trial not long ago and I couldn't even find the full screen option.Anyway that tmpgenc tool did the job OK.Thanx
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I'm not on a Mac either -- Quicktime pro still did me good...

Glad you got your answers though.
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