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06-08-2003, 04:30 PM
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I get excellent quality from Analog Cable or Boradcast TV captures on my ReplayTV using the KVCD3 template with the following tweaks:

Change resolution to 480 x 480 (352 was not detailed enough but 528 was overkill)

Change minimum bit rate from 300 to 0. (Also, eliminate the padding!)

Change 23.97 to 29.97

Use this Avisynth script:

GripCrop(480, 480, overscan=2, source_anamorphic=false)
STMedianFilter(8, 32, 0, 0, 8, 32)
BlockBuster(method="noise", detail_max=7, variance=0.5, seed=1)

This seems to work great for any type of capture. (If you are doing a movie you will want to add in IVTC to compensate for the original 23.97).

I use TMPGEnc and the current KVCD3 template with the tweaks above. The file sizes are small and I am still surprised by the quality.

The only negative is the encode times can be high. I am running around 3x real time time on an Athlon 2200+. (Most of the speed hit is PixieDust),

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hi Grantman,

this is not the same that you post here a few minutes ago?

seems a great work and as you can see we all want to read about it.
...only one thread is nedded and we got more posts.
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