SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.

Home / forum / Lounges / Members Lounge / proffessional codec/compressor
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

New Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 15-06-2007, 07:25 AM   #1
danotronXX
Subscriber
 
danotronXX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: cleveland ohio
Posts: 313
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default proffessional codec/compressor

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?

thanks,
Dan
danotronXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-06-2007, 08:56 AM   #2
mirek03
Subscriber
 
mirek03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,752
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

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??

__________________
take it easy and life will be easy
mirek03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2007, 06:22 PM   #3
danotronXX
Subscriber
 
danotronXX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: cleveland ohio
Posts: 313
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

aaah cool thanks for your help.
danotronXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2007, 08:15 PM   #4
kbrown
Moderator
 
kbrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,198
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

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.
__________________
Kari
- My Website
- My IMDB

Do a lot, Fail a lot and Learn a lot!
kbrown is offline   Reply With Quote
New Thread

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

1 Month

$34

Month-to-month billing
$34/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
 
 

3 months

$87

Billing every 3 months
$29/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $5 per month or $15 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

12 months

$288

Billing every 12 months
$24/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $10 per month or $120 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

Your plan will automatically renew. You can cancel at any time via your PayPal account to avoid being charged again.

You can view the FAQ on our video plans here. You can contact us directly here. By clicking one of the buttons above, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.