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What do you use for authoring DVD/Blu-ray content (including transcoding)
I am the unofficial videographer for my daughter's dance studio. The studio wants to sell DVD/Blu-ray of their recital/summer showcase events. I'm using a Panasonic TM90 to take video recorded AVCHD 1080/60p. As this is not meant to be a professional grade endeavor, I am not doing anything overly involved in the editing stage. I am using Panasonic HD Writer to trim original clips and then splice together a full time with transitions between scenes and some title sequences. Panasonic HD Writer does not need to do an re-encoding to output the final .m2ts file, which is nice.
Wondering what you guys use for transcoding and authoring your content to DVD/Blu-ray.
I have Creative Suite CS6 so I have Premier Pro, Encore and Media Encoder already at my disposal
I've been fine with Encore for actual menu creation, and it has a pretty nice free library to worth it.
The transcode for MPEG-2 DVD from the Mainconcept codec included seems to be pretty poor compared to some testing I did with TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works. The transcode for H.264 Blu-ray looked fine.
I'm not against spending some money on better software, be it one product that does it all, or separate products for transcoding and authoring. From looking around, the popular options (mix of encoders and authoring tools): TMPGEnc, Sony DVD Architect/Vegas, DVD-lab PRO, Cinema Craft Encoder, ProCoder, VideoReDo, and HCenc
I see the most recommendations for HCenc and TMPGEnc for encoders and Encore/DVD-lab PRO for authoring, although a few people say TMPGEnc's authoring tool (which also uses their encoder) is much easier to use.
At the moment, I'm inclined to buy TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works as a standalone transcoder and then use Encore for the authoring. This will eliminate any need for Encore to have to invoke Adobe Media Encoder and the Mainconcept codec. But, I am all ears if someone has recommendations for another directions.
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