At what data rate does it make sense to switch from one to the other?
I am taping dancers. I have 1hr 44 minutes and would land about 28Mbps.
The question is.. would CBR or VBR be the better option? CBR is a quicker for transcoding, but do I lose detail in the moving dancers at the mentioned data rate?)
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VBR make sence, when the target-bitrate gets to low for a CBR because of the duration of your discs content.
if you are at 28MBit that´s far enough to get real good picture-results with H264. the max. video-bitrate for BD is 40MBit, but I would never go that high, as there are allways some peaks in the coding.
so you can choose the CBR-way.
if your taget-bitrate getting under 25Mbit I would think about changing to VBR.
most hollywood-films having a max. target-bitrate at approx. 25MBit.