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Blu Ray menu problem!! (Loop) Encore CS4
by Camila Umaki 1 year ago
First, sorry for bad english.. I authored a Blu Ray disc on Encore CS4, but the menus won't work properly! The disc has 2 menus that are very simple, and both have the same problem: the music plays fo
Re: Blu Ray menu problem!! (Loop) Encore CS4
by Jon Geddes 1 year ago
Encore CS4 had issues with the rendering of a menu finishing prematurely and not giving any indication a problem had occurred. It only rendered 1 second of menu, which is why it keeps looping 1 second
Major Export/Encoding Discrepancies Revealed! Must Read...
by Jon Geddes 1 year ago
Did you know that with just the following 3 settings; GPU acceleration, Maximum Render Quality, and Queuing in Media Encoder, there are 8 total combinations of how you can setup the export with 8 diff
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Re: Additional rendering and encoding data from another user
by Jon Geddes 1 year ago
I just realized why your MRQ vs noMRQ encoding times were likely different when GPU acceleration was on... Not all effects are GPU accelerated. Some must use the CPU, and for those scenes, you want MR
Changing Menu Loop Times Beyond 30 Seconds.
by Adam Berch 1 year ago
I am in Encore CS 6 building a Blu-Ray DVD. I have 2 menus a Main Menu and 1 Submenu. The Submenu has 4 Video Buttons that you can put Videos inside of. I created a 52 Second QT movie that I want to p
Re: Changing Menu Loop Times Beyond 30 Seconds.
by Jon Geddes 1 year ago
Hi Adam, Your audio and video are linked together, and by default the menu background of a Zip Kit is 30 seconds long. You can either trim the song down to 30 seconds, or locate the menu background as
Red Pixelization In Video Preview
by Derek Rucas 2 years ago
Has anybody seen this before I've exported the source video twice now with NO red pixelation, then about 30 minutes in, (the video is 2 hrs total) I get this red pixelation on the monitor preview. Der
Re: Red Pixelization In Video Preview
by Jon Geddes 2 years ago
H.264 is a superior codec, and will provide better quality at an equal bitrate to mpeg2. You can use your method, but for best quality, I recommend h.264. Jon Geddes www.precomposed.com
Question about Creating Encore DVD's in Photoshop
by Kevin OBrien 2 years ago
Please bear with me here.... I'm putting a ton of work into an Encore DVD menu and I want to be sure I'm working with the correct settings... I'm in the process of designing a DVD menu from scratch in
Re: Question about Creating Encore DVD's in Photoshop
by Jon Geddes 2 years ago
No problem. Anytime! Jon Geddes www.precomposed.com
Joey Delgado 2 years ago
Hi John: Looking for sports-related menus to use in Blu-ray format with CS5 Encore. Can you advise?
Jon Geddes 2 years ago
None of our templates are sports themed by default, but they can easily be modified for that theme. I recommend the White Wedding template for that purpose, as it is very generic. Was this helpful
Joey Delgado 2 years ago
OK, I just took a look and that's pretty cool if it can work for my purposes. Any way to download a trial that is non-publishable If it works, I'll gladly purchase.
Joey Delgado 2 years ago
Hey, just thought I'd check in on this. Is there any kind of trial available Very interested if so. Thanks.
Jon Geddes 2 years ago
I'm sorry, we do not currently offer a trial or sample project, but we will look into this for the future. We do offer all the tutorials for free from the Tutorial section of our website, and you can [more]
Joey Delgado 2 years ago
Can you email me at memovid@aol.com to discuss offline
Imgburn is taking 8hrs to burn and verify. Yikes!
by Peter Slabysz 2 years ago
I'm using a Verbatim BD-R and a LG 6X writer to do a MPEG Disc Image to Blu-Ray burn. Why is it taking 8 hours to do this Log attached. BTW, I did 2 discs with the same results. I swear I did one that
Re: Imgburn is taking 8hrs to burn and verify. Yikes!
