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  • Should I adjust mpeg quality slider during capture?

     Nigel O’Neill updated 11 years, 6 months ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Nigel O’Neill

    November 15, 2010 at 3:12 am

    I have just noticed the quality slider under Capture preferences for MPEG video quality. I am capturing HDV. Mine is set to 20 (presumably the default). Is there any benefit of sliding it all the way to the highest quality setting? I am delivering in bluray and DVD for the same project.

    Intel i920, 12GB RAM, ASUS P6T, Vegas Pro 9 (X64), Vista x64 Ultimate, Vegas Production Assistant 1.0, VASST Ultimate S 4.1

  • Joe White

    November 15, 2010 at 4:38 am

    If you are capturing vie Firewire there is no “quality” loss. It is a direct digital transfer.

  • Nigel O’Neill

    November 16, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Thanks

    Good to know, but why offer a quality slider then during firewire capture if it makes no difference?

    I have also noticed a similar quality slider under the ‘video’ tab of the rendering templates. For HDV 1440/1080i it defaults at 15 (about half way) and for the PAL DVD Architect WS template it defaults at 20, with a possible maximum of 31 for both. Should I be cranking these up to get the best possible video quality? Furthermore, the ‘project’ tab setting of ‘best’ does not seem to have a bearing on the quality slider under the ‘video’ tab. I would have expected a corresponding change.

    Does SVP default to the best possible video quality for the template chosen? Some members of my video club complain my videos sometimes look slightly ‘soft’, and I have to say I agree with them. They edit in Premiere/Pinnacle Studio/Ulead and produce fantastic looking output with default settings. I seem to have to tweak SVP to get results to match.

    Does anyone else adjust their video quality slider settings?

    Intel i7 920, 12GB RAM, ASUS P6T, Vegas Pro 10 (X64), Vista x64 Ultimate, Vegas Production Assistant 1.0, VASST Ultimate S 4.1

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