I am planning to produce DVDs from a analog source (YUV-component and YC â€“signal) at a midcost level.
Iâ€™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 â€žblown upâ€œ for mpeg-encoding back to a 4:2:2 signal. Iâ€™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.