I'm running M100i 8.2.3, Quicktime 7.1.3 and BitVice 1.7. I'm working mainly with 640X480 video that I've been exporting as a reference file and bringing into BitVice. Here are the settings that I would think work the best but still provide very poor results on my television set...
720X480 conversion using the bilinear scaler.
Interlaced input/Top Field First
Use Studio RGB
No DV color correction
No gamma 2.2
I've tried experimenting with the DVNC. I've tried exporting a DV movie and importing that into bitvice. I've tried re-doing my program at 720X480 and exporting a reference file. My video looks soft and blurry in a lot of shots and oftentimes the movement is somewhat staggered. I'm thinking this is an interlacing issue but I've tried every combination of interlaced/non-interlaced/top field/bottom field, etc.
So far, the best results have come from using the deinterlacer but it's still very unsatisfying compared to Compressor. My question is simply what combination of settings do you think would produce the best results with a 640X480 reference file from Media 100? Is there something I'm missing in the preferences? Please help me out. I've been trying to get this DVD done for weeks now. Much thanks
The best thing would be not to work in 640*480 at all. I know this is probably not the advice you want to hear, but if you do have a P6000 board there is no reason (except for legacy footage) not to work in 720*486.
I tried it again with 720X486 footage using the crop feature and still got incredibly blotchy, ugly colors and weird pixelization. While using the reference video from the 720*486 footage the only preference I have selected is Use Studio RGB. I've tried it with both field settings although I know with 720 it should be bottom field. Same ugly results. I'm hesitant to fix the problem in AfterEffects because the whole reason I bought BitVice was because it can deal with reference video. At this point it hasn't produced a single DVD that comes even close to satisfactory. Anything I might be missing?