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Old October 13th, 2006, 10:40 AM   #1
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mpeg 2 hardware encoder choices?

Can anyone recommend a good mpeg 2 hardware encoder that I could use with DVDA 3?

I have some dark DV footage that looks terrible with software encoders. I've tried everything from Procoder to MainConcept.

I am under the impression that a mpeg 2 hardware encoder deals better with dark footage. Is this correct?

My budget is $600
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Old October 14th, 2006, 12:16 PM   #2
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I think you just need a good noise reducer. Try some of the avisynth plug-ins before shelling out money.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 12:05 AM   #3
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Your problem is not encoding; you should resolve the grain (dark footage with noise makes me think it's grain) BEFORE encoding. After Effects for example works miracles.
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