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 Post subject: AFX file formats
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:47 pm 
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hi guys, I'm compositing lots of little avi's in afx then want to output to save on DVD to send to the UK for the inlaws to watch on their TV. Anyone know what settings I should pick from render? Also have lost one bit of original footage so want to use the remaining .mov file within my afx project but it crashes each time, not on import but upon trying to scrub through it. ANy thoughts? Am wondering if nesting might help.

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 Post subject: Re: AFX file formats
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:39 pm 
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Usually when I'm outputting video to be played on a dvd player I will output using the Adobe Media Encoder and using the Mpeg2-DVD preset. Then I'll bring those into encore and they don't need any extra encoding etc. Does after effects give any errors with the problem .mov file?


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 Post subject: Re: AFX file formats
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:10 am 
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Thx Athor, no, no error message, just 'not responding'. Tried a few times and same each time.
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 Post subject: Re: AFX file formats
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:30 am 
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Uk uses Pal so i would render out what you would nomally render out for tv here. 720x576 square pixels with i thinks where on upper fields but google it to be safe.

side note what hardware will they be viewing it on? PC, mac, dvd player, mircowave? cos if its pc i wouldnt worry too much about it.....
but if its to dvd then mpeg2 is the standard formant to safe alittle time render it out to this format(mpeg2) or if you using the new CS3-4 suit open your AEP file straight up in adobe premiere and render it out to meg2 so when you want to create the dvd and authorize(encore or nero) it wont take too long to encode.

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 Post subject: Re: AFX file formats
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:15 pm 
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it wil be played on TV through DVD player. Thanks for tips chaps. But are you saying output MPEG2 from afx and that's it? Or are you saying there is then another step? I only have standalone AFX for now. tx

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 Post subject: Re: AFX file formats
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:09 pm 
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Hmm...back on rendering from afx. If I try to chose MPEG2-DVD from drop down menu under Output Modul Settings it says 'could not load any writer, Adobe Media Encoader will now exit'. Not sure what this means and if there's an alternative way round this?

sigh, (in best jewish mother voice) 'nothing is ever easy'!

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 Post subject: Re: AFX file formats
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:44 pm 
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nastry but render out a uncompressed avi and then if you have the option in nero burner a movie to DVD and make crappy nero dvd chapters some versions of nero are different i can do it using home nero but at works nero.
check to see if you have the option to do this first before rendering out anthing. Other wise get them to send you the make or model of dvd player and see if it can just read data discs? if maybe easier than encoded to dvd.
Last resort search using open source at the beign of a google search and see what pops up.
most commercial products have a crappy free version somewhere online the trick to soo know where to look. Ill see if i can muster up some free encoders and dvd makers for ya
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 Post subject: Re: AFX file formats
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:46 pm 
http://www.vso-software.fr/products/convert_x_to_dvd/

if you use this there is no need to output dvd codec from afx. make quicktime or avi and use this.
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 Post subject: Re: AFX file formats
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:17 pm 
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Ahhh...hehe. Ok I'll use that then shall I ? Sorry, didnt realise I could put whatever format into it. Cheers ears

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