- Standing on the sholders of others -
Like everyone else I’m am transfering the “faces” LD set to dvd. I have been in the field of digital video & dvd production for the last 3 years. What I’m trying to do is provide the best possible transfer of the laserdisc to Dual Layer DVD.
Video Capture System: Media 100 i/xr (this system captures a lossless signal) (we have roughly $30,000 in this system)
LaserDisc Player: Pioneer DVL-91
Mpeg Encoder: Cinema Craft SP (the best software based mpeg 2 encoder available - comparable to hardware encodes)
AfterEffects (for menus, captioning, image adjustment)
DVD Studio Pro 3 for DVD production
Filtering & picture correction software to be determined
The Discs (as I see them now):
No special features other than motion menus (intro+chapters)
Dolby 2.0 audio (track provided by laserdisc)
No trills to allow the highest possible average bitrate (estimate: 5.0 low 8.0 average 9.8 max) (dvd-player-max with audio 10.08bps)
I will encode to use all avalible space of a dual layer disc.
More info to come as the process continues. . .