Discover the benefits of turning over the DVD authoring and Mpeg-2 encoding to Trai Forrester.
A cursory examination of the true state of the affairs of general DVD production as it exists in the marketplace, should be enough to pause those responsible for their company's DVD release to market.
The three main issues encountered on a regular basis are:
- DVD playability and performance problems in the market with the shipped discs.
- Standard HD Video to Mpeg encoding results in poor video quality on the DVDs. Most DVDs are not optimally encoded.
- Advanced usability features cannot be programmed in the DVDs by inexperienced authors who do not have access or knowledge of the DVD Specification.
Other issues encountered are submitting DVD images for replication, especially for dual layer DVD-9s, as both the DVD authoring software itself, and untrained authors, often combine for disastrous results.
Add to this, no new professional DVD authoring and production software has been developed for over 15 years and none have been available for sale for over a decade. The last professional DVD authoring software was developed in 2002, by a team led by Trai. The software, "DVDAfterEdit" (originally named "TFDVDEdit" until 2005) is regularly used in Hollywood and production studios worldwide, but is too complex for the average DVD author to utilize without years of intensive training on the DVD specification and related disciplines.
Key point: Very often a company's success can ride on the successful release of a DVD. Unfortunately, since there was never certification or required training on the DVD specifications and DVD production, DVD authors are regularly found giving haphazard excuses to their clients when issues arise. Many DVDs are authored by video editors, graphic designers, etc., who are not qualified to produce high-performing DVDs. Some of these industry professionals have expressed relief, when Trai Forrester, who has spent the last almost 18 years, full-time, mastering the entire DVD production process, is brought in on the job.
HD Video to Mpeg 2 Encoding Issues and Trai's "Eureka Moment" in 2004
As HD Video started to replace standard definition, the footage looked great, except when it was encoded to Mpeg 2 for DVD. To this day, many DVDs being replicated are plagued with horizontal banding, interlacing artifacts, and generally low quality; the final DVD having less resolution than expected, even accounting for the known lower resolution of standard definition.
Trai wondered why original high-resolution film on Hollywood DVDs looked so good, but HD Video suffered, and set to work to solve the issue. One night he awoke at 3am with a start and ran down to the studio to try an idea, and it worked! Some problem DVD footage turned into pristine, almost Blu-ray like quality. Trai refined the complicated procedure of encoding HD footage to Mpeg 2 over the next several days and a totally unique encoding process was born.
All DVDs authored by Trai are encoded with this process, now time tested and proven on many hundreds of DVD projects for his thrilled clients. Trai works directly with your video editor and graphic designer to make sure your assets are ready for this specialized HD Video encoding to MPeg-2 (standard definition DVD) for high DVD image quality..
Call Trai right now, to discuss your project and set up a free test encode to see the quality for yourself.