View Full Version : What Type Of Disks Are Being Used?

Lace & Whiskey Fan
08-17-2007, 07:44 PM
What is the GB size that everybody uses for their edits disk-wise. So far, I have used the 8.5 GB disks, because the 4.7 disks weren't big enough. But looking at the prices of those now, I'm just curious if I'm spending too much or not. RIP Elvis :)

08-18-2007, 02:57 AM
well yes,you could shrink with cinema craft encoder

08-18-2007, 04:22 AM
Yeah I always just use 4.7, the quality hardly changes if you encode with CCE.

08-18-2007, 04:25 AM
CCE all the way. No better tool.

Lace & Whiskey Fan
08-18-2007, 01:17 PM
I'm sorry, but what is CCE? Not to send like a newbie, but I have troubles with all these short form program names, etc. If the quality doesn't change, I guess I just saved myself lots of dough! Thanks guys.

08-18-2007, 01:42 PM
AVP mentioned it in the 2nd post.... Cinema Craft Encoder.

08-18-2007, 01:49 PM
you need dvdrebuilder and it will have a few encoders but choice CCE and aleast use 6pass

Lace & Whiskey Fan
08-18-2007, 02:30 PM
I was looking at prices for this program, and what I found was over 1000 bucks. Is this correct?

08-18-2007, 02:33 PM
the basic version is about 60$

08-18-2007, 02:34 PM
no theres a freeware version

http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video ... uilder.cfm (http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/dvd-rebuilder.cfm)

08-18-2007, 02:50 PM
that does not include CCE.

08-18-2007, 02:53 PM
it does

08-18-2007, 03:52 PM
if it's an awesome edit and not likely to be "revised" i will gladly burn a DVD9.

all other edits (especially ones under 2 hours) should be released on DVD5 simply for the cost

08-18-2007, 03:59 PM
Yeah, there's a CCE trial version (that I *believe* doesn't expire)... works wonders with DVDRebuilder. I have a tutorial video that I grabbed up somewhere that shows you how to install, set up, and use CCE (and some other tools like AVISynth) in conjunction with DVDRebuilder to get a 6-pass VBR encode from a DVD. It works great!

08-18-2007, 04:25 PM
the trial works with a little tool which has to set up for rebuilder: elcce. With this rebuilder is able to use CCE trial as if it was normal. Unfortunately from what I know you cannot use this CCE version for normal encoding.

08-18-2007, 06:07 PM
is it best to use the VBR CCE encode at the start of a project ie when ripping the DVD from disc or at the end just before dropping it into DVD lab to author?

always wondered this as i usually do it at the end.

08-18-2007, 06:34 PM
best is to encode just one time. When you are done editing.

Lace & Whiskey Fan
08-18-2007, 07:09 PM
Can't I just use the reduce mpeg size option on my copy of DVD lab pro? I tried it and the results look good.

08-19-2007, 02:12 AM
if you are satisfied, then this is your tool. But qualitywise there are BIG differences. If you don't want to use CCE, the freeware version of tmpgenc can still produce awesome quality with encoding.