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Encore is Adobe's very powerful DVD and Blu-ray production software and ships with Premiere Pro and is capable of producing Hollywood standard DVDs. In this series of tutorials, Andrew Devis demonstrates how to get started with Encore so that you can produce high quality DVDs that reflect your work. In this first tutorial Andrew shows how to get your sequences into Encore ready to link up for DVD/Blu-Ray/Web DVD creation



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Re: Adobe Encore Basics 1: Getting Sequences into Encore
by Kathryn Piotrowski
Andrew THANK YOU for making such clear, concise videos about Encore. I am a little late in the game for using Encore for making DVDs and you have made my transition from another software to Encore a much easier one. Adobe did not include Encore in their CC versions...personally I think they jumped the gun if they think DVDs are going away any time soon. My question is "Is there any other DVD/Blu Ray creator software you would recommend other than Encore?" Again, Thank You...your Tutorials ARE THE BEST!
Kathryn
Adobe Encore Basics with Andrew Devis,... Yes!
by Curt Thurston
I have found myself, suddenly in the position of having to learn Encore ASAP! Naturally I went straight to the Creative Cow. Went to the tutorial section and clicked on the only link for Encore and hoped for the best. Scrolled down a little and saw a Adobe Encore Basics by YOU! I said "Yes!" outloud. Andrew, it was your AE basics tutorials that got me up and running in AE in a short amount of time. Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into these instructional videos. They are short, easy to understand, packed with relevant information, and exactly what I need.

Curt
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@Curt Thurston
by Andrew Devis
Hi Curt

I have to say that your message has put a big smile on my face :o)

I'm really pleased that you've found the AE and now the Encore tutorials helpful, the 9 I did on Encore should get you up and running fairly fast.

All the best
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
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Re: Adobe Encore Basics 1: Getting Sequences into Encore
by Andy tEA
Andrew I've finally signed up to Creative Cow largely to just say a huge THANK YOU, you're a legend with great teaching techniques, straight to the point and so much easier to listen to and more knowledgable than most tutorial I've found trawling the net.

One question though, I've been trying to bring in timelines into Encore CS5 in exactly the same way that you do in the tutorial. However I find that trying to open the project in the 'import' section so that I can view the different sequences etc. takes a painfully slow time, often 10mins or so. It then takes a long time to then load the selected sequence into Encore.

I've been trying to create a sample DVD of some of my most recent work, so that means bringing in numerous timelines from different short projects. So far It's taken nearly a day just to finally load all of the timelines into the encore project. Is that normal or is there some way of speeding up the process?
@Andy tEA
by Andrew Devis
Hi Andy

Firstly, thank you for your kind comments, I am really pleased to hear that you are finding the tutorials helpful and I hope in time there will be many more.

I can see that the issues with Encore must be a real pain for you! Are you importing the sequences or are you sending them via dynamic link from Premiere Pro? Importing them may take a long time but dynamic linking them from Premiere Pro to Encore should be quicker.

However, do bear in mind that when you create the final DVD the process will take a long time as rendering is a long slow process. The longer the sequences the longer the time it will take to render the final DVD.

If you are dynamically linking and it is taking a while, it could be the computer although I have no way or really knowing. But I do know that the larger a project gets the longer it takes to manage.

Try brining in and organising one timeline at a time as you need it rather than trying to bring in lots at one go. So bring in the timline, wire it up etc and then send the next one over from Premiere Pro and set it up and see if that works any better.

Otherwise ... it may be worth putting a post in the forum to see if anyone else is/has had this type of issue and what suggestions they can make.

All the best
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
@Andrew Devi
by Andy Tea
Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the quick response.


Since my last email I have noticed that when opening previously saved Encore Projects it hangs on 20% for a painfully long time when opening the project. (possibly from loading in the previously mentioned sequences).

I've been bringing in the timelines via the following method:

In Encore: In Project window:
(Right Click) 'Import AS' > 'Timeline'

Then I navigate to the folder on my D: Drive where I keep all of my Premiere Pro Projects and click 'Open' once I've selected the project.(The same way that you import sequences in your tutorial)

It is at this stage where it takes a very long time (approx 10 mins) to load the project folders & Sequences etc. in order for me to select the sequence I wish to use as a timeline in my new DVD project.

Obviously as I intend to create a showreel DVD which features finished sequences from numerous projects I have worked on in the last 12 months I'm likely to have at least 10 sequences from various projects, plus a title sequence that I will need to import.

Perhaps as you quite rightly pointed out, it maybe the size of the projects (59KB - 147KB) that is causing them to be slow to import.

Each project usually consists of
around 1hours worth of AVCHD 1080p rushes, several music tracks, plus titles and video clutter effects such as film burns, overlays etc. I also tend to use Magic Bullet looks for grading.

Some of the projects have not been rendered out in Premiere prior to importing the sequence into Encore - could that be a possible cause for the lengthy delay in opening project in Encore?

You've probably correctly identified the problem given that each project has usually contains a lot of video source material and effects, so maybe I will also benefit from creating copies of each PPro Project and deleting unused sequences and unused source material and importing those.

Normally I would dynamically link directly from Premiere to send a sequence to be created into a DVD but, in this instance due to the fact that my timelines come from 10 different projects that is not really possible.

I think I will try instead to load all of the different sequences into Premiere and lay them onto one timeline, place chapter markers etc. and then Dynamically link to Encore and try it that way. Therefore Encore will just have one (albeit long) timeline to handle.

I know it will still take an age to import the required sequences into Premiere but I'll let you know what happens.

Thanks for all your help and advice and keep up the great work!

Andy




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Re: Adobe Encore Basics 1: Getting Sequences into Encore
by Julian Semilian
Hi Andrew,

Thank you for your comment. Just to let you know, your lessons are very handy and useful for all of our students and faculty here at the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

All the best,

Julian
@Julian Semilian
by Andrew Devis
Hi Julian

That is the best news I could get :o) to know that my tuts are being of use at your School of Filmmaking is fantastic! That is exactly why I make them!

More to come in time.
Thanks again
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: Adobe Encore Basics 1: Getting Sequences into Encore
by Julian Semilian
Andrew Devis is awesome! His teaching method is very clear and easy to follow.
@Julian Semilian
by Andrew Devis
Hi Julian

I am humbled by your comment.

Thank you
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: Getting Going with Encore 1: Getting Sequences into Encore
by Ann Bens
Hi Andrew
There is one drawback on using DL when going from HD(V) to SD is that Encore changes the fields of the footage You can check this by going into the Edit Quality Preset and look under source file.
If you want this fixed please file a feature request.
https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform
Ann


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