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Natasha O'cconor
Compressing to create HI QUALITY DVDs Question -
on Jul 23, 2008 at 3:55:51 am

I have read many many many threads related to this subject over the last few weeks. I am yet to find something that will help me even more...

I create DVDs for work with 16x9 hi-res material. Each piece of material is between 30-60sec long. I go from Compressor 3.0.3 then create the DVD in DVD Studio Pro 4.

With the material calculated in time, there is no more than 30min. I am using the 90min hi quality compressor DVD preset.
The material is not coming out great, it is ok but I need to try and make it better. Once I have gone through the process of actually making the DVD in Studio Pro the quality of the vision is standard. I need to try and make HIGH quality material not just standard.

Compressor settings I’m using -

Description: SETTINGS FOR DVD (90MIN)
File Extension: m2v
Estimated file size: 3.03 GB/hour of source
Type: MPEG-2 video elementary stream
Usage: SD DVD
Video Encoder
Format: M2V
Width: 720
Height: 576
Pixel aspect ratio: PAL CCIR 601 (16:9)
Crop: None
Padding: None
Frame rate: 25
Frame Controls: Automatically selected: Off
Start timecode from source
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Field dominance: Automatic
Average data rate: 6.9 (Mbps)
2 Pass VBR enabled
Maximum data rate: 8.3 (Mbps)
Better motion estimation
Closed GOP Size: 12, Structure: IBBP
DVD Studio Pro meta-data enabled

DVD Studio Pro settings I’m using –

Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Field Order: Top
Mode: Two Pass VBR
Bit Rate: 7.1
Max Bit Rate: 8.3
Motion Estimation: Better
Method: Encode on Build

If you need me to supply further info just ask, more than happy to. So want to get to the bottom of this!

Thank you,


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Daniel Low
Re: Compressing to create HI QUALITY DVDs Question -
on Jul 23, 2008 at 10:29:33 am


Can you tell me/us exactly what this "Hi-res" material is. I.E. how was it shot or generated? What format is it in? Frame size etc, as much information on the source material as possible please.

Please post back saying what solved your problem. It could help others, and saying 'thanks' is free!

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