by Jon Geddes 2 years ago
Hi Peter, Looking at your log file, it appears you are having serious issues with the discs you are using or the drive you are using, though it looks like you recently had a successful burn in the 20
Service: Precomposed Media LLC
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
Garden Grove California, United States DVD   Design Precomposed Media LLC DVD and Blu-ray Authoring     DVD Encoding     Graphic & Motion Design Precomposed Media is an indust
@spiros giann
by Jon Geddes 2 years ago
Hi Spiros, Please direct all support questions to support@precomposed.com and provide your Order ID from your purchase. Thank you. Jon Geddes www.precomposed.com
After Effects & Making DVD's
by Didier Fereaux 5 years ago
Hey guys got a simple question I was hoping you could help me with! I d like to ask a question before I try it myself and waste resources =) (*insert standard I ve searched everywhere and didn t reall
Re: After Effects & Making DVD's
by Jon Geddes 3 years ago
You can use the Animation codec at 100 Quality. Jon Geddes www.precomposed.com
Blu ray authoring with custom menus
by Sivan Geyra 3 years ago
I'm not sure I am posting this in the right place but here goes: I am looking for a way to burn blu ray DVDs with custom menus, prior to blu ray I burned normal DVDs using DVD Studio pro (although I w
Re: Blu ray authoring with custom menus
by Jon Geddes 3 years ago
Yes we do. We have an hour long Encore tutorial which explains how to author a disc with custom motion menus and transitions that have been rendered in After Effects (using our Pro Motion Menu Kits).
Recommended DVD Replication Company
by Kathie Brown 3 years ago
Hi: Most of the posts on recommended DVD duplication companies are older. I have several jobs coming up that will require DVD duplication or replication. I also need them to print the DVD cover, an in
Re: Recommended DVD Replication Company
by Jon Geddes 3 years ago
If you order a lot of discs (in the thousands), shipping can get expensive. You might want to consider finding a local place. Where do you live Jon Geddes www.precomposed.com
How can I get rid of this aliasing?
by Phil Bates 3 years ago
I am working on a guitar player s DVD and the resulting transcoded video looks like it s doing some line-skipping, or some other resolution compromise. If you look at the guitar strings on the attache
Re: How can I get rid of this aliasing?
by Jon Geddes 3 years ago
No adjustment in Encore will solve the problem unless you have frame blending enabled (by default, it should be turned off). You may just need to use a better quality encoder. If you'd like, I can enc
Premiere CS5: HD 1280x720 30p to SD NTSC DVD
by Dmitriy Dribinskiy 3 years ago
Hi, I just finished editing my first CS5 project. Now I need to create a SD NTSC DVD. The original footage (timeline) is 1280x720 30p. What settings preset format should I use (i.e preset for MPEG-2 D
Re: Premiere CS5: HD 1280x720 30p to SD NTSC DVD
by Jon Geddes 3 years ago
Please read this article by Adobe's Todd Kopriva on GPU accelerated scaling in Premiere CS5 (and above). http: provideocoalition.com index.php adobe story scaling_in_adobe_premiere_pro_cs5 He explains
I Need a DVD Duplicator Recommendation
by Thomas Hughes 4 years ago
I have a MicroBoards DVD duplicator that I bought 18 months ago. It has not worked properly for about three months. It's the PRM-516 standalone, and duplicates 5 at a time. It's been working intermitt
Re: I Need a DVD Duplicator Recommendation
by Jon Geddes 4 years ago
I'm not sure what your budget is, but Rimage is one of the best. Costco uses them in all their photo centers for disc duplication. Jon Geddes www.precomposed.com
DVD froze during screening
by Taku Suzuki 4 years ago
We had two DVD's freeze every 5 minutes for about 2 seconds during a screening. (almost the worst thing that can happen) Process: Compressed it to mpeg2 with Compressor (avg. bitrate might have been s
Re: DVD froze during screening
by Jon Geddes 4 years ago
I'd say a likely candidate for the freezing is the brand of media used, and the speed at which it was burned. This could have easily caused the freezing problems you experienced, and would also explai
Seperating Dual Layers
by Francisco Velazquez 4 years ago
