mpeg2 vs H.264 for blu-ray export / author at

Go Back   DV Info Net > Cross-Platform Post Production Solutions > Distribution Center > Blu-Ray Authoring

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 20th, 2009, 09:37 AM   #1
Regular Crew
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 94
mpeg2 vs H.264 for blu-ray export / author

i personally hate mpeg. too much compression! i will tell you, i had the JVC HD7 HD video cam for about 2 weeks. it is a small cam, GREAT quality! i returned it because it wasn't the best at all in low lighting and i was experimenting. the JVC file format is *.TOD which adobe couldn't read / couldn't edit. those files were no good and i didn't want to take the extra step to transcode files that were captured to the camera's hard drive! if that was the case, i will still shoot tape and capture. anyway, i used nero 7 to create a DVD and it burned the TOD files to M2t files. the blu-ray it made is OUTSTANDING! so that is where i got the idea of getting away from exporting to mpeg2 files for blu-ray in encore cs3, which are compressed way too much. the quality of that smaller cam with M2t files blows away my $3000 Canon XH A1 cam which was encoded to mpeg2. i hate mpeg2.

what are you guys exporting to in order to get a great - looking blu-ray. yes, i know, get the best settings during recording. all that aside, just wonder what you are using settings-wise. for my blu-rays i have been using mpeg for blu-ray CBR 25.

Steve Rotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2009, 10:24 AM   #2
Inner Circle
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,723
For Bluray I use Vegas encode for DVD Architect, MPEG2 VBR, average 25mbps, max 30mbps, min 15mbps. Encoding from Vegas from a Canopus HQ file or HDV takes just less than realtime and results in a file a little smaller than the HDV CBR original. I can usually get more than 2 hours on the Bluray with quality just like the original HDv file.

Ron Evans
Ron Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2011, 10:22 AM   #3
New Boot
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 13
Re: mpeg2 vs H.264 for blu-ray export / author

if i dont have canopus but only cs4 and encore, then how can i make or recapture to .mt2 so that i
can try and use nero 7 to make bluray dvd files to play on any bluray player...
just thinking of experimenting like i read from the original post
Shaun Desouza is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

Omega Broadcast
(512) 251-7778
Austin, TX

(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

(800) 238-8480
Glendale, CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Cross-Platform Post Production Solutions > Distribution Center > Blu-Ray Authoring

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:26 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2015 The Digital Video Information Network