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Michael Denora
Am I expecting too much from a dvd rip
on Aug 16, 2012 at 10:40:09 pm

I'm ripping a client provided dvd using imedia converter to prores422, editing in fcpx and even though the original is SD shot ten years ago, it's still slightly sharper and has more detail than the rip.

Is that as good as it gets with a rip?


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Shane Ross
Re: Am I expecting too much from a dvd rip
on Aug 16, 2012 at 10:55:02 pm

Yup...sorry to say. You are taking a compressed format, and recompressing it. And then you'll recompress it again to the DVD format. It will never look as good as it originally did. This is why having access to the originals...the original media and project..is more desirable than making changes to a project with only the DVD as your source.

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Bouke Vahl
Re: Am I expecting too much from a dvd rip
on Aug 18, 2012 at 10:01:04 am

I disagree with Shane.
If you rip to a 422 codec (eg Prores) it should look as good as the original.
If you recompress to DVD and have a good encoder, it should be very hard to tell the original from the new one.

IOW, i suspect you took a wrong codec to rip to.

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