Nex6: 1080p, 60fps on camera compressed for DVD, overkill?

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Olam
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Re: Nex6: 1080p, 60fps on camera compressed for DVD, overkill?
In reply to Sean Nelson, Jan 23, 2013

thanks for the reply,

yes I did use a 2 pass encoding and I am using Idvd to burn the disc.

yes it will be played on HD tv's since its a 1080p video.

I actually encoded a 10Mbit/sec version and burned the dvd with that and it was way lower in quality than the original.

Now if major studios use that rate, how do they get the content to look so good?

Am I wrong in thinking that a 4k camera shot will look better than my nex6 1080p

even if they are both finally encoded at 10Mbit/sec for a dvd?

I guess I just answered that.....

So how can I maintain maximum quality as close as possible to the original when burning a dvd?

Could it be that Idvd is not as good as another dvd burning software?

Just to be clear:

I use Nex6 at 1080p, 60p, rewrap with clipwrap,I movie 08 and Idvd.....

Anything I did not do that could give me better results?

Oh and I did not know a dvd resolution was  (720 x 480),

so would it make a better result if I encode at (720 x 480) ?

thanks a bunch

Sean Nelson wrote:

In very general terms, the faster the bitrate, the higher the quality. But other factors are at play as well, such as whether or not you use a 1-pass or 2-pass encoding process. And if your content doesn't have a lot of detail moving in various directions then you may not be able to notice the difference.

The thing to watch out for is whether or not you need the DVD to be playable on a standard DVD player connected to a television. The DVD standard specifies a maximum bitrate for video of about 10Mbit/sec. This was done so that all of the manufacturers knew what to expect so they could build the DVD player with a spindle speed and internal decoding circuitry that's able handle all discs.

A lot of DVD players are capable of playing back video of substantially higher data rates, but there's no guarantee that videos with higher bitrates will pay on every player. I know for a fact that some BluRay players top out at about 16Mbit/sec because they don't spin the DVD fast enough to exceed that. I'd guess the same applies to a lot of DVD players as well.

At DVD resolutions (720 x 480), 10Mbit/sec should be adequate if you're using a good encoder. It's what the movie studios use for their DVDs so that they'll comply with the standard and be guaranteed to play on any player.

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