Video Crew: What bitrate is overkill?

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  1. verbal

    verbal Active Member

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    I've been ripping and encoding my DVDs. I've been doing two encodes-- one for mobile device use (iPod High Res preset in Handbrake) and one for TV use (Apple TV preset). Handbrake recently changed some presets, so I did a few test encodes using the old Apple TV preset, new Apple TV preset, and Universal preset. The universal preset can supposedly be used on the iPod classic and iPhone, but I have a fifth gen and it won't work on it.

    I'm torn on which Apple TV preset is better-- the old or new. I'm kinda OCD when it comes to stuff like this.

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    Window order-- Universal Preset, Apple TV Legacy Preset, New Apple TV Preset. Which bitrate is overkill? Comparing the two Apple TVs, is the extra bitrate worth it?

    Please school me. :hs:
     
  2. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    at work when i do video encoding...
    if there is a lot of movement or shadows or leaves and stuff, i use a higher bit rate so it's not all pixelated...
    if it's talking heads or or basic panning and moving, a lower bit rate is fine...

    example: if i were going to do the Matrix, I'd do a higher bitrate, but if i was going to do Taladega Nights, I'd do it lower...
     
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    that universal preset looks like a good balance, huge difference between the atv ones..
     
  4. verbal

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    So the bitrate is noticable with a lot of action?
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Yea very quick movements will cause things to become pixelated.
     
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    action and tons of small stuff on the screen at the same time. ie: leaves blowing in the wind, fireworks and sparkles....

    if you use a low bitrate for that type of stuff it'll be a pixel mess...
     

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