Make MPEG file using pinnacle studio plus 9

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Andy W, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. Andy W

    Andy W Guest

    I want to make mpeg file using pinnacle studio plus 9, but not sure
    what settings to use.
    What should I select for Presets? and Compression? and Data rate for
    Video and Audio?
    What numbers will generate good quality mpeg files?
    Or should I use mpeg file as my final output for my videos at all?
    Since avi takes up too much space. Is there a better alternative?

    Andy W, Apr 20, 2006
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  2. "Andy W" wrote ...
    Alternative for what?? What do you want to do with your mpeg file? Just
    look at it on a computer, or ?? There should be pre-sets for mpg for VCD
    quality video, and also a pre-set mpg for DVD quality video. VCD is
    *aproximatetly* VHS quality (or slightly less) and may be just good enough
    (plus much smaller file size than DVD quality)
    Richard Amirault, Apr 21, 2006
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  3. Andy W

    Andy W Guest

    What I want to find out is if I want to view the video 20, 30 years
    from now, is mpg a good format? or should I save the video under some
    other formats?
    Andy W, Apr 24, 2006
  4. If MPEG is good enough today, it will likely be good
    enough 20-30 years from now. VHS has lasted at least
    that long, so it is inconcievable that MPEG won't be
    playable in 20-30 years.

    OTOH, most (all?) video by then will be HD, so SD,
    and especially highly compressed SD will seem like
    those old scratchy b&w movies look to us today. If
    you want something comparable to future quality, use
    something with less compression (DV comes to mind.)

    Of course, what you have the MPEG stored on must
    also last 20-30 years and I am not betting on DVDR
    to have that kind of lifetime. I've had too many failures
    after months or a couple years to have any faith at all
    in the archival potential of CDR or DVDR. Mag tape
    appears to be the archival medium of choice by even
    those with unlimited budgets, so I think it is good enough
    for me.
    Richard Crowley, Apr 24, 2006
  5. Andy W

    GanSaw Guest


    I am from Myanmar.
    I am not good in english
    But...I want to give you some suggestion...
    If you want to get best quality of vcd.
    Capture with mpeg 1 (VCD) format through S-video cable.
    Don't use Composite Cable.
    .....1150 data stream is the best quality of VCD.
    use s-vidoe cable to capture the mpeg1(VCD) .
    GanSaw, Apr 25, 2006
  6. Andy W

    Andy W Guest

    So if I create MPEG using "DVD compatible" preset that means less
    compression, is that correct?
    If that's ture, then that means, since it's not feasible for me to
    store videos in avi formats due to file size issue, so next best thing
    will be save video as MPEG2 using "DVD compatible" preset. Am I right?

    Thanks for your input.
    Andy W, Apr 25, 2006
  7. Andy W

    Andy W Guest

    thanks for the info.
    Andy W, Apr 25, 2006
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