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Old 05-11-2007, 04:07 AM   #3
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VCD is just not a very high-quality format to begin with, and it will never compare to a Full D1 DVD. Both the spatial resolution and the bitrate are just too low for that.

However, I just did a test with PC3 and rendered one of my projects to VCD format using the "Mastering Quality" settings, and I was actually pleasantly surprised, it didn't look bad at all. You can't blow the image up without it looking soft, but at the original size it looks crisp and free of macroblocking.

How you view the results has alot to do with how you interpret the results. If your media player scales or isn't set up right, you'll be disappointed. If you actually burn a disk and play it on a VCD (or compatible) player, expect VHS-like quality.
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