Encoding of video.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by GraLk, Nov 7, 2002.

  1. GraLk

    GraLk Guest

    Hope this is in the right forum area...mods, please move it if not, thx.

    I need help with finding a really good application for encoding movies recorded using my mini-dv camcorder.

    Of course, on XP machine I have WMM, but I need a good app for my 2K machiine, which is the more powerful one.
    My camcorder can output either usb or firewire. I need an encoder like wincoder but better.

    Any suggestions please.

    Thx :D

    GraLk
     
  2. yea i'd like one too. i really dont like using wmm but i cant find anything else that i could encode movies to normal avis using divx or something.
     
  3. Mr Dead

    Mr Dead Guest

    The best enoded ive used is Cinema Craft Encoder. I use it to re-encode dvds to a lower bitrate, you can even get to movies with .ac3 sound on 1 dvd-r with no noticeable quality drop. If you are using a digital cam you can import and encode .dv directly. Check out doom9.org for some excellent guides..
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I found that the new WMV9 enocder (thinks it on www.windowsmedia.com ) did a great job of vob -> wmv in about 20 mins (tho timescale is obviously useless ... it uses wizards and did it in 0.5 realtime, I was very pleased with the result too...
    I still have the file... I was going for very lowfile size with ... viewable and audiable... movie here:

    http://www.husbandd.clara.net/Movies/NBK.wmv
    (nasty scene from natural born killers so be advised... ashley judd getting stabs to death in a courtroom with a pencil... lovely!)
     
  5. Mr Dead

    Mr Dead Guest

    I have an Xp2100 and 512 mb of pc2100 and I get speeds of 1.4 X realtime which is excellent using Cinema Craft Encoder and avisynth as a frameserver. Takes around 1hr 15 mins to encode a 2 hr dvd. Check out doom9.org for the guides.