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Roli Rivelino
Can I use H.264 for my XD footage
on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:49:32 am

I understand that H.264 DVD settings in Compressor can be used to burn a hi def DVD, I'm wondering if I can use that for my XD cam sequence to be burned onto a standard def DVD?

It's a short sequence and I'm having playback issues when I export as an MPEG2 but H.264 seems to play fine.

Any thoughts and ideas most welcome.

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Roli Rivelino
should deinterlace xd 1080i footage for the web?
on Feb 18, 2010 at 8:35:19 pm

Just wondering if I should deinterlace my H.264 for best web performance.

many thanks.

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Craig Seeman
Re: should deinterlace xd 1080i footage for the web?
on Feb 18, 2010 at 8:46:09 pm

ALWAYS without exception deinterlace for web. In fact unless you have specific reason to shoot interlace (and there are a few) you should be shooting progressive. While much "broadcast" may be 1080i60 (a few are 720p60) virtually everything else Blu-ray, web, digital signage, file based playback is better off originating as progressive. Deinterlace almost always introduces compromises in quality and there's some really horrid deinterlacers people tend to use, so my simple advice is don't shoot interlace unless you must.



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Craig Seeman
Re: Can I use H.264 for my XD footage
on Feb 18, 2010 at 8:48:03 pm

No such think as Hi def DVD. There's Blu-ray or, in some cases "AVCHD" which can be burned to DVD-r but plays only on compatible Blu-ray players.

There are no H.264 DVD settings in Compressor, Only Blu-ray and AVCHD.



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Roli Rivelino
Re: Can I use H.264 for my XD footage
on Feb 18, 2010 at 9:27:36 pm

I was talking about the HD DVD H.264 10.3 Mps for DVD-5 within the DVD groups.

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Craig Seeman
Re: Can I use H.264 for my XD footage
on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:00:40 pm

HD DVD is defunct unless maybe you're being asked to encode for a legacy player.

For Web always deinterlace. I no longer remember what HD DVD supported. I'm not sure if the player will or won't do a better job deinterlacing if it's sending to an HDTV.



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Roli Rivelino
Re: Can I use H.264 for my XD footage
on Feb 18, 2010 at 9:29:01 pm

Thanks for the info Craig, unfortunately this wasn't my footage so I had no control over how it was shot.

Should I use the de-interlacer within the H.264 setting in Compressor?

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Craig Seeman
Re: Can I use H.264 for my XD footage
on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:02:24 pm

Always deinterlace for web. I can't speak for the defunct HD DVD format and players though. I can't imagine why somebody would stick with one when you can get a Blu-ray player for as little as $129. Once their HD DVD player goes they will have an unplayable disk going into the future.



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Roli Rivelino
Re: Can I use H.264 for my XD footage
on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:49:55 pm

cool, thanks

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