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Best Possible Standard Definition Video

Sep 2, 2013 9:12 AM

Tags: #mpeg2-dvd_format

I usually use Pr to produce MPEG2-DVD files to input to Encore.

Is there another method using Pr and En to produce the best possible standard DVD video?

 

If I have a 60 minute video shot and edited a video in 720, 60P what settings would I use in the Pr Export command to produce MPEG2-DVD files to produce  the best possible video when I use I use Encore to make a standard DVD?  I am trying the following:

 

Quality: 100

Render at maximun Depth: checked

Minimum Bitrate: 7

Target Bitrate: 8

Maximum Bitrate: 9

 
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    Sep 2, 2013 9:17 AM   in reply to Francis Breen

    One-pass Constant Bit Rate, or two-pass Variable Bit Rate?

     
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    Sep 2, 2013 9:28 AM   in reply to Francis Breen

    Hmm... why only 1 pass with VBR?

     

    Have you tried 2 pass to see if it is better?

     
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    Sep 2, 2013 10:06 AM   in reply to Francis Breen

    My understanding of "Max Bitrate" is that is can be helpful IF your source video had a high color depth, such as 10-bit or 12-bit video, or a lot of graphics. For regular video that started as 8-bit, then Max Depth will not help. Rather, you will want to check the box for "Max Render Quality" as this helps with the downscale quality from HD to SD.

     

    As for 2-Pass VBR encoding, the first pass analyzes the content of the video for motion and complexity, so that it can allocate the bitrates for various scenes accordingly when it does the actual encode on the second pass. This takes longer, but should yield better results. It encodes more efficiently to squeeze the most quality possible out of the video.

     

    Thanks

     

    Jeff Pulera

    Safe Harbor Computers

     
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    Sep 2, 2013 5:16 PM   in reply to Francis Breen

    My $.03 (inflation, ya know?) is that you want VBR for the football game, since VBR was designed (as far as I know) for fast motion

     
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