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
Pixel aspect ratio: PAL CCIR 601 (16:9)
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!