Appendix A. Advanced Encoding

All encoding for DVD aims at achieving a delicate balance of maximum encoding speed, minimum file size, and the best audiovisual quality. Each asset type created in Compressor (which ships as part of Final Cut Studio) calculates that balance differently, based largely on the source media and distribution platform. The more you know about advanced encoding options and file size management techniques, the more likely it is that you’ll be able to improve the quality of your DVD content while ensuring that you’ll have room to include all of the content on the disc.

Bit Budgeting

Bit budgeting gets its name from the smallest unit of measurement in the digital world: a bit. A bit has a value of either 1 or 0 in the ...

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