Re: video guys...question for you...
thanks guys. i am not running a raid. that is the way to approach it especially with blu-ray but i haven't seen any benefit compared to those already running a raid. i'm not concerned about speed...just the H.264. i have read that you can get great results with lower resolution, making for more storage space on blu-ray, with H.264, as Glen said. mpeg2 for blu-ray will be limited to roughly 2 hours max.
i was asking to see if the H.264 would yield better on the authoring end as opposed to mpeg2. sounds like no. sounds like i would only use it if i was making a disc over 2 hours. SO MUCH EXPERIMENTATION which i don't mind..... but it takes hours to see the result!
newbieguitar, you can get an awesome HD video cam by Canon for $600 give or take $100. The quality is awesome. For me, I can't show up to a shoot with that mini cam, even though the quality is outstanding!
jb, that is exactly right. the current machine i have in use is for video only. Just the OS and editing software is installed. no office, no nothing. i have a separate machine for that other stuff.
i personally hate mpeg. too much compression! i will tell you, i had the JVC HD7 HD video cam for about 2 weeks. it is a small cam, around $700, GREAT quality! i returned it because it wasn't good in low lighting and i was experimenting. the JVC file format is *.TOD which adobe couldn't read. i didn't want to take the extra step to transcode files that were captured to the camera's hard drive! if that was the case, i will still shoot tape and capture. anyway, i used nero 7 to create a blu-ray and it burned the TOD files to M2t files. the blu-ray it made is OUTSTANDING! that is where i got the idea of getting away from the mpeg2 files, which are compressed way too much. the quality of that smaller cam with M2t files blows away my $3000 Canon cam which was encoded to mpeg2. so i need to find the proper encoding method to get the same result on blu-ray using my Canon. Trying to figure out the encoding when using premiere cs3 / encore cs3.
Last edited by shredmaster; 03-20-2009 at 11:49 AM.