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The complete trouble free package....

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by Timmie Boy, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. Timmie Boy

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    ....where are they?
    When visiting the different editing software forums I am amazed that the general quality of editing software is in such disarray.
    People are buying so many different packages just because one feature is done better than the other.
    For example: encoding video to mpeg2, transitions, titling are never consistently good in one package.
    I have yet to find a package that can do mpeg2 encoding to a professional standard.
    What do you guys think?
     
  2. JefUK

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    It is always best to convert to MPEG2 after editing for 2 reasons.

    Firstly, it enables the edited video to be retained as a "master" AVI - and therefore without any conversion from the original DV tape. Output to other media is possible from this AVI master, eg back to DV etc

    Secondly, the best encoders are normally free standing applications.

    TMPEGEnc is probably the best encoder of any, and there is a free version! Certainly it can produce MPEG2 DVD files that are indistiguishable from the original camcorder video.
     
  3. Floandal

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    Again, agreeing with Jefuk, TMPGenc is slower, but of much better quality than for example, Studio 7 or Nero's Mpeg codecs. But Pinnacle have promised improved codecs sometime soon, so it will be interesting to see if they can catch up with TMPGenc's quality, yet maintain their speed advantage.
    Alan.
     

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