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Old 2007-08-19, 01:48 AM
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Re: vhs to dvd

Originally Posted by rhinowing
According to my videophile friend, SA units tend to introduce blockiness during video with alot of motion in it.
That's correct. If you're going to use a standalone to convert your video, make sure you use the XP mode [or equivalent]. This will allow you to put a maximum of 1 hour of footage on a DVD5 and blockiness during high motion scenes will be minimized. If you use the SP (2 hour) mode then compression artifacts will become evident.

The optimum way of encoding video is to get it onto your PC using the DV-AVI codec or a lossless codec such as HuffYUV (if you're coming from an analog source) and then using 2 (or more) pass variable bitrate encoding.
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