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Craig Youmans
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Suggestions for Audio compressors
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I would like to know which are the best audio compressors for Blu-ray from stereo up to 7.1. To date I have been using either stereo PCM audio or AC3. The AC3 files have been created with the quite…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andreas Gumm Nov 6, 2014.

I have good experience with DSA BD-J and HDMV. I am looking for work in Switzerland.

I have good experience with DSA BD-J and HDMV. I am looking for work in Switzerland.Continue

Started Aug 2, 2014

Exporting a copy of your project

If I export a project to another directory/disc is the project editable from it's new location?? Are the paths to assets, contents and Disc folder changed to reflect the new location?Continue

Started Jul 5, 2014

Does anyone have any experience with DSA 4.0
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Does anyone have any experience with DSA 4.0.Version 3.0.85 was sometimes reluctant to keep the desired "focus button". Often it would snap to something else and had to be re-selected. Perhaps due to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andreas Gumm Jun 20, 2014.

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Craig Youmans replied to Swen Erdrich's discussion UHD & Dosudio
"I heard rumors that Scenarist BD was going to be phased-out. Who owns Sonic now ?? Rovi ??"
Aug 9, 2015
Craig Youmans replied to Robert Witrak's discussion Introduction
"Well, what are some of you basic questions??"
Jul 18, 2015
Craig Youmans replied to Ari Zagnit's discussion Question
"Sorry I meant "On Show" not OnOpen. StereoButton (highlight if APRM=0) SurroundButton (highlight if APRM=1) There is more than one way of doing this. first method: Select the "Menu Elements" tab Select the…"
Apr 2, 2015
Craig Youmans replied to Ari Zagnit's discussion Question
"Put the APRM=0 / APRM=1 comparison on the "OnOpen" of your popup menu. This way the menu(s) will always check the APRM value. This should solve the problem. Do you have 2 separate menus? Send me your comparison code if you want and…"
Apr 2, 2015
Andreas Gumm replied to Craig Youmans's discussion Suggestions for Audio compressors
"Craig, I recommend you the excellent DTS-HD Master Audio Suite, a well working JAVA tool that works on PC & Mac, so you are not addicted to any specific harware platform just to create audio. The Dolby TrueHD encoder is a Mac only tool…"
Nov 6, 2014
Peter B replied to Craig Youmans's discussion Suggestions for Audio compressors
"Correct, Audition, Media Encoder etc. write AC3 files that pass."
Nov 1, 2014
Craig Youmans replied to Craig Youmans's discussion Suggestions for Audio compressors
"hello Peter, When you say "creative cloud 2014" I assume that you are referring to Adobe. Craig"
Nov 1, 2014
Peter B replied to Craig Youmans's discussion Suggestions for Audio compressors
"Hi David, as far as AC3 goes, I can also confirm that Creative Cloud 2014 writes clean AC3 files out of the box that pass verification. Some applications allow you to purchase a "Dolby Digital Professional" add-on (Squeeze, Edius 7.4…"
Nov 1, 2014
Craig Youmans replied to Craig Youmans's discussion Suggestions for Audio compressors
"Hello David, Thanks for your advice. Do you know if there is a list of BD compliant audio compressors somewhere?? I have used my very old "sonic transcoder" for stereo AC3's at 384kbps with BD-R discs and they have played…"
Oct 31, 2014
David Mackenzie replied to Craig Youmans's discussion Suggestions for Audio compressors
"Hi Craig, Surcode for Dolby Digital works fine and is BD compliant. (Most AC3 encoders I tried do not write the correct 'bsid' so would fail BDA verification). It's not officially supported beyond Wnidows 7, but I can confirm it works…"
Oct 31, 2014
Craig Youmans posted a discussion

Suggestions for Audio compressors

I would like to know which are the best audio compressors for Blu-ray from stereo up to 7.1. To date I have been using either stereo PCM audio or AC3. The AC3 files have been created with the quite old "Audio Transcoder" which came with "Sonic Scenarist Pro" for standard definition.My source is uncompressed "wav" from Avid Media Composer.I would like a good quality audio compressor that is fully Blu-ray compliant, but not one that costs as much as a decent car.I would appreciate any…See More
Oct 31, 2014
Craig Youmans replied to Andreas Gumm's discussion A big "thank you" to the SONY support team!
" I glad you found a solution and don't have to rent the software. I agree that avid has a steep learning curve, but it does work.  You just have to do it their way. I guess like every software. I have the avid breakout box which…"
Aug 7, 2014
Craig Youmans replied to Andreas Gumm's discussion A big "thank you" to the SONY support team!
"Thanks Andreas. I Just wanted to know if there was something I should look out for. How are you getting along with EX. I am slowly moving along with it. Indie is definitely easier. regards, Craig"
Aug 7, 2014
Craig Youmans replied to Andreas Gumm's discussion A big "thank you" to the SONY support team!
"Hi Andreas, May I ask what the cause and solution was to the "interactive layer" problem you had. Best regards, Craig Youmans"
Aug 7, 2014
Craig Youmans posted a discussion

I have good experience with DSA BD-J and HDMV. I am looking for work in Switzerland.

I have good experience with DSA BD-J and HDMV. I am looking for work in Switzerland.See More
Aug 2, 2014
Craig Youmans replied to Casey Mershon's discussion DSA Indie - Move SPRM to APRM command for tracking Subtitles
"Hi, I would just like to rectify the condition in my previous response. The term "Selected" should be replaced with "Activated" since I assume you would like to show which subtitle stream is active. The condition should read…"
Jul 20, 2014

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