Best settings to convert DV AVI to MP4

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VProject
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Best settings to convert DV AVI to MP4

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Description of problem or question:
What are the best settings to convert DV AVI (from MINI DV tapes) to .mp4 to get the best quality?
I'd like to convert to a more future proof format.
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Re: Best settings to convert DV AVI to MP4

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Could you please post your HB logs, instructions can be found here:

https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/latest/hel ... y-log.html
VProject
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Re: Best settings to convert DV AVI to MP4

Post by VProject »

Is this a generic request? I'm not asking for support because I experienced a bug but because I'm interested in the best settings.
Happy to go through the procedure but just assume I didn't even do anything in the software other than what the best settings would be for what I'm trying to accomplish.
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Re: Best settings to convert DV AVI to MP4

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The scan log will tell us about your source, thus what to do with it.
Woodstock
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Re: Best settings to convert DV AVI to MP4

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The most "future-proof format" is raw, uncompressed video, and a supply of hardware that can read it that will get you through "the future". And a lot of us will contend that "MP4" isn't one of those formats, because it already displays its limitations at every turn.
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Re: Best settings to convert DV AVI to MP4

Post by musicvid »

Is your DV-AVI
NTSC 4:3
NTSC 16:9
PAL 4:3
PAL 16:9
?
How on earth could anyone guess at your "best settings" without knowing that essential information?

Is that a good enough reason to post your logs?
The forum administrators who make the rules here think so...
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