[offtopic] Video Encoding

Thread in 'Discussion' started by Burbruee, 6 Mar 2009.

  1. I know some people here do some encoding, thought I would ask for some advice.

    So I capture footage from my Xbox 360 with DScaler4 using the Huffyuv codec, and later compress with x264 and using an avisynth script.
    Source is interlaced 720x480 PAL60 from S-video (my capture card doesn't support component, so I cannot capture progressive)

    I use this avisynth script at the moment:
    import("D:\Program\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\mvbob.avs")
    From the deinterlacers I've tried out, mvbob has given me the best results by far (but takes a looooooong time) and makes the video 60 fps, great.

    x264 settings:
     --pass 2 --bitrate 2048 --stats ".stats" --ref 5 --mixed-refs --no-fast-pskip --bframes 5 --weightb --direct auto --subme 5 --trellis 1 --partitions all --8x8dct --qpmin 19 --me umh --threads auto --thread-input --progress --no-psnr --no-ssim --output "output" "input" 
    Anyway, just wanted to hear with some of the "experts" here (muf?) what they recommend to get the best quality possible. (2 pass enough? should I go for a higher bitrate? tweak x264 settings? Is there an even better deinterlacer than mvbob? script improvements?)

    Here's a short sample clip of what quality I get with my current settings: http://143.mine.nu/~burbruee/sf4_sample-compressed.mp4 (please download and save as, 2:27 minutes, 37.2 MB)
    And a very short uncompressed clip if you want to check how the original source looks: http://143.mine.nu/~burbruee/sf4_sample ... ressed.avi (4 seconds, 46.5 MB)
    please only look at the video quality, not my skill quality, I'm on the 360 d-pad and haven't played SF for years. [​IMG]


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