In this guide we are going to explain
how you can export your video from Adobe Premiere to
TMPGenc 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 TMPGenc. 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 TMPGenc but of
course you can use any encoder that reads AVI files and
code them in any format.
As 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. If this
is the first time that you are using the plugin
click on "Advanced Settings". It is
normal that you get an CRC error the first time that
you use the plugin. If everything is correctly it should
detect that your are using Adobe Premiere and will load
the default settings for it. If you are not sure if
you are using the right
settings please verify them.
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
an 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. 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 TMPGenc and
The plugin is now serving and
the file IPCserver.AVI is written to disc. Because
we are going to encode this project as a VCD we load
the PAL profile in TMPGEnc.
Open the IPCserver.AVI file in
TMPGenc and press Start. Now the codec(client)
will connect to the plugin (server) and reads the data
from Premiere instead of the a file. When TMPGenc is
ready with encoding, you can play the IPCserver.MPG
file in the media player or on a normal DVD player (when
burned properly on CD-R)