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.
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.
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.