I have made 2 x 73min films I would like to put onto one DVD. I cut them in Avid and exported 2 high res H.264 files as masters.
I have then used Apple Compressor to make MPEG2 files. I used the setting 'DVD Nest Quality 150min'
The quality isn't great. I have heard you can encode it VBR so it gives more data to complex parts of the film and less to others to maximise overall quality. I can not work out how to do this with Compressor. Does anyone know how and what settings I would have to use?
FYI - Apple presets are horrible. They are way too high on the max and too big of a spread. 2 pass VBR takes longer but gives you a more acturate file size. Set the average to 3.8 and the to 6Mbps. Make sure you encode the audio to ac3 at .192Mbps.