i am editind and authoring to DVD a video for a good friend. he is using it as part of a video installation and it has provided some new challenges to me. the video is only 8 mins long, but loaded with a lot of strobelight type of stuff, as well as very quick, often 1 or 2 frames per, cuts. on top of that, the more lasting cuts are of trees and leaves where thay are all fluttering, etc...
so...my mpeg compression know-how is beingput to the test bigtime. i can't seem to get a smooth, nice-lloking compression. filesize isn't really an issue, as the video is short. but quality is.
i have set the GOP to IP at 6 frames.. man, i tried a load of GOP structures.
any tips, advice, etc. for getting good results?
project was cut on fcp and has been compressed via both compressor and inside dvdsp. i exported as a contained uncompressed 8 bit out of fcp.
Can't say I've tested it myself but adding compression markers is supposed to help with motion heavy sequences. Just add a marker to your sequence then edit it's properties and whck the comression marker box.