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303 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2008 7:05 PM by David Vogt1
In an ideal world, you might get slightly better quality using the 8bit uncompressed option (as long as the pixel dimensions are 720x480 the native dimensions for NTSC DVD's) but converting to a Quicktime with the DV codec will probably give you results that are just as good. DV is about 5 minutes a gig.G5 Dual2.5 Gig, MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
The other quality issue is that the DVD compression, MPEG2, is very compressed, and has lost a lot of quality that the original had. Once that quality is gone, you can never recover it, no matter what you do. All you can do is make it editable in FCP.
8 bit uncompressed is massive overkill for the quality of the input. I would pick ProRes as the input codec. It has a nice balance between quality and reasonable file size. It is designed as an intermediate editing codec, which is what this is.G5 1.8ghz DP, Mac OS X (10.4.1)