Best render settings to produce Blu-ray

melliott1963 wrote on 8/14/2016, 10:52 AM
I have Panasonic Camcorder footage, the format of which is shot at 50.000 fps progressive, 1920x1080x12, AVC.

I want to produce the best quality Blu-ray disc from this footage, so would like to know the best way of doing this. Do I need to modify the clips in Vegas at all to change the frame rate? Also, which render option for the video stream will give me the best quality.

I'll be putting the rendered footage into DVD Architect to produce the final disc.

Thank you in advance for any help.

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john_dennis wrote on 8/14/2016, 3:07 PM
The following are the legal Blu-ray pixel dimensions and frame rates:

1920×1080 59.94i 16:9
1920×1080 50i 16:9
1920×1080 24p 16:9
1920×1080 23.976p 16:9
1440×1080 59.94i 16:9
1440×1080 50i 16:9
1440×1080 24p 16:9
1440×1080 23.976p 16:9
1280×720 59.94p 16:9
1280×720 50p 16:9
1280×720 24p 16:9
1280×720 23.976p 16:9

Only 1280x720 50p retains your frame rate at the expense of some detail. Every other combination involves manipulation of the frame rate or loss of frames altogether or both as in the case of 1440x1080 50i. 1920x1080 50i retains the pixel dimensions with manipulation of frames to interlaced from your progressive source. Pick your poison.

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OldSmoke wrote on 8/14/2016, 3:19 PM
If your footage contains fast motion, 720p will look better. If you have little motion, mostly landscapes or so, 1080 50i might be a better choice.

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melliott1963 wrote on 8/15/2016, 6:13 AM
Thanks.

I'll check, but I think the first time I rendered it, I used 1920x1080 50i, but the quality wasn't what I was expecting it to be.

Will try the 720p and see if that helps
Gabonviper wrote on 8/21/2016, 2:18 AM
A little OT, but lately I've started to shoot 24fps 4k with my Panasonic LX100 rather than 25fps since the 50i template loses a lot of sharpness from the footage. But the actual question is: which should I choose in DVDA for bluray render - 1920x1080 24p or 23.976p 16:9? I think the precise frame rate is 23.976.

Thanks.
ushere wrote on 8/21/2016, 2:27 AM
@ oldsmoke

i thought it was the other way around? of course nowadays i do tend to get things back to front more often than not....
john_dennis wrote on 8/21/2016, 3:07 AM
@ the Viper

Check your camera files in Mediainfo. Then use the frame rate that doesn't require any change. I suspect it is 23.976 but it is easy enough to verify.

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