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Tom_n_Jonna 12-04-2007 11:27 PM

Procoder - Need help Encoding settings
Hi guys...long time no chat...hope everyone is doing well...

I'm hoping you can lend some expertise to the following problem.

I have digital cable and have tried to record some movies as of late and have found them to be copy-once protected with DTCP (Digital Transmission Copy Protection) I believe. I'm hoping to transfer them from my JVC DR-MH30 to DVD, but it won't let me.

To overcome this small obstacle, I've recorded from the JVC DR-MH30 to my computer using the HuffyUV CODEC and, of course, there are now several 2G segments that make up the entire movie.

My hope is to simply find a way to load up all the segments and seemlessly play them back through my ATI TV Out capability, which will allow me to record the output with my JVC DR-HM30 and transfer to DVD. I'm hoping you can help me understand how to do this.

If this is not the smartest way to do it, I have Procoder 2 and can encode with it, but I'm not very good with it yet. I've played around with it, but my results have been less than acceptable. HuffyUV preserved the quality exceptionally well and I'd hate to lose all that by re-encoding with Procoder if I don't need to.

Look forward to hearing back when you all have time.

All the best!

lordsmurf 12-05-2007 06:40 AM

Procoder is professional quality. I have MainConcept 1.5 too, which is a bit easier to use and does look a bit better than PC2 does.

I'll send you some e-mails and write more info when I get more time (next week). If you don't hear back by next Wed., I forget. Don't hesitate to remind me. PM a link with this post at that time.

Tom_n_Jonna 12-05-2007 10:17 AM

Many thanks, LS!

lordsmurf 12-07-2007 09:45 PM

Here you go. Video tutorial:

"Reload page to view video."

I opened my AVS file used in the recently-added guide, but an AVI would ideally be the same situation.

Tom_n_Jonna 12-16-2007 01:19 AM

LS...many Thanks!

I set Procoder as instructed. Video looks real good. Seems, however, to be a bit more jumpy on pans than the original AVI captures. Are there some settings I can play with concerning that?

Again, many thanks!

lordsmurf 12-16-2007 01:33 AM

Jumping is almost always an issue with interlace, specifically the SOURCE and OUTPUT field orders not matching the source, and not being set the same in both places in Procoder. What is your source, what is the source settings being read as, and what did you set the output to?

Tom_n_Jonna 12-16-2007 07:02 AM

Source is Huffy avi, 640x480, interlaced, upper/top and target is the MPEG settings (352x480,interlaced, upper/top, VBR 2-pass, etc.) you showed me.


lordsmurf 12-16-2007 07:11 AM

The framerates all match, too?
Are you watching these on a tv set, when you say it's jerky?

Tom_n_Jonna 12-16-2007 08:26 AM

Frame rates match too...I'm watching them on the computer...I'll try and burn one and watch it on the TV to see what happens. More to come...

lordsmurf 12-16-2007 08:41 AM

Sometimes the computer's CPU just doesn't work as well as a hardware decoder (as found in a DVD player). It might be nothing more than that. Hope so, actually, because that's the easiest solution.

Tom_n_Jonna 12-22-2007 08:46 AM

That's for sure...still haven't burned it yet...still need to get some newly purchased software installed. By the by...did you see my post to you about Visionaries? Let me know if you're interested.

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