[help Needed] Tech Support - Convert To Mpg2
Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:57 PM
Posted 12 March 2010 - 08:43 AM
If you are following the directions within that guide and you are still having problems it would be best to list the specific errors or problems that you are experiencing so that those of us more experienced with the program have a better grasp of what is going on and can actually help you.
Posted 14 March 2010 - 05:44 AM
The guide Ngsilver linked discusses some software people at the animemusicvideos.org site use to create MPEG-2 files. Please be aware this may not be easy for you to use depending on the software you are already working with and your experience working with video. TMPGEnc is a standalone piece of software that I and NGsilver have personally used. In my usual editing setup I'm working with Adobe Premiere and exporting an avi file which I then use TMPGEnc to encode. Some editing software has direct options for outputting MPEG-2 computer files but not all of them. I do now know what you did last year but if you have changed software you are using then it is possible you can no longer just use a simple export like you may have in the past and you may need a standalone program like TMPGEnc.
Also please note that not all of the resolutions sizes and settings on that animemusicvideos.org document are valid submission formatting for us. It is an old document the community created to cover a general situation and is PC/Windows based.
Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:42 PM
I am looking for now to format the filename. Is it the same as last year?
Also, was there an entry form that needs to be mailed with the source? Or just label the CD the same as the file?
Posted 19 March 2010 - 11:35 PM
Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:06 PM
Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:26 AM
Though I never recommend saving your video in the final release format from a video editor. The encoders included in these programs tend to be 3rd rate and produce less quality then stand alone programs that output into the format you require. It's usually best to output into a lossless format from your editing program and then convert that into the format you need for the contest.
We recommend tmpegenc for mpeg2 (it comes with a free trial for the mpeg2 output) and zarxgui for outputting the mpeg4.