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Old 03-27-2019, 02:27 AM   #1
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We are a church that records Sunday services for uploading to our website, live broadcasting to other sites on our campus, DVD production for mailing requests and live streaming on our website. We have just upgraded our system from SD to HD and looking for the best format for our use. Below are the choices we have from our new equpment:

1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25p, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p

For our website and DVD production, we record to a MP4 file and then edit the service in Edius 8.53.3262.

What are recommendations for best format to shoot in?
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Old 03-27-2019, 11:25 AM   #2
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First of all: when you say "DVD", do you mean
- a playable video-DVD
- a DVD (or other disc) as a data storage medium
- a playable BlueRay disc as well?

I am asking because a video-DVD will NOT allow for HD due to its technical specification. For HD you need BlueRay discs - and people with a standard DVD player would not(!) be able to play BlueRays.

If you need to keep adressing audience with standard DVD-players, you will end up making an SD-copy (DVD conform) of each HD-video you produce. For this process it might be easier to choose a format, from which the "downgrade" to DVD is easier.

Since you are located in the USA, I guess most people who want DVDs or BlueRays have NTSC-based TVs. Therefore, you might easily count out the easy numbers (50p, 50i, 25p), because these are frame rates for PAL systems.
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Old 03-27-2019, 01:08 PM   #3
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Thank you, Captain. This is the type of info needed. Yes, it's a playable DVD. I am seeing that Edius automaticallyconverts it back to SD when creating the disk. We produce very few DVD's each week, so what we upload to our website, stream and broadcast internally are the most important here. One thing that I'm seeing on our website (we use Subsplash to host) is that any sudden movements are momentarily slightly blurry. We are currently shooting at 1080/29.97p and wondering if we should change the rate??
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Old 03-28-2019, 04:48 PM   #4
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As noted video DVD is SD. Your HD edits will be down converted for video DVD. There are several threads on how to do this for the best quality, and Antonsvideo's web page provides a guide on how to do this.

I would check with your streaming service provider to determine what formats and bit rates they support and prefer.

MP4 is common for web streaming/download. It might be worth doing a spot check with your members who d/l services to make sure you are not going to a format that requires bandwidth/connection speed that is not common in your area.

For archiving services for future I would do a Blu-ray video discs for watching, and Blu-ray data for unedited video.
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:36 PM   #5
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One thing to note- and perhaps someone more familiar with Edius 9 than me can chirp-in... if you are exporting your edit master timeline to standard def from HD you will want to create your titles on a video track rather than a title track, otherwise you will have to redo the titles for SD... or have they fixed that in Edius 9?

Just a thought... as I have to convert to SD on some projects, and that was the workaround in Edius 6.5
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Old 04-06-2019, 12:47 AM   #6
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What are recommendations for best format to shoot in?
I do all my shoots at 60P either HD or with the GH5's in UHD. To me this gives the widest opportunity for delivery later. I edit in a HD60P project and for me create a HQX file. I use this file in TMPGenc to create a SD encode for DVD or bring HQX file into an interlaced HD project to create a file for Bluray. If you want you could do the same by placing on a progressive 30P project and create a file for 30P progressive.

With this 60P source one can get smooth motion of 60P progressive or interlace and if you like the juddery motion of slower frame rates 30P or even 24P will be available in edit. If you start with a slower frame rate its all you got without effort and possibly artifacts.

Although I say 60P I really mean 59.94 of course so in your case 1080/59.94p
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