In this guide we are going to explain
how you can export your video from Adobe Premiere to the
Ligos MPEG encdoer with my video server plugin v0.93. As an example we
take the sample file "Ztour" of Premiere and
code this project as a PAL VCD with the Ligos encoder. After reading
this guide you should be familiar with my plugin and can
start encoding your own video as VCD, SVCD or DVD. In
this guide we assume that you are using the Ligos
encoder but of
course you can use any encoder that reads AVI files and
code them in any format.
As the source quality of the "Ztour"
is not very good, the quality of the output will also be
First open the Ztour project within Adobe Premiere.
Select File->Export Timeline->Movie
This will bring up the Export Movie window.
Select the Video Server Plugin. Because
the Ligos encoder is not able to read compressed
audio from an AVI file, you need to set the video
server to RAW audio. As a result, PCM audio will
be written into the IPCserver.AVI. This can be
done by selecting the Video Server and clicking
on "Advanced Settings". It is normal
that you get an CRC error the first time that you use
the plugin. Select the Frameserver tab and set
the audio mode to RAW. If you are not sure if
you are using the right
settings please verify them at this page.
Because your source material (Ztour sample
file has a lower resolution than VCD) has not
the correct resolution for VCD, Premiere can scale it
to the right format. Because we are going to create
a PAL VCD it is recommended that you set the Frame
Size to 352x288 and the frame rate to 25
fps. When you are done with this, click on the OK button.
Now we are ready to start exporting.
When you click on the save button, the plugin starts
and creates the IPCserver.AVI (default in c:\). Please note that
the filename that you enter in the Export Movie window
is not the file that is written to disc. (For specialists:
it is the PIPEname to communicate to the Encoder).
When everything went O.K. you will see
the plugin window. DO NOT CLOSE THIS WINDOW.
Now you can open the IPCserver.AVI in Ligos
The plugin is now serving and
the file IPCserver.AVI is written to disc. Now
it is time to launch the Ligos encoder and open the file.
After the file is opened in the Ligos encoder an AVI file
information dialog is shown. Inside this dialog a
warning is displayed, about the compression ratio.
Ignore this message, as the Ligos encoder assumes that
video is written into the IPCserver.AVI file.
This is NOT the case, the video is read directly from
Premiere without any kind of compression. As a result
you achieve the highest quality possible.
Press O.K. and set the encoding parameters for PAL SVCD. Click
here for a readable screenshot for the settings.
When you are ready with setting the
encoding parameters, press the green arrow to
Just wait till the encoder is finished with the
encoding process. While the encoder is encoding you will
see the following screen.