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    Hi:
    I know NOTHING about high definition formats. I wish to create Blu-ray discs holding about 12 episodes of Ncis per disc of good to high quality video. What format, codec, video bitrate and audio bitrate should I use.
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    How long is Ncis? One hour?

    If so that is 12 hours, unless you want to use a BDXL disc it is way too long for a quality blu-ray


    Funny, people always want quality HD and at the end they wind up stuffing it butchered onto a single layer DVD and think they did a great job!

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    Originally Posted by newpball View Post
    Funny, people always want quality HD and at the end they wind up stuffing it butchered onto a single layer DVD and think they did a great job!
    Ditto.
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    NCIS is a network TV show in an hour slot. It's probably 42 minutes once the commercials are removed.
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    If your source is not HD......the outcome will NEVER be HD.
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    The few episodes I've seen look like they have used a 'vaseline filter' over the lens. Looked blurry even when it was shown on HDTV down here, looks even worse on SD.... I wouldn't bother, wack it on a piece of string or a VCD
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    Originally Posted by blitzen View Post
    Hi:
    I know NOTHING about high definition formats. I wish to create Blu-ray discs holding about 12 episodes of Ncis per disc of good to high quality video. What format, codec, video bitrate and audio bitrate should I use.
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    If you are planning to use BD-R, you won't be able to fit 12 episodes of NCIS as good to high-quality high-definition video. NCIS is shot using a soft focus, I presume to flatter the aging cast, so it might look better than most other TV shows when re-compressed to that degree, but it won't look close to the original.

    You will have between 1.8 and 1.9 GB to devote to each episode at 12 episodes per BD-R disc. Compressing a video file to less than half its original size would reduce the quality substantially even if you use h.264, which is the most efficient codec that a Blu-Ray player can play, and AAC audio. (No Blu-Ray player's media player can handle decoding HEVC data files as far as I know, and HEVC isn't allowed for authored Blu-Ray discs.)

    CBS uses 1080i. A 1-hour 1080i ATSC TV broadcast with the commercials trimmed usually consumes around 4.5 GB. BD-R is nominally 25 GB capacity, but in practice it holds a bit less and shouldn't be burned all the way to the rim. I don't re-encode and usually fit 4-5 episodes per BD-R with the commercials trimmed. I also burn as data rather than author a true Blu-Ray disc because I either play my BD-Rs with a PC or with a Blu-Ray player that has a built-in media player. I suggest that you do the same and save yourself the effort of trying to squeeze 12 episodes onto one BD-R at much lower quality.
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