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Old 29 Oct 2008, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default DivX vs DV Video Encoder image quality?

I'm using Pinnacle Studio Plus 9.4.3 to combine some video clips into one large file. This seems to solve some of the problems with out-of-sync audio I've had when burning dvds using either Pinnacle or Sony Vegas.

I've always used the selection "DV Video Encoder 720 x 480, 29.97fps" to create a single avi file. It always worked quite well, but the file size was rather large (about 25gb for 2 hours of video).

Recently I selected "DivX Encoder, 640 x 480, 29.97fps" to create an avi file and was amazed to find the file size was about 800mb rather than over 20gb.

My question is, am I compromising the quality of the video? It seems I must be to get such a difference in file size, but I couldn't really see any difference in the video quality of the dvd. However, the source clips were of older videos so the quality wasn't that great in the original so it was difficult to judge.

I'd appreciate any help on this. I like the smaller file size, but I don't want to compromise the quality.

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Old 1 Nov 2008, 10:01 AM   #2
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For 2 hours of video more than 1400 MB .avi is probably superfluous unless the source is HD.
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