I own a HDV camera and I have copied the videos from tape into HDD into m2t files.
Since this file is quite large, I decided, that for archival purposes, I will compress this video with advanced video encoding H264.
After a long research I adopted the following compromise.
For this operation I use Avidemux program.
I select x264 video codec, yadif deinterlacing filter and in the configuration set the target video size in to 4400MB for 1hour long HDV file.
The results is quite good image and approximately 10000kbps average video bitrate. (BTW: the SONY NEX video files have a bitrate of a 16000kbps)
Now I wonder what do you think and how do You doing this?
And this is the results.
Bitrate viewer results.jpg
PS. I apologize for my English. However I hope, that you understand me.