What is the most widely used professional DVD authoring sofware?

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  1. Bob Movies

    Bob Movies Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm researching some high-end DVD hardware and software solutions for a post-production facility. The eventual goal is to professionally encode feature films onto discs for mass distribution, so DVD Studio Pro and similar solutions aren't powerful enough.

    Can anyone tell me the software that the top hollywood DVDs are produced with? Is it Sonic Scenarist? I've read a few things about scenarist, and it seems to offer the most flexibility in terms of producing discs. Something that allows full access to the DVD specs. I've got experience with the old Spruce system, but even that was limiting in terms of limiting access to the GPRM registers.

    What about hardware encoding technology? In terms of encoding feature films for mass distribution, is the sonic SD-2000 card the top SDI hardware-based MPEG-2 encoding board, or are there superior models available from competing companies? Is the SD-2000 old news now?

    I'd appreciate knowing what the pros out there use and recommend.

    Thanks!

    Bob
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Scenarist is the package you're looking for. I'm trying to learn it right now via the manual, and if I ever find the person who wrote it, I'm going to strangle them [​IMG]

    I'm hardly a pro, but I know some [​IMG]
     
  3. MarkHastings

    MarkHastings Executive Producer

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