Hi, I have a question and hope it is something you guys can help with and I can accomplish. I published a Master DVD and am trying to get it replicated. It is a dual layer 8GB DVD and the replication
Re: Seperating Dual Layers
by Daniel Ludwig 4 years ago
Hi Francisco, you need to deliver a DDP-Image for (not only) DL-DVD-Replication. this could be done in two ways: 1. DLT-tape for every layer of your disk a DLT-tape will be written, so the replicator
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Compressor M2V Exports
by Sherwin Akbarzadeh 4 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to burn HD material onto a SD DVD but the results are more pixelated than i'd imagined. The source is an XDCAM 720 25p quicktime. The text especially is messy at the edges. This would b
Re: Compressor M2V Exports
by Jon Geddes 4 years ago
This is a common scenario, but unfortunately the leading NLE providers are using very poor quality downscaling algorithms. You might be interested in reading this article that shows examples of what y
frame rates in PP & AE
by dimitri papas 4 years ago
can someone PLEASE offer some advise on the following: apologies in advance for all the detail of this post.... i have HD 1080p mpeg video footage at 25fps which i edited in a PP sequence at 24fps, no
Re: frame rates in PP & AE
by Jon Geddes 4 years ago
In all the time that its going to take you to find a "quick fix" to your problem, you could have just copied the clips into a 25 fps sequence and manually adjusted all the gaps. This is the best way t
CS5 HD to SD Encoding Quality
by Jon Geddes 4 years ago
A while back we wrote an article on the best methods to achieve studio quality downscaling of HD Source material to SD DVD. That article discussed the issues with the major NLE software solutions, suc
Editor/Motion Graphics Designer - 2.5 years experience
by Giulio Calisse 4 years ago
Hi, I'm a professional Motion Graphics and vfx designer based in Toronto, Canada. I'm specialized in After Effects and Cinema 4D, and I'm looking for either freelance work or a full time position. I'v
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Sharing Premiere file from PC to MAC
by Neobe Velis 4 years ago
Hello, I was hired to finish editing a movie that was started on CS4 for PC. I have CS4 Mac. The hard drive was formatted NTFS on WIN XP PRO. I can't mount it on my mac. I have another hard drive I ca
Re: Sharing Premiere file from PC to MAC
by Jon Geddes 4 years ago
You can also attach an HSF+ Mac formatted drive to a PC using the Mac Drive application: http: www.mediafour.com products macdrive Jon Geddes www.precomposed.com
FCP/prores to Windows 7 CS4 Premiere issue
by Nathan Hall 4 years ago
Hey Everyone, thanks in advance for the help I know I'll get here. I really appreciate it. OK, here we go.... I shoot with a Sony Z7 to compact flash card. The camera saves it as M2T files. I have a P
Re: FCP/prores to Windows 7 CS4 Premiere issue
by Jon Geddes 4 years ago
What codec does it say the file is encoded as With Quicktime installed, you do not need the separate decoder installed as that was for older versions of quicktime. The Pro Res codec should have no pro
PremierePro/EncoreCS5 Frame Swapping
by Dan Fedida 4 years ago
I'm having the strangest problem with Premiere Pro CS5: I'm editing shows ranging from about 1hr 30 to 2hrs 30 in PP CS5 and using dynamic link to author in Encore CS5. Only by complaint have I notice
Re: PremierePro/EncoreCS5 Frame Swapping
by Jon Geddes 4 years ago
I've experienced many glitches with the dynamic link feature. When it works, it is nice, but often times it does not. If you encounter a glitch like this, you will need to transcode before bringing in
Frame Rates for Composition and Render
by Chin Park 4 years ago
Hello, Some footages I am using have 25fps, while others have 29.97fps. 1. Should I set the composition with 25 or 29.95fps 2. Should I export using 25 or 29.95fps This will probably be for HDTV. Curr
Re: Frame Rates for Composition and Render
by Jon Geddes 4 years ago
I agree with the frame blending, it does not look good, which is why it should be disabled. However, the animation is smooth when the 29.97 comp is placed in the 25 fps comp. As I said, it appears Aft
How to make reflection glow on logo?
