the best plan of action is to have 1 master version: 1080p
everything after that is just downconverts.....it makes life a lot easier for those that
want the best quality.....................................i'm sure someone will take the time to
do all the downconversions to other formats, and disc sizes................
its just easier to have 1 master version, and everyone else can pick and choose
which version they will use, and not have to waste time downloading a huge
file they will never need/use..
well not really. I will have the 1080p master and be doing all the coverts myself. I will have extras to add to the DVD versions and i like to create everything myself, like the menus etc. That way i can make sure the quality is the same throughout the releases. just having 1 file released isn't the way to go. not everyone wants the 1080p version. The versions i will be doing is:
DVD-5 PAL & NTSC
DVD-9 PAL & NTSC
1080p AVCHD (anyone wanting just the movie can rip the m2ts from the disc and convert it to a ts stream without having to re-encode with freeware tools that wil play on your PC. Takes a few minutes)
And when media & Burners become cheaper i will be doing a Full Blu-Ray version
That covers everyone (apart from HD-DVD owners. But if i want to cover dead formats i may as well make a Betamax/ VHS version too. lol)
dunno why u guys bother with discs with their fail rate and compatibility issues. just hook up a pc/laptop to your tele.
What about hard drive failures? I've had my fair share of failures with those things and lost so much stuff i prefer to back up my stuff on Taiyo Yden DVDs and store them in an air tight container. At least if you use decent media like Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden you'll have great computability and they will last probably longer than a hard drive, and no chance of accidental erasure either. And pen drives are unreliable. even the best makes have problems. You have more chance of losing impostant data the higher capacity drives are.