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Apple Pro Training Series DVD Studio Pro 4, Second Edition by Jem Schofield, Adrian Ramseier, Martin Sitter

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Appendix B. Bit Budget Calculator

Bit budgeting is a system of calculating the final size of a DVD project based on the elements—such as video, audio, and motion menus—that are included in the project. The great advantage of bit budgeting is that it allows you to precisely determine the amount of disc space available for your DVD assets, so you can encode your video at the highest possible quality. For more information on bit budgeting, see Lesson 9 and Appendix A.

If your video is longer than an hour in duration, you probably should bit budget your project. To help you do this, we’ve provided a bit budget calculator on the book’s companion DVD, which you can use to help you bit budget your project (DSP4 Book files > Appendices > AppB_DVD-SP.xls). ...

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