Working through first Blu Ray render from VP12. DVDA seems to want to reencode, which I believe ti should not.
Media shot in Canon HGF30. Have rendered .avc file in VP12 pro, 1920 x 10180, 25FPS (Pal land...), interlaced, top-field first. I used the Sony AVC BlueRay templates, and customised it to set the frame-rate to 25FPS and the bit-rate to the suggested 21,999,616 value. Separate AC3 for audio.
In DVDA, selected Blu ray disc, set Disc Properties to BLU-ray, AVC, bit rate 22MBPS, frame-rate 25 Interlaced. Everything else as per defaults.
When DVDA starts preparing the ISO, it seems to want to re-encode. It took nearly 12 hours to create the ISO, which plays fine, but I am trying to find out why it wants to re-encode.
I have read a load of different posts, and the word seems to be that once you render in VP to the 'correct' format, DVDA will not re-render. Clearly I am doing something incorrectly.