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Dominic
HDV footage to SD DVD
on Jul 13, 2005 at 1:25:13 pm

I recently made a standard def DVD using HDV footage. I kept the bit-rate high (at least 6.8Mbps) for the encoding in Compressor 2 and despite various attempts (with VBR, etc) it always looks absolutely AWFUL. I'm using Final Cut Pro, Compressor 2 and DVD Studio Pro 4. Any one got any good compression techniques for downconverting HDV for quality output on a SD DVD? My SD stuff allways looks fine.


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Charles Simonson
Re: HDV footage to SD DVD
on Jul 13, 2005 at 8:27:10 pm

Hmmm. The results I've gotten from Compressor 2 when encoding HD material (using Uncompressed formats, not HDV) to SD MPEG-2 has thus far been pretty good. Much better than with Compressor 1 or any previous Apple supplied MPEG-2 encoder. MUCH BETTER. Even still though, for HD to SD MPEG-2 conversions, my encoder of choice is the MainConcept MPEG-2 mac encoder. Great speed, great quailty, and very reliable.

To better understand where your quality issues are arising from, please post your full settings. Also, if you could upload a small sample of your source and encode, that would make things a lot easier to determine what you are describing.


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Ben Waggoner
Re: HDV footage to SD DVD
on Jul 14, 2005 at 3:07:40 pm

The newly updated "Breaking News" link for Compressor 2 has some useful comments on HD to SD transcoding as well.


My Book: http://www.benwaggoner.com/books.htm
Squeeze and ProCoder tutorials: http://www.classondemand.net/benwaggoner/
Compression Class at Stanford: http://www.digitalmediaacademy.org/compression.html


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jeremy Lee
Re: HDV footage to SD DVD
on Jul 14, 2005 at 10:58:38 pm

this may help...
deinterlace your footage on the HDV timeline. Output the whole video to HDV. Then bring it back in onto a DV timeline.
it worked for me and came out very nicely.
good luck
-jeremy




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