by Simon Lee 4 years ago
Hi! Can someone give me tutorial link how to make reflection glow on logo image, like gold glow or something like that. I can find in here and google. Thanks!
Re: How to make reflection glow on logo?
by Jon Geddes 4 years ago
Apply the CC Light Sweep effect to the layer, then keyframe the center... I forgot to mention we also used that technique in the video I posted. Jon Geddes www.precomposed.com
Cloud of dust from falling object
by Ben Mettler 4 years ago
So I have a simple animation with some text falling and landing on the ground. I would like to make a little cloud of dust come up when it lands. How would I do this I don't need anything fancy or sup
Re: Cloud of dust from falling object
by Jon Geddes 4 years ago
Someone asked the same question a while back and I briefly explained how I achieved the effect for our Texture Pack promo video: http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 2 949789 The video can be seen he
How to Create a BluRay Disc
by Thomas Hughes 5 years ago
My in-house DVD guy left the company recently. He trained a new person to do everything except the occasional BluRay disc. We don't usually deliver in BluRay. We do primarily weddings. We shoot XDCAM
Re: How to Create a BluRay Disc
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
We have created a complete walkthrough video tutorial for creating a Blu-ray and DVD disc in Encore for our Pro Motion Menu Kit products. It is freely available to everyone, and can be accessed from t
Yikes - AE errors on loading in Windows7
by Graham Quince 5 years ago
Hi everyone, I've just upgraded the OS on my laptop from Windows XP to Windows 7 (32 bit) and run into problems with After Effects CS3. Running as usual these are the errors I get: Error: opening reso
Re: Yikes - AE errors on loading in Windows7
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
I'm running AE CS3 and AE CS4 on Windows 7 64-bit without issues. I'm not even running in compatibility mode or having to run as administrator. What action are you doing in particular to cause these e
Plenty of Ram & Processing power... AE isn't utilising any of it
by Daniel Christie 5 years ago
Windows 7 64 bit 8 GB RAM Quad 2.6 GHz AMD Phenom II 810 It doesn't seem to matter how the multiprocessing options are set, what resolution the project is, how complicated the comp is or what format I
Re: Plenty of Ram & Processing power... AE isn't utilising any of it
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
It's possible that the bottleneck is not the amount of ram you have or your processor speed, but your hard drive speed. Your processor could be waiting on your hard drive to write the data, therefore
Capturing HDMI output from Sony HX1 on PC?
by Alan Parker 5 years ago
I just want to use my great Sony HX1 DSLR as a high quality web camera with zoom. Then I can do continuous video capture of lectures in my notebook PC, and not have the 30 minute and 2Gig limit when r
Re: Capturing HDMI output from Sony HX1 on PC?
