Finally time after several years of cartoon VHS collecting to actually transfer everything from VHS->DVD and then from VIDEO_TS to something that is easily moved eg. .MP4 (h264)
I downloaded Handbrake awhile ago since everyone was making such good commments about it. Easy GUI but just too many different settings to play with. All my files are VOB files/video_ts and 720x576 25fps.
Should i pick "Fast 576 25FPS" and just let audio "AAC" 160 be as it is. Or will this decrease audio quality alot if, lets say i have a tape recorded with Hi-fi track compared to a mono track.
Ive seen alot of torrent packs containing TV/Cartoon episodes with average size of 175MB with Codec information:
Codec: H264 - MPEG-4 AVC (part 10) (avc1)
Video resolution: 640x480
Frame rate: 25
decoded format: blank
orientation: top left
chroma location: Left
MPEG AAC Audio (mp4a)
Sample rate: 44100Hz
Bits per sample: 32
And the output is actually very good. So im just curious before i start putting down hours of hours of conversion work that i actually get the best result taking care of both quality/and compression size.
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BeyonWiz T3 PVR ~ Popcorn A-500 ~ Samsung ES8000 65" LED TV ~ Windows 7 64bit ~ Yamaha RX-A1070 ~ QnapTS851-4G
DVD/VHS Recorder -> DVD (Video_TS) and transferr DVD to my PC
video_ts -> Mpg2Cut2
output -> VidCoder-2.63-x64
Some images of the results before/after. Just using these quick freeware programs. And bare in mind that all my VHS tapes are old tv-recordings from late 80s.
You did more than just cut/paste and reencode. It's hard to judge from just one frame, but the before clip looks a little over bright and over saturated. But the after clip looks too dark and maybe still over saturated.
VidCoder normal profile.
The before clip has color bleed due to VHS tape aging since the analog tape is 30 years old.
But since i always watch my videos with calibrated displays it's alot better in my oppinon to keep the video as normal as possible not trying to do magic with layers and color filters. Since you can always just turn your monitor profile gamma up abit and use Nvidia Digital vibrance
Cut/paste and reencode would never cause levels and color changes like that.