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- May 23, 2011 at 4:03 PM #44434AnonymousInactive
I produced a fabulous 80-min DVD about Lake Winnipesaukee in NH 5 years ago and it’s been selling as a SD DVD since then. Now, I would like to convert the entire video to HD and re-master the DVD.
Is this something can be be done efficiently in 2011 ? 🙂
It can sort of be done, but 80 minutes on DVD probably means it’s not in high quality, which upconverting to HD isn’t going to make muchbetter.
Use sharpen in Sony Vegas Pro or whatever NLE you have
OK, forget about 80 minutes on the DVD.
What if I am simplyconverting the MPEG-2 file to an HD format. Is there any software available that can do this ?
Red Giant has Instant HD (http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/products/all/magic-bullet-instant-hd/) for $99 and I hear it does an OK job.
There is also the problem of framing as SD is usually in 4:3 and HD is usually 16:9 so you’re gonna need to letterbox or crop.
You could also put multiple SD segments on the screen simultaneously (tough to watch but it makes a point).
Not that I’m trying to split hairs, but you said you want to up-convert to HD and then remaster your DVD. Generally speaking, DVDs are only SD. So you’ll end up going SD > HD > Back to SD. That’s just silly and worse than where you’re starting.
Do you mean Blu-ray?
“What if I am simplyconverting the MPEG-2 file to an HD format.”
What MPEG-2 files are you talking about? I hope you’re not talking about the ones on the DVD. As XTR already explained, it’s low quality.
Where is your full-quality Master? Up-convert that. Not material pulled from a DVD.
You cannot produce more quality than the original quality in hand but some software can push on maximum image quality. and maximum bit rate allowed.
SD is 4:3 ratio HD is 16:9 ratio you need to crop your movie screen some software like Sothink from Sourtec can do the work.
Nobody can obtain the B-R quality 720 x 480 is far than 1920 x 1080 but not to far 1280 x 720.
You can save your DVD try with demo before to invest in costly software mathematic is mathematic.