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  1. Member
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    Hello,
    I have edited a film with Avid Mediacomposer. I want to author it in Encore. The problem is that Encore does not do a proper transcoding of a Quick Time reference or Quick Time movie. So what I need is a tool that converts a Quick Time Movie into High Quality MPEG2 (ready for burning). Or would it be better to create an .avi in Avid Mediacomposer and convert that to MPEG2?
    What would be a good recommendation for a cheap but good converter? I don't want to spend hundreds on Sorenzen squeeze or comparable.
    Thanks,
    Rob
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  2. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    Moving you to our conversion section.

    You can get very good quality using FREE converters like HC encoder, use it togheter with a gui like avstodvd and convert to mpeg2.

    Or just export to avi in avid and import in encore, it has a good mpeg2 encoder also.
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    Thanks for the recommendations.
    I was looking at both links. Why do I need both HC and AVSTODVD?
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  4. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    Because hcencoder can only import avs and d2v script files. You can then either make an avisynth script avs file yourself OR use an all-in-one solution like avstodvd and let it do it for you.
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    avisynth + Quenc

    1 - rename the video.mov to video.hdmov

    2 -
    Code:
    DirectShowSource("video.hdmov")
    Lanczos4Resize(720,576)
    3 - feed the avs scrit on to quenc, i prefer quenc as it can encode to mpeg2 and ac3 at the same time, or output in separate elementary streams
    I love it when a plan comes together!
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    Originally Posted by Baldrick
    Because hcencoder can only import avs and d2v script files. You can then either make an avisynth script avs file yourself OR use an all-in-one solution like avstodvd and let it do it for you.
    I have installed HC and AVStoDVD. When I load the .mov file into AVStoDVD (options: Elementary MPEG2 Stream) and press start then I get Error: Avisynth open Failure: FFVideoSource: No Video track found.
    What am I doing wrong?
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    It looks like AVStoDVD cannot do .mov. It doesn't work. I get the error in previous message or when I preview it says in big red letters that No suitable output format found. I tried other formats like .m2t and avi and that works fine but not .mov.
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    AVStoDVD can process mov files, only if a suitable directshow audio codec is installed. You can try with ffdshow or with Quicktime Alternative.



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    Ffdshow is on my pc and enabled. AVStoDVD asks for it to use it and I allow.
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  10. AVStoDVD Author _MrC_'s Avatar
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    Have you tried with Quicktime Alternative?



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    I can't install QTAlternative. I will have to uninstall the regular/official Quicktime Player. My Avid Media Composer software will complain about these changes, I fear.
    Don't you thinks so?
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    Originally Posted by ricardouk
    avisynth + Quenc

    1 - rename the video.mov to video.hdmov

    2 -
    Code:
    DirectShowSource("video.hdmov")
    Lanczos4Resize(720,576)
    3 - feed the avs scrit on to quenc, i prefer quenc as it can encode to mpeg2 and ac3 at the same time, or output in separate elementary streams
    I love it when a plan comes together!
    Ricardo Santos
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    Another source filter option in avisynth is qtsource, which utilizes the installed QT on your system.

    QTInput("video.mov")

    Quicktime Reference might be giving the other suggestions problems. You could export a lossless format wrapped in mov instead e.g. uncompressed, png, animation , or even visually lossless like DNxHD or ProRes

    On windows it would be better to export lossless AVI from Avid eg. lagarith, huffyuv, UT etc...
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