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    I am newbie and I am trying to convert a home video to DVD. I am trying to use MSU color enhancement filter on source video (DV) and I think I have found a good setting for my home video.

    But what format(compress or uncompress) should I choose to save my changes? I tried to do uncompress AVI and the estimated file size it huge. I am not sure about compress AVI because I think I will lost some video quality. Please forgive my newbie question. I have tried goggle and search videohelp but I cant seem to find it.

    thanks in advance...
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    You can use DV, with minimal quality loss.

    You can use a lossless codec such as huffyuv or lagarith. Both will be large, but far smaller than uncompressed. Lagarith usually comes in at around 30 - 35GB/hour for SD footage for me, but it can vary a little either side of this.

    Or finally, you can frameserve to your mpeg-2 encoder and not have an intermediate file other than the temporary sign-post file created during frameserving.
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    I edit DV source to DV project and print the edit back to DV tape* for backup and then encode DVD MPeg2.

    * or back to a DV-AVI file to hard disk.
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    I am now encoding it to Mpeg2 after saving it to DV (using Panasonic DV codec).

    Thanks for the fast replies...
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    In future I would recommend you use the cenodica DV codec with virtualdub instead. The Panasonic DV Codec has known quality issues.
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    1. Avoid Panasonic DV codec for home camcorder video. It chops your whites. As sggested by guns1inger, use Cedocida codec instead if you must convert from DV format.
    https://forum.videohelp.com/topic353165.html

    2. What editor are you using? Better to edit in DV format without RGB conversion if possible. Source DV->EditDV->Archive-DV->Encode MPeg2 for DVD.
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