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Seti Orion
08-06-2005, 07:23 PM
I hear this codec is $3000 and is really good.

Anyone use this?

So whats the deal use this codec with TMPGEnc
and get the best results?

Is there better?

What are you guys using?

mgrusin
08-08-2005, 08:11 AM
You'd use CC instead of TMPGEnc. They're different encoders that do the same thing (convert various AV formats into MPEG).

From what I've heard, Hollywood productions often use the expensive CC codec for DVD production. They will optimize encoding settings per-scene and sometimes per-frame (what a job!). They need the features of a high-end product because they know what they're doing. I believe the major benefit of the expensive CC encoder is that you can specify how many passes to make (to optimize the encoding). TMP has a limit of 2.

For much less money, TMP can get you 90% of the way there. But note that CC also produces (cheap) consumer level encoders. I once gave a consumer CC encoder a 30-day trial, and it seemed to do a good job. But I stuck with TMPGEnc because that's what I know and NT has integrated it well with VT.

-MG.