Hi people, I was just wondering if anyone knows how to encode files in x265 but make the BD size much smaller while maintaining most of the quality like PSA encoders do. currently using Handbrake, one thing I learned was that if you turn sharpness to normal, you get a better quality output. Is there anything else I can do, tried de-noise but didn't see much difference. Oh and please do not recommend applications such as Hybrid because they are too complex for me. TIA!
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1. Applying filters like denoise and sharpen does not 'maintain' quality but degrades it by changing from the original.
If you choose to apply filters, sharpen increases file size (harder to compress), denoise can make files smaller. Use at your discretion.
3. In the dimensions tab don't change anything (but you can leave autocrop)
4. In the filters tab, turn off interlace detection and deinterlace to off if your source is progressive (Blu-Ray etc), leave it on if it's DVD
5. In the video tab select H265 10 bit as your codec, or just h265 if you don't want 10 bit
6. Select frame rate to be same as source
7. Select constant framerate
8. Select constant quality or bitrate. Bitrate lets you fix the exact size of your video.
With constant quality you have to play around until you find the file size that suits you (Anywhere from 22 to 26 seems to work best).
10. You can leave the encoder profile to 'main' and the leave the level at 4.0
11. the audio and subtitle you can figure out.
Steps 8-10 is what you play around with to adjust size and quality.
Honestly if you want an exact file size, use bitrate and very slow preset.
A bitrate calculator will help you determine what size you will get based on the length of your video.
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.1
Format settings : CABAC / 4 Ref Frames
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, Reference : 4 frames
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 2 h 40 min
Bit rate : 3 372 kb/s
Width : 1 280 pixels
Height : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 29.970 (29970/1000) FPS
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.122
Stream size : 3.76 GiB (96%)
Writing library : x264 core 152 r2854 e9a5903
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=2 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=hex / subme=6 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=22 / lookahead_threads=3 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=2 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=1 / keyint=60 / keyint_min=31 / scenecut=0 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=30 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=3372 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / vbv_maxrate=3372 / vbv_bufsize=6744 / nal_hrd=none / filler=0 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Default : Yes
Forced : No
Scan type: progressive
Means your video is not detected as interlaced. Progressive means not interlaced basically. Most video you download or get from a digital source as a consumer will be progressive. DVDs or some TV sources may be interlaced.
I just have to ask, what is a "PSA encoder"?
Just by the way: if you encode your x265 with 10bit, the result will not be played by many players or TV sets. Better encode with 8bit.