How to adjust Divx so that sharpness has higher priority than correct color ?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Carl Minter, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. Carl Minter

    Carl Minter Guest

    I want to encode a movie with DivX 5.1 and VirtualDub and want to limit the resulting
    movie size to (around) 700MB. ok.

    There are some parameters which help me to adjust the output. If I prefer to
    get a sharper resulting movie instead of absolute color truth how do I do that?

    Carl Minter, Nov 26, 2003
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    gayBoy Guest

    (Carl Minter) wrote in
    After calculating the proper bitrate for a 700 MB file, encode your movie
    using Virtualdub and select the two-passes setting.

    Hmm. I don't under your question.

    Please elaborate.

    gayBoy, Nov 26, 2003
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    Arne Hoch Guest

    Why DivX 5.1? Have you tried XviD? If you choose 2-pass encoding, there
    is an option to set the exact video size.

    Arne Hoch, Nov 27, 2003
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    Keith Clark Guest

    It seems that there's always a compromise between sharpness and file size.

    The thing that seems to affect sharpness the most other than file size is
    the deinterlacing method.

    The OP didn't specify the source. I'll assume tape or an off-the-air

    If you can pass the video through a yuvdenoise filter prior to the
    conversion, and if you can use a version of VirtulaDub's "smart
    deinterlace" filter, you'll find that you can get really sharp clear
    movies in relatively small file sizes.

    Of course if it's a DVD rip then a denoise filter wouldn't be necessary.

    You might want to look at dual-booting to Linux, because "transcode" can
    do amazing things with dvd-ripping and xvid encoding. I fit "Italian Job"
    and "T3" on 700 MB CDs (one CD per movie) and people are just blown away
    by the quality - no motion artifacts, very sharp, and bright saturated
    accurate color. Mostly I use transcode to archive recorded TV shows to
    xvid, as I can get better quality in much smaller file sizes than with say
    Vidomi or the other Windows tools I've tried.

    Keith Clark, Nov 27, 2003
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