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YUV via DV to mpeg2 vs. YC to mpeg2
on Apr 27, 2004 at 12:59:28 pm

I am planning to produce DVDs from a analog source (YUV-component and YC –signal) at a midcost level.
I’m trying to achieve the best quality, and there comes my problem : Is it better to digitize the YC-signal with a good card (matrox, pinnacle, caonopus) direct to mpeg2, or is the result better changing the YUV-signal via a converter box to DV and convert this to mpeg. The YUV signal is a 4:2:2-signal and will be reduced to 4:2:0 or 4:1:1 (Pal/Ntsc) and then „blown up“ for mpeg-encoding back to a 4:2:2 signal. I’ve searched the web, but till now found no information to this point. Maybe somebody has information to that or knows where to find it. If somebody knew a possibility to convert YUV dircetly to mpeg2 at a price between 1000 and 1500 $ this would be the best solution.
Thank you for reading this and even more thanks for an idea.

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