I'm encoding my feature length film (90 mins) for sale via digital download. I'm trying to make it a manageable file size and retain good picture quality but am having a tough time find the right codec/settings. My film was shot in HDV 1080p30. I've been playing with a lot of H.264 settings in Compressor and coming up with sub-par results. I've never compressed a feature length film for iTunes (or any distributor of the like) and am wondering how their files preserve the integrity of the picture and are still a reasonable file size.
Any insight into the best settings via Compressor for a feature length film would be highly appreciated! Thanks!