Is TVSuite V6 worth the upgrade over V5?

jmc

Well-known member
Being able to do "transitions" Fade/Dissolve is one of many. I don't remember much about VRD5 now.
HEVC - I think.
 

crowe-t

New member
Sometimes when I'm editing in V5 it gets hung up and I have to close it and start again. Does this happen in V6?
 

jmc

Well-known member
It can, nothing is perfect.

EDIT... I do believe there is a "trial" period. So try VRD6 out.
 
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hydra3333

Member
Sometimes when I'm editing in V5 it gets hung up and I have to close it and start again. Does this happen in V6?
Not for me.

However V6 occasionally hangs in QSF (gets to 100% but never completes).
Do a QSF in V5 on the same file and it works.
 

dsperber

Member
HEVC - I think.
In passing, I mention that have used VRD for many years largely as an editor for OTA broadcast television content, to eliminate commercials when making clips or save-for-posterity complete versions. Works great for ATSC 1.0, which utilizes MPEG-2 compression.

The new ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard channels that have been rolling out across the US over the past year or more use HEVC instead of MPEG-2. However ATSC 3.0 also uses 10-bit color in potential support for someday when broadcasters will be utilizing HDR which is also supported by the new standard. This 10-bit color in HEVC is not currently directly supported by VRD6, such that performing editing functions on ATSC 3.0 TS/MPG recordings (e.g. from Silicon Dust HDHR DVR engine, or NextPVR) and then wanting to SAVE the edited results requires a COMPLETE RE-ENCODE from 10-bit source into an 8-bit finished product which is no longer "original quality". Yes, there is a "warning" put out by VRD and requiring an OK before going forward with this very time-consuming process (allowing the user to opt-out and CANCEL), but the real point is that there is currently no support by VRD for 10-bit color in HEVC.

In other words, there is no support for "fast frame copy" ability for HEVC as used by the new ATSC 3.0 channels, in order to produce "fast and 100% bit-perfect true edited copies" of the original ATSC 3.0 program recordings as is possible with ATSC 1.0 programs. Not really crucial or critical or even important in the slightest for me at the moment, other than for experimenting with ATSC 3.0 as delivered by my Flex 4K tuner from Silicon Dust and supported by HDHR client/server, NextPVR, etc. DVR software.

But in the long run (and I have posted my own separate thread about this) it really seems necessary to incorporate support for 10-bit HEVC in VRD, for "fast frame copy" not requiring full re-encode at all.
 
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