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Won’t happen unless you don’t care if it looks like junk. The resolution of the video will be shot by then. With all of the decompressing and recompressing and reshaping needed, the video will look like it came out of a blender in the end. I’m sure a public museum paying money to have this done won’t stand for something that looks bad!
I don’t understand – Even assuming 1080i (which is what 1920 X 1080 pixel resolution) – NTSC SD is 720 X 480 pixels so figure about six SD screens can fit onto one 1080i screen (three columns, two rows) – Since there is additional DVD SD source videos, why not put a few of them on the screen at one time, fading in and out between the six panels and adding some text and graphics around them – Put some good music in the BG and fade/cut at appropriate points and maybe you’ve just salvaged the old video and given them something they could use?
Thats just what I was thinking!
OK… I think I see what you guys are saying. However, if I’m reading the first original post correctly, it sounded like they just wanted to take that 4:3 footage from a DVD and somehow fill up a 16:9 screen in a different format. Taking a 4:3 DVD (MPEG) and changing it to DV for editing, then blowing that screen up to 16:9 and then recompressing it back to either MPEG or .WMV would really alter the original quality of the footage. Athenagold even mentioned how the video was degraded just ripping the DVD.
I do agree that if you can avoid stretching the footage to 16:9 and doing something clever with the rest of the screen space, it might not look to bad. I was just commenting on what he originally was trying to do.
Any video file format that you decompress and recompress a few times will somewhat lose its original quality. Remember that compressing is actually taking repeated frame data between consecutive frames and deleting it, which is how the file sizes are shrunk down. Now when you do the opposite, the software is forced to compensate by somehow pixel blending each frame and that’s just not going to make your final results as true to life as it was originally. It will come out kind of grainy and not real sharp.
That is a GREAT idea on creating the montage effect as a work around.