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Old 02 February 2010   #1
Demo Reel Question

Hi all,

I've compiled a reel with adobe after effects, and saved it as a quciktime file. My project size is 1280x720, and i saved the .mov file as the same. It looks great. Problem is when i use any program to convert to avi, and then to dvd format (what i need to submit to this company) the quality goes to ccrap. i have been trying this for days with no luck. I tried to save it out of AE as avi, but i does not look as good as QT.

How do u all setup up your reels for dvd format? thanks in advance.
 
Old 02 February 2010   #2
Quote: I tried to save it out of AE as avi, but i does not look as good as QT.
Render uncompressed, not from a quicktime, but straight out of the comp, then encode for DVD.
 
Old 02 February 2010   #3
Also, if space is an issue, there are AVI codecs that reduce the image size without throwing away any of the data. I use the Lagarith codec (it's free, nice bonus) all the time for transporting video between projects or over to my DVD encoding software. That one also supports a transparency channel which is helpful. Gives you the advantage of uncompressed quality without all the disk usage.
 
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