What is MPEG Encoding?
The process of transferring from a source tape to our DVD system
is called encoding. Every project we encode is performed
under the strict DVD specifications in the MPEG-2 format. MPEG-2
is a digital video compression scheme that allows video to be
greatly compressed without much visual loss. However, to get MPEG-2
to look good, much work is needed along with the proper equipment.
Our trained staff determine whether to use a constant bit-rate
or a 1 or 2 pass variable bit-rate for your DVD project. Our ultra
high quality real time encoding equipment is dedicated to solely
for this purpose. We have had clients throw away our competitors
DVD's when they compared them with ours. Along with the MPEG-2
video capture, we encode AC-3 sound. We also have the ability
to encode in 2 channel stereo or 5.1 surround sound based on the
In addition to using an all digital system, we also use digital
noise reducers and Time Based Correctors for all of our encoding.
All encoding from digital masters is done through SDI, which is
superior to Firewire or component video. It constantly monitored
through waveform and vectorscope monitors. The source can be provided
in almost any video format, analog or digital. We accept almost
up to 30 different formats, both consumer and professional. Once
encoded we begin our DVD Authoring process to create the look
of your DVD.