Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 22:30:10 +0200

Author: Urs Lauterburg

Subject: Re: MPEG2 software



Good decision to choose the Apple road for this type of work. It saves you
a lot of time and hassles with no viruses good security as a bonus. iDVD
and iMovie are actually good enough and if you want to get real
professional you should do it all with Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro the
software I use for video editing. No problem to generate any format you
want (except .wav which is MS property and not meant for anybody out of

Steve, will you be in SLC? If yes I look forward to see you there again.

Regards Urs

Urs Lauterburg
Physics demonstrator
Physikalisches Institut
University of Bern

>Jim Frysinger: Jim, we tried out some MPEG2 software recommended
>by our media center that worked pretty well (much better than mpeg1),
>see below.
>After all our research, we ended up settling on using a Mac
>with iDVD and iMovie for the conversions...simple & good enough
>for what we needed.
>-- Steve W.
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 16:16:07 -0400
>Subject: Re: Upcoming Reservations (fwd)
>(To: and From: headers deleted)
>This is the program I used to create the mpeg2 file:
>It's installed on the video powerbook machine. It's pretty simple -
>export the clip as full quality DV file out of iMovie
>in mpeg2works, select the NTSC tab at the top
>select DVDNTSC 4:3
>import the .dv file into this mpeg2works
>output as mpeg2
>The ones I posted on Jshare were done using this method - I didn't
>change the default bitrate encoding settings at all.

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