I hope you guys can help me with the following problem.
I have a
- .mts file
- using AVCHD compression
- with a resolution of 1280x720
- with a bitrate of 10 Mbps
(taken with my JVC GZ-HM30 HD camcorder)
which I need to convert into an
- .avi file
- using XviD compression
- with a resolution of about 640x360
- with a bitrate of about 1000 kbps
I'm using Sony Vegas Pro 10.0.
When I convert it into the desired format, using the desired compression, quality of the picture is just terrible - pixelated with an obvious "pixel motion".
I'm wondering what am I doing wrong?
Is the target bitrate too low?
If that's the case, then how come video converted from other high quality sources like DVD turns OK when converted into XviD with a bitrate of around 1000 kbps? I've tried converting the video into XviD with bitrate up to 4000-5000 and only then is the video quality acceptible.
In other words, am I to have no other option other than using much higher XviD bitrate (4000-5000) on the expense of file size?
Do I need to use temporary uncompressed (or some other) format?
Do I have to convert the video into an uncompressed format first and then into the desired one? If so, what would be the most suitable temporary format in this case?
My ultimate goal is to achieve quality of video as in the case of converting DVD quality into XviD (with a bitrate of around 1000 kbps).
MP4/h.264 is out of the game because I need the converted home videos to be able to play on a standard DVD (XviD) player.
I hope I managed to describe the problem as straightforward as I can.
Thanks in advance!