I'm comparing TMPGEnc SR5 with VideoRedo. Specifically, if I import a .ts file (DVB-T2 Freeview HD UK programmes recorded via USB tuner), and then edit out the commercials and any unwanted parts, VideoRedo only re-encodes at the cut points (usually between 10-20 frames for each cut point), then saving the file is very quick. However, with TMPGEnc SR5, the smart render analysis highlights many other places that will be re-encoded, even though those parts have not been changed in any way. The amount of re-encoding undertaken by SR5 varies for each video file I have, but VideoRedo is consistent in that re-encoding is only performed at cut points. Sometimes, SR5 re-encodes up to 20% or more of the file, even though less than 1% of it has been edited.
I really like SR5 but the amount of re-encoding it does compared with VideoRedo is a deal breaker for me. I can't find a setting to alter the amount of re-encoding performed by SR5, but the smart encoding section does appear to be unreliable and inconsistent vs VideoRedo. Any ideas out there??
I have to concur with 'ukmark62'on his re-encoding observation. I too was very much surprised to see just how many frames were being re-encoded after a simple unfiltered cut; after all, in the advertising of TMPGEnc SR5, the implication is quite the opposite. In a recent edit of a 2 minute video, (where only 1 cut was being applied), I noticed that 300+ frames were due for re-encoding! The video is a 4K MP4 and runs at 25 fps; so what's that?.....12 seconds of re-encoding in a 2 minute vid...just say it need another cut and maybe another!
One work around I use is to do keyframe cuts only (which sort of defeats the apps purpose), another is to use 2 other freely available programs.
Another thing I've noticed is, if you fade the audio just at the video end - surprisingly, all the audio gets re-encoded.
Although it's not the one-stop quick-grab app I was hoping for; it still does a sturdy job of joining vids (Audio and Video are in synch every time!); it's never crashed and it's GUI is clear and intuitive. Ohh.....so close!
I want to trim several MP4 files, all created the same way with the same software. With most of them, Smart Renderer 5 allows me to output the trimmed file back to MP4 format, but some of them it insists on outputting them as MPEG2 /.ts format!
Why is this happening? The ONLY operation I perform on these files is to trim their length, usually both at the beginning and at the end. I'm not changing anything else. So why can't I output all of these files as MP4 format?
After editing out the commercials and the beginning to a show or movie it will no longer show up in the DVR interface because the metadata was not transferred over to the new file. They use a transport stream with .mpg extension and the metadata is in the first 12032 bytes of information on the file. Is there a way to get this information transfered to the new file?
I have some FLV files with Speex audio, I have noticed that this program supports FLV files but it will not load the Speex audio portion of the files. Does anyone know of a way to do this or if speex audio decoding will be added in a future version?
When I edit a video, I have to do two things:
1) Select a segment & save it to a new file.
2) Then remove that selected segment from the overall video, which also has to be saved to a new file.
I'm used to the simple SolveigMM interface. You mark a segment. Right click and save it. Then right click and delete it from the timeline. Press one button to save new video (with segment removed).
But in TMPGEnc Smart Renderer, it is so complicated. After I mark a segment, I see no option to quickly save the clip. There are so many confusing buttons. I tried reading the help manual...but it doesn't make sense to me.
Can someone please tell me some steps to accomplish the two things I need to do?
So you want to save both the part your are editing out and the resulting video with the edit?
You can't do it the way SolveigMM does it, mostly because TMSR5 does not use a timeline for editing.
In the clip editor window, you should select the segment you want to edit by using the split clip button to mark the beginning and end of the area you want to cut. The split clip button looks like this: <-|-> (a left arrow, a dividing line, and a right arrow). Once done, you should have blue and orange-marked segments.
Then click on OK. A window will appear asking which segments to keep; you'll want to keep both the blue and orange segments in your case.
You'll be back in the clip list window and you should have 3 clips (if you only want to remove one section). You should save the project now as a base project to create the two resulting videos you want.
After saving, delete the segment you want removed, then you can save and output that as your first file. There is an output option to merge all the clips into one video to create your edited overall video.
Reload your base project file and delete the other segments so you only have the section you want to edit out. Then save and output that.
Hope that makes sense. It sounds complicated, but it's not bad once you get used to it. It's just a different way of editing.
I have a few DVB-T recordings that I would like to record but the trial version of TMPGEnc Smart Renderer can't open them although I can play it and open in other programs.
Here's a small sample (9MB): https://pkj360.s.cld.pt
>I have a few DVB-T recordings that I would like to record but the trial version of TMPGEnc Smart Renderer can't open them although I can play it and open in other programs.
>Here's a small sample (9MB): https://pkj360.s.cld.pt
The sample's format is MPEG-4 Video Part2. TMPGEnc MPEG Smart Renderer 5 does not support the format other than that of MPEG-4 AVC.
Please check the recording settings of your capture device, then change to MPEG-4 AVC(H.264) if it is possible.
After activation/validation is already performed, can the computer be disconnected from the Internet?
As long as no updates are applied to smart renderer 5, the software is not moved to a new computer, the computer's OS/hardware is not changed, etc., will the software then function indefinitely after initial activation/validation, or will the software require the computer to be connected to the Internet periodically in order to continue functioning?
It's not phoning in to "Big Brother", but to the company that made the program. No need to get paranoid. Having said that, it does make the program more difficult to use, but I guess it's an anti-piracy measure.
I run windows 10 and I use the Task View feature in which I have 3 desktops setup within for multitasking. I noticed MPEG Smart Render 5 shows up on all desktops and not just the one I load the program on. Will there be a fix for this in the future?