I am working on a guitar player’s DVD and the resulting transcoded video looks like it’s doing some line-skipping, or some other resolution compromise. If you look at the guitar strings on the attached image and compare the Quicktime on the left and the DVD image on the right you can see the aliasing. They flash terribly when playing in real time. The QT source movie is Progressive 29.97fps, NOT interlaced. It was downsized in After Effects with no aliasing problems before importing into Encore (the QTs are pristine). I used the auto transcode feature of Encore.
I was wondering if Bitvice (v. 2.9.8) transcoding could do better. So I tried a sample M2V and imported it into Encore. Unfortunately, Encore will not build a DVD with the Bitvice M2V so I am stuck.