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
I'm pretty sure the HDMI port is an output only, but you should confirm that on your own. I don't think you would be able to feed the laptop a video feed through an HDMI to USB converter, but that is
Animate illustrator-objects in AE
by Kenneth Tolaas 5 years ago
Hello, we have got a new logo for our Arabic TV-channel, and I want to animate the blue lines flying around the text. I guess the lines have to straighten out at the top and bottom, and be more curved
Re: Animate illustrator-objects in AE
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
Follow Andrew Kramer's tutorial here on creating the particles, and mapping it to a null object (making it much easier to control): http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials 3d_stroke_effect Jon Geddes www
Terrible render quality
by James Harding 5 years ago
I am rendering 1080i avchd footage to mpeg 2 for dvd export. I am using the interlaced pal widescreen profile but with maximum quality and maximum render quality enabled. The video is awful, unsharp,
Re: Terrible render quality
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
You should read my article here, which includes image comparisons and all: http: www.precomposed.com blog 2009 07 hd-to-sd-dvd-best-methods It provides a step by step walkthrough using Dan's method, w
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HD to SD Best Quality workflow
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
Obviously there are problems with all NLE programs (not just Final Cut or Premiere) with converting HD projects to an SD DVD. Even with the best settings, there is still horrible aliasing especially n
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Re: HD to SD Best Quality workflow
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
Do you have the latest Quicktime version on your PC Also, you may need to install the Prores codec as well. Jon Geddes www.precomposed.com
Could wiggle fix the light flickering
by abdo abouzeid 5 years ago
I am having a problem that could kill my shot. i am shooting infront of a greenscreen, the light i am using had a flicker that wasn't visible to the naked eye, but its easily visible on the footage. i
Re: Could wiggle fix the light flickering
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
The script I wrote doesn't necessarily have to be used on the green screen. It can be used on any part that is pretty consistent throughout the shot, but does have the flickering. You could even use t
Sparkle Trail With Text Reveal
by Megan Goode 5 years ago
I'm trying to make an effect similar to the one in this video http: www.youtube.com watch v=B2KPDOTWGCY The part where there's a trail and it reveals the text,I've already done the sparkle trail in pa
Re: Sparkle Trail With Text Reveal
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
The particles can actually be created using CC Particle World, and the reveal of the text is done with a simple Linear Wipe. I used both of these effects for our Enchanted Waters Motion Menu: http: ww
Movement of the still Null
by Alejandro Benavente 5 years ago
Hi, guys. This one is pretty difficult to explain. I'll post it under "expressions" because I've got a feeling that would be the way to solve it, sorry if I'm wrong. I've got a 3D scene with some obje
Re: Movement of the still Null
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
I used this expression for our Opening Night Motion Menu Kit, which features a theater with realistic lighting: http: www.youtube.com watch v=r43tmSVjF0A Name your null object "Flare_Source", make sur
Cube in After Effects
by Pete Davis 5 years ago
Hi, I am looking to make a cube in Illustrator or photoshop, bring the cube into AE and rotate it so I can see all 6 sides. Is making the cube in AI the best way to do this Right now when I import the
Re: Cube in After Effects
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
I created a cube for our Texture Pack promo video seen here: http: www.precomposed.com products texture_packs You will see the cube at 26 seconds into the video. You will notice I "slid" a texture ont
What Computer Is good
by Mohammad Taghi Karimi 5 years ago
hello people. first of all thanks to CCow Leaders for their help. i want to buy a computer and i dont know what to buy here a list that computer shop gave me. i think CPU is good but the Graphic Card
Re: What Computer Is good
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
If I were you, I would try and get an Intel Corei7 920 CPU, it will cut your render times in half from the processor you have listed, and is not that much more expensive. The Geforce GTX 260 and above
Computer shutdown while rendering
by Don Watt 5 years ago
Hi, I have used After Effects for a few years to do very, very simple things such as keying, time stretch etc. So I am a very basic user starting to need to learn more. I have about a million question
Re: Computer shutdown while rendering
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
If you are using stock coolers for the processors, then you can drop your temps by 10 degrees Celsius or more simply by upgrading to a much better Heatsink and Fan. You will likely need to spend over
dvd after burning
by James Wright 5 years ago
I just burnt a copy of my film to DVD. when watching it back the left side has been trimmed, but not on my pc but on any TV. Ive tried a brand new sony & panasonic but both have same effect. so, for e
Re: dvd after burning
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
Those Action Title Safe guides are there for a reason. Older tube tv's use overscan which causes the edges to get cut off. Newer tvs that use all digital connection will not. The outer-most rectangle
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Last frame of intro clip = menu?
by Zachary Byer 5 years ago
Hi, new here and was hoping someone could help me out. Been racking my head on this for the past couple days and can't figure it out. Been researching the net, and the only thing that comes close to m
Re: Last frame of intro clip = menu?
