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Cinema Craft Encoder Basic (Trial) v2.67.01.19

Commercial demo
Win2k / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / WinXP
Cinema Craft Encoder (aka CCE) allows you to directly encode AVI, QuickTime and DV files into DVD or SVCD compliant MPEG-2 streams, or VCD MPEG-1 streams.

CCE is one of the fastest encoders on the market, in addition to which it provides the best quality, too. The basic version is somewhat more limited than the SP version, but is also $1900 cheaper.

This is a trial version of the software, and it has the following limitations:
1. A logo will be inserted in the encoded stream.
2. MPEG files longer than 3 minutes cannot be created.
3. This program expires after 30 days from installation date.

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License type Commercial demo1
Author's homepage Visit the author's site
Date added 25 Apr 2004
Downloads 30454
File size 3.17 MB (<1min @ 1Mbps)
Operating systems Win2k / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / WinXP1

1License and operating system information is based on latest version of the software.

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Cinema Craft Encoder Basic (Trial) v2.67.01.19

(Posted against CCE SP - please ignore that; cut- <br/>pasted here). <br/> <br/>Rating for CCE Basic. I've tried all the modes (VBR, <br/>CBR) with multiple bit-rates all the way upto <br/>15000kbps. The quality is very poor (Sources are <br/>AVI files off a Canon MiniDV and a Panasonic MiniDV). <br/>Using 2.70.01.16. <br/> <br/>In contrast, I just downloaded TMPGEnc (2.525.64.184). <br/>I can get near AVI quality (source) with "Constant <br/>Quality" setting, 15000kbps (min, max both), 30fps, <br/>inverse 3:2 pulldown encode mode, highest quality, <br/>noise reduction, sharpen edge, custom color correction <br/>(brightness and contrast) and double field, adaptation <br/>deinterlacing enabled. The GOP structure is set to <br/>IPPPPPPPPPP (10 P frames, no B frames). The file size <br/>is almost exactly halved (so, I can save a full miniDV <br/>tape == 1hour, onto a single DVD). <br/> <br/>I tried about 7 different iterations of VBR, CBR and <br/>GOP structure to finally settle for the above, btw. <br/> <br/>I've tried similar settings (and all possible combinations <br/>including an I-only GOP structure) settings on the <br/>CCE Basic version and the quality was extremely poor <br/>(I couldn't even make out facial features in almost <br/>all the cases). <br/> <br/>The video is a concert - so, there were no scene <br/>changes or a lot of motion. Given all the reviews for <br/>CCE, I was expecting a lot. Needless to say I'm <br/>disappointed for shelling out $$ to buy CCE. Now I <br/>have spend $$ to buy TMPGEnc as well :-(