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Windows 7: Image Compression

14 May 2011   #21
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I've been using H.264 and audio passthrough in an MKV container and find near BD/Blu Ray equivalent in the 5-10GB range. Processing takes a LONG time.
The backup method is a tradeoff between disk space, processing power and how much of an absolute perfectionist you are.
While I do intend to work on the quality of my videos, I'm not enough of a perfectionist to dedicate that much space to each video. If I did, I would need a lot more hard drives than I now have, even if I went to 3TB drives.


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14 May 2011   #22
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I've been using H.264 and audio passthrough in an MKV container and find near BD/Blu Ray equivalent in the 5-10GB range. Processing takes a LONG time.
The backup method is a tradeoff between disk space, processing power and how much of an absolute perfectionist you are.
While I do intend to work on the quality of my videos, I'm not enough of a perfectionist to dedicate that much space to each video. If I did, I would need a lot more hard drives than I now have, even if I went to 3TB drives.
The 5-10GB processed corresponds to a 25-50GB original. The perfectionists I'm talking about store the original.
A 5 fold reduction in size for similar full HD quality isn't bad.
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14 May 2011   #23
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

No, it isn't. I thought that by comparing the quality to BD, that you were referring to regular DVD movies instead. I know very little about BD, because I only have one, and have never had any luck encoding it with any of my encoders. both the audio and video stutters badly.
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14 May 2011   #24
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
No, it isn't. I thought that by comparing the quality to BD, that you were referring to regular DVD movies instead. I know very little about BD, because I only have one, and have never had any luck encoding it with any of my encoders. both the audio and video stutters badly.

Yes it is for Blu Ray quality.
I thought we were talking blu ray full HD quality.
To backup standard definition I'd just pull the movie only and store as the original in iso form. The original movie only (if that's the source) may be 5GB. Zip type compression isn't going to do much in my experience. Using Handbrake to re-encode could get it down to 2GB.
I think you can buy a 2TB HDD for ~$120 so I wouldn't bother re-encoding SD.
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14 May 2011   #25
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
No, it isn't. I thought that by comparing the quality to BD, that you were referring to regular DVD movies instead. I know very little about BD, because I only have one, and have never had any luck encoding it with any of my encoders. both the audio and video stutters badly.

Yes it is for Blu Ray quality.
I thought we were talking blu ray full HD quality.
To backup standard definition I'd just pull the movie only and store as the original in iso form. The original movie only (if that's the source) may be 5GB. Zip type compression isn't going to do much in my experience. Using Handbrake to re-encode could get it down to 2GB.
I think you can buy a 2TB HDD for ~$120 so I wouldn't bother re-encoding SD.
All of my videos were encoded from the movies only, using a variety of encoders (DVDFab8, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, HandBrake and a few others on occasions), but none of them produced a file as large as 5GBs, despite the fact that I usually set the encoders to high quality, or second pass encoding. I have a few that ended up at ~ 1 - 1.3GBs, but most are ~ .5GBs. I'm not sure what we are doing differently, but while I could go for ~ 1GB on the size, 5GBs is too large for my taste.

BTW, I can buy 2TB drives for ~ $90 - $100.
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