Preset advice for DV home videos

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Horus
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Preset advice for DV home videos

Post by Horus »

Hello,

I have a bunch of families video tapes, recorded on DV and MiniDV. I transferred them using Firewire from tape to file.

Handbrake identifies them as "720x576 (768x576), 4:3, 25 FPS, 2 Audio Tracks, 0 Subtitle Tracks", file tells me they are "DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)".

As they are pretty big, I want to transcode them using Handbrake (1.3.3 on Linux) and kindly ask for your advice on presets:

Original source is a home camcorder, therefore the source is not of very high quality

My first choice would be something like "Fast 720p30".

Does it make sense to change the Video->Framerate to 25 to match the source?
Should I tick Dimensions -> Storage Geometry -> Optimal for source?

Thanks a lot!
Florian
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Re: Preset advice for DV home videos

Post by musicvid »

My first choice would be something like "Fast 720p30".
No, you also have a preset called "Fast 576 p25."
Why change a bunch of stuff, when this preset was designed to do exactly what you want?
Horus
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Re: Preset advice for DV home videos

Post by Horus »

Oh, yes, that looks fitting.

I wasn't sure if the "Fast 576 p25" refers to the first (720) or second (576) dimension.

Best Thanks!
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Re: Preset advice for DV home videos

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It always refers to the height, which is the independent variable in imaging.
720p, for instance, means 1280x720, which is HD.
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Re: Preset advice for DV home videos

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Fast is great for quick throwaway encodes, kids tablets, etc.
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