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Old June 2nd, 2009, 03:32 AM   #1
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3 hours at the max quality-wich settings?

Hi guys, ive just recorded 3 hours in hdv mode.Now i would like to presereve the best quality that i could get throwing everything in a single dvd.What workflow you suggest to me?

Open a widescreen project pal dv right?Then wich settings should i apply?
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 07:17 AM   #2
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I've just recorded 3 hours in hdv mode.Now i would like to preserve the best quality that i could get throwing everything in a single dvd.What workflow you suggest to me?
Use 2 DVDs? (Or one dual layer?)

Seriously, you're really going to have to compress to get 3 hours onto a standard DVD (I'm assuming this is an SD DVD???) Otherwise, just render out to MPEG2 at the proper bitrate and you should be good to go!
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 11:03 AM   #3
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Hi ed, wich custom settings should i get to have 2 hours at the best quality on a dvd?

gracias and have a good sunday!
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For a 2 hr. DVD, try the following.
This assumes AC-3 audio at the default setting.
Since this is a long program, I'd use the 2-pass option as well.

Min: 2,828,000
Avg: 4,688,000
Max: 8,000,000
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 11:51 AM   #5
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Use 2 DVDs? (Or one dual layer?)(I'm assuming this is an SD DVD???)
DVD is by its very nature standard definition. BD is the Hi-def version. I really wouldn't try and fit 3 hrs on a single layer Marcus, and as many MPEG2 compression programs don't go lower than 4 mbps, that makes a DVD hold about 2 hrs tops.
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You should use a Dual Layer DVD for the footage, to get the best possible picture quality when converting your HD footage down to a Mpeg 2 DVD you will only get about 1 Hour and forty minutes on a 4.7 Gig DVD... I have converted several in Vegas and thats usually the limit with the best settings...1 Dual Layer DVD will do the job with the best possible picture quality....
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 02:30 PM   #7
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Ok guys muchas gracias then!Im tryin to discover the unbelieveble compression world of Vegas,i'm a newbie on that side so i was triyng to achieve the best knowledge as i can!Wich other values should i use to have 1 hour video(HDV) at the maximum quality?

thx guys for your help

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