HDV on HDe - best codec to use?
by Kieran Matthew on Jul 20, 2007 at 4:34:43 pm
I'm still a bit green when it comes to which codec is best for what purpose. I have a project to edit that was shot on HDV. The end product is an SD DVD. I'm hiring in a deck with HDSDI/SDI ports. I have an Intel HDe.
So far so good. The project is SD essentially, but I wouldn't mind capturing the HDV in some sort of HDness to future proof myself. I don't have a drive array that is up to the task of uncompressed HD (I have three 320Gb SATA 3Gbs drives RAIDed together), and am a little unsure of the codec options available.
Given this scenario, what would people suggest for a codec (and settings thereof!) to capture in compressed HD, and to capture in a good quality SD?
Re: HDV on HDe - best codec to use? by Floh on Jul 20, 2007 at 6:48:41 pm
For HD, you should do a comparison between MJPEGB and DVCProHD. DVCProHD is much more compressed, giving you a lower data rate, but also only 1440*1080 pixels instead of 1920*1080. So you definitely loose some details. MJpegB at a medium quality settings usually gives you results that are not too bad, but of course it depends on your source images. But I would expect Media 100 to support more compressed HD codecs in future releases.