FORUMS: list search recent posts

DVD in 720p

COW Forums : Compression Techniques

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Austin Calam
DVD in 720p
on Jun 27, 2011 at 5:51:35 pm

I have been having trouble exporting a video into .m2v that is 1280 by 720 using Compressor. My source footage is 720p, but when I export it using one of the DVD presets, the result in always 720 by 480. Is there anyway I can exporting it into 720p, or should I use a completely different format?

Laustinart


Return to posts index

Jeff Greenberg
Re: DVD in 720p
on Jun 29, 2011 at 11:54:01 am

Austin,

All DVDs are 720x480 (NTSC.)

You can build a 720p MPEG2 file, you can build a 720p m2v file - but a DVD is always 720x480 (yes, even widescreen/anamorphic).

Which brings us to the question: Why are you trying to build a 720p M2V file?

Best,

Jeff G

Apple Master Trainer | Avid Cert. Instructor DS/MC | Adobe Cert. Instructor
------------
You should follow me (filmgeek) on twitter. I promise to be nice.
New- my book (with Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman)- An Editor's Guide to Adobe Premiere Pro
Compressor Essentials from Lynda.com
(older but still good) Marquee, Media Composer (3.5) and Basic/Advanced Color DVDs (1.0) from Vasst.com
Contact me through my Website


Return to posts index

Austin Calam
Re: DVD in 720p
on Jun 29, 2011 at 1:19:57 pm

The Reason I was trying to build a 720p m2v file, was because I wanted to enhance the quality of the video, but now I know that is not the way to do it. Therefore, what IS the best way to enhance the quality of a m2v file?


Return to posts index


Jeff Greenberg
Re: DVD in 720p
on Jun 29, 2011 at 2:11:28 pm

Well, the only way to improve the quality of a DVD is to throw more data at it (a higher data rate, yielding a larger file.) There are a couple of other methods - but it's not going to significantly make it look better when blown up on a HD screen.

Either BluRay DVD or a different delivery method will let you access the full high definition information.

Best,

Jeff G

Apple Master Trainer | Avid Cert. Instructor DS/MC | Adobe Cert. Instructor
------------
You should follow me (filmgeek) on twitter. I promise to be nice.
New- my book (with Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman)- An Editor's Guide to Adobe Premiere Pro
Compressor Essentials from Lynda.com
(older but still good) Marquee, Media Composer (3.5) and Basic/Advanced Color DVDs (1.0) from Vasst.com
Contact me through my Website


Return to posts index

Austin Calam
Re: DVD in 720p
on Jun 29, 2011 at 5:02:17 pm

OK, so how would I go about adding a Higher data rate to a M2V in Apple's Compressor?


Return to posts index

Jeff Greenberg
Re: DVD in 720p
on Jun 29, 2011 at 5:32:03 pm

In compressor click on the encoder tab of the inspector. Rate is set there.

Best,

Jeff G

Apple Master Trainer | Avid Cert. Instructor DS/MC | Adobe Cert. Instructor
------------
You should follow me (filmgeek) on twitter. I promise to be nice.
New- my book (with Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman)- An Editor's Guide to Adobe Premiere Pro
Compressor Essentials from Lynda.com
(older but still good) Marquee, Media Composer (3.5) and Basic/Advanced Color DVDs (1.0) from Vasst.com
Contact me through my Website


Return to posts index


Austin Calam
Re: DVD in 720p
on Jul 1, 2011 at 9:42:55 pm

Ok, So how high can I go without running into problems on the bit rate minimum and maximum settings?


Return to posts index

Jeff Greenberg
Re: DVD in 720p
on Jul 1, 2011 at 9:47:33 pm

560/# min = max average data rate. That's the general formula with AC3 audio.

How much footage do you have?

Best,

Jeff G

Apple Master Trainer | Avid Cert. Instructor DS/MC | Adobe Cert. Instructor
------------
You should follow me (filmgeek) on twitter. I promise to be nice.
New- my book (with Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman)- An Editor's Guide to Adobe Premiere Pro
Compressor Essentials from Lynda.com
(older but still good) Marquee, Media Composer (3.5) and Basic/Advanced Color DVDs (1.0) from Vasst.com
Contact me through my Website


Return to posts index

Austin Calam
Re: DVD in 720p
on Jul 1, 2011 at 11:30:14 pm

"560/#"??? I don't quite understand, the highest I can go on the "average"(I meant "average" not "minimum" on my last post) and "maximum" bit rate is 9.0 for m2v. I Have an hour and a half video that I'm trying to covert. Would the HD DVD setting work better that the SD DVD setting in the inspector?


Return to posts index

Jeff Greenberg
Re: DVD in 720p
on Jul 2, 2011 at 3:41:59 am

For MPG2 on an SD DVD. 560 divided by the number of minutes.

90 minutes? 560/90 = 6.3333

Maximum should be (at most) 8mb. The Apple 90 minute preset is already at this value.

Unfortunately the HD DVD spec is dead; If you want High definition on an optical disc, you're going to have to build a BluRay disc from compressors Template choices.

You can build a BluRay structure on a RED STANDARD DVD - and some blu ray players will recognize it. No SD players will if you build this. Additionally, you'll need a dual layer blank for 30 min.

Best,

Jeff G

Apple Master Trainer | Avid Cert. Instructor DS/MC | Adobe Cert. Instructor
------------
You should follow me (filmgeek) on twitter. I promise to be nice.
New- my book (with Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman)- An Editor's Guide to Adobe Premiere Pro
Compressor Essentials from Lynda.com
(older but still good) Marquee, Media Composer (3.5) and Basic/Advanced Color DVDs (1.0) from Vasst.com
Contact me through my Website


Return to posts index

Austin Calam
Re: DVD in 720p
on Jul 2, 2011 at 9:16:40 pm

Ok, Thanks for all your help!

-Laustinart


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]