I am creating a DVD of a 30 minute program. I export the timeline from FCP as uncompressed QuickTime (comes out to be around 6 GBs) then import it into DVD SP. When I build & burn the DVD, the whole thing comes out to be around 1.5 GBs.
Since I have approximately 3 more GBs on a 4.7 GB DVD, how can I set DVD SP so that it does not compress so much? I would like to preserve as much of the DV quality as possible (and compress it as little as possible).
Thank you so much!
Thread: Compression in DVD SP
Results 1 to 2 of 2
01-07-2009 07:13 PM
- Join Date
- Jun 2004
- Washington, USA
01-08-2009 10:09 AM
DVD standard maxes out at 9.8 megabits per second.
Even this bitrate calculator that recommends not to go over 8mbps still gives a max filesize of 1758Megabytes for video and 330 megabytes for Audio (PCM 1.5Megabits per second)
I would still recommend 2-pass video encoding for all video when you want the highest quality.
You could do an average of 8,000Kbps , max at 9,000Kbps and get your audio in AC-3 384K/s so you wouldn't go over the max bitrate limit.Alexander Mejia, Video Editor Volition-Inc/THQ-Inc.