This is my first experience with RED footage and I am running into an issue with exporting the final sequence to DVD.
Here is our workflow:
Sequence is 2048x1024 ProRes 444.
I exported it using quicktime conversion to ProRes 444 as a self contained movie.
I take the self contained ProRes 444 movie into Compressor and export it using DVD Best Quality 90 minutes.
When I view the finished m2v file it looks like crap, its flat and the colors are completely off and its noisy. I have attached a file that shows the m2v file vs the original.
When I look at a commercial DVD there is no noise compared to my m2v export. Is Compressor the issue here? Or I am doing something wrong along the way.
The color issue I altered by changing the color sync to SMPTE-C. When I ran that file through I did not lose the color like I did with the first file, but it was still noisy. Any thoughts how I can match the quality of the professional Hollywood DVD? Should I be adjusting the frame controls is Compressor? The movie is only 3 minutes long.