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
Thats right, I forgot about that with Layered psd files since I never use them, I only use custom shapes. Jon Geddes Motion Graphics Designer www.precomposed.com
Chapter menus
by thomas benton 5 years ago
Greetings I am having some issues with My DVD builds not playing on PC computers correctly. I am using DVD studio Pro to build an almost 2.5 hour DVD on a DVD+R DL. On a few tracks, Close to the end,
Re: Chapter menus
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
Make sure you are using Verbatim 2.4x DVD+R DL discs. Burn at 2.4x speed ONLY. Its likely your pc's cd-rom drive is just not able to read your burned disc well, either because its a cheap drive, or th
A headache of a problem! After Effects to DVDSP
by Ilya Osovets 5 years ago
Hello to every one! I am having a heck of a time trying to figure this out. I will try and sum this up as best as I can The goal of the project is - To create a motion menu in After Effects, export an
Re: A headache of a problem! After Effects to DVDSP
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
I can confirm what Michael said. I use the same method for my Pro Motion Menu Kit Products, which are 3D Motion Menus created in After Effects, and can be authored in DVDSP (using custom button shapes
help with creating a custom buttom
by Nelson May 5 years ago
I have FCP 6, but am using the DVD studio 4 Apple Certified book for DVD studio in FCP 5.1. A lot doesn't seem to have changed. Anyway, I have a client that wants a custom button, but I can't get it t
Re: help with creating a custom buttom
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
The icon layer is just the image that represents your button when you import it into dvd sp, and has nothing to do with the actual button when you place it on a menu. The highlight layer will be the g
My DVD looks pixelated
by Dominic Lopez 5 years ago
Here's my problem: I recently purchased Sony's HDR-FX1000 HD camcorder. It still shoots to HDV cassettes, which is okay since I don't have the money for cards, yet. I just finished editing a short fil
Re: My DVD looks pixelated
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
It has nothing to do with the camera, and no, you do not have to re-edit the project in a different setting. Even though it shoots in 24p, hdv firewire is only capable of sending a 29.97 signal (it ha
Blu-Ray Anyone?
by Beau Brotherton 6 years ago
Hello to all, I have a question that might of been asked before, but I didn't see it in the archives. So here we go.... I am about two years into my Event Videography business and yesterday I meet wit
Re: Blu-Ray Anyone?
by Jon Geddes 6 years ago
At the time I bought the Blu-ray drive, B&H (bhphotovideo.com) was the only reputable vendor selling it. I often get my Amaray DVD cases (for standard dvd's) at sleeve city (sleevetown.com), but I pur
Video on Menu Won't Play Past 30 seconds
by John Felt 6 years ago
Hello all I am working on a DVD where I want to put a looping video on the menu. In order to do this I created a drop zone for it and out it in that. However the video is 1:30 and it stops playing and
Re: Video on Menu Won't Play Past 30 seconds
by Jon Geddes 6 years ago
Unfortunately DVDSP sets the default length of motion menus to 30 seconds, regardless of how long your asset is. This default duration can be changed in the preferences, however, you must still manual
Motion Menus and BUTTONS? All with After Effects?
by Bryan Sanders 6 years ago
Hi, I'm using DVDSP VER 4 on a 2 x 3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Mac Pro with 6GB memory. If After Effects were a woman we would be on our second honey moon right now, but I'm unfortunately self-taught and st
Re: Motion Menus and BUTTONS? All with After Effects?
by Jon Geddes 6 years ago
I created a tutorial for DVD Studio Pro for use with my Pro Motion Menu Kit products, which use advanced motion menus created in After Effects. Even though the tutorial was written for use with